Fire near Yosemite National Park
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Yosemite National Park threatened by fires in California

24 August 2013 Last updated at 04:11 BST

A state of emergency has been declared in California, where a giant wildfire is raging out of control.

More than 2,000 firefighters have been tackling the blaze, known as the "Rim Fire", which has encroached into Yosemite National Park, one of the most popular tourist attractions in California.

Catharina Moh reports.