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A few remaining campers in Yosemite Valley packed up gear and cleared the area for firefighters battling a huge wildfire near Yosemite National Park.

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A fast-moving wildfire — believed to have been sparked by arson — tore through trees, burned five homes and forced evacuation orders for an entire mountain town as California sweltered under a heat wave and battled ferocious fires at both ends of the state.

By MARCIO SANCHEZ, Associated Press July 26, 2018