U.S. President Barack Obama, first lady Michelle Obama an dtheir daughters Sasha Obama and Malia walk through Ahwahnee Meadow after arriving on Marine One June 17, 2016 in Yosemite Vally, California. (AFP / Brendan Smialowski)
Your feedback is important to us!
We invite all our readers to share with us their views and comments about this article.
Disclaimer: Comments submitted by third parties on this site are the sole responsibility of the individual(s) whose content is submitted. The Daily Star accepts no responsibility for the content of comment(s), including, without limitation, any error, omission or inaccuracy therein. Please note that your email address will NOT appear on the site.
Alert: If you are facing problems with posting comments, please note that you must verify your email with Disqus prior to posting a comment. follow this link to make sure your account meets the requirements. (http://bit.ly/vDisqus)
A California wildfire that forced the evacuation of campgrounds and ranches devoured additional thousands of acres Friday and rising winds could stoke the flames racing through rugged canyons toward the Pacific Ocean, fire officials said.The blaze -- which shut down U.S. 101, the state's major coastal highway, for two nights in a row -- had consumed 9 square miles of heavy brush. The fire was 20 percent contained but so-called "sundowner" winds that rush down the mountains in 40 mph gusts were beginning to kick up again Friday night, fire officials said. Another fire erupted Friday afternoon in Northern California.By evening, though, the fire's forward movement had been stopped and the blaze was 40 percent contained. John Pierson, head of the top-tier fire management team assigned to the blaze, said fire officials hoped to have lines along 30 percent of the fire's perimeter by late Friday.
FOLLOW THIS ARTICLE