Fire Near Yosemite Destroys Berkeley's Treasured Family Camp
The wildfire raging near Yosemite National Park is now 15 percent contained -- a small gain since last night. But the increased containment was not enough to save Tuolumne Family Camp, a camp owned by the city of Berkeley and treasured by generations of residents since its founding in 1922.
So far the wildfire has scorched 225 square miles and continues to threaten Tuolumne City and Hetch Hetchy Reservoir -- San Francisco’s source for drinking water.
Fire officials are calling the fire particularly challenging. What’s making this fire more difficult to fight? And are there any predictions as to when firefighters might get closer to having this fire under control?
To find out more, KQED's Tara Siler spoke with reporter Grace Rubenstein, who has been covering the fire.
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