Yosemite Fire Doesn't Deter Some 8/30/13
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Officials at Yosemite National Park expect some 3,000 cars a day to pass through the park's gates this Labor Day weekend, despite a 311-square-mile fire burning in and around the park in California.
The fire caused respiratory problems for people living as far as 150 miles away. But 20 miles upwind in Yosemite Valley, the sky is clear.
The blaze is 33 percent contained, but more than 20,000 acres of the fire are along the northern edge of the 750,000-acre national park.