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Containment of Yosemite wildfire at 95 percent

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YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — Fire crews have significantly increased their containment of a fire at the edge of Yosemite National Park which an air-tanker pilot died last week trying to fight.

The National Park Service said Sunday the fire had burned 311 acres was now 95 percent contained.

They say State Highway 140, which leads visitors into the park's main valley, has reopened.

The road was closed after an air tanker hit the canyon wall and disintegrated, with pieces landing on the highway.

The U.S. Forest says the fire was sparked by hot metal fragments from a vehicle.

Meanwhile, a blaze along Interstate 80 in the small community of Applegate about 40 miles northeast of Sacramento remained at 459 acres and 67 percent contained.

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