YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK (CBS/AP) — A massive wildfire burning around Yosemite National Park in California is now 75 percent contained.
State fire spokesman Daniel Berlant says crews made good progress against the Rim Fire overnight, increasing containment from 70 to 75 percent. The fire—one of the largest in California history—also did not grow significantly, with higher humidity moderating fire behavior.READ MORE: Prosecutor: Kristin Smart Was Killed During 1996 Rape Attempt
The blaze has now burned about 369 square miles or 235,841 acres.READ MORE: SUV Found In Canal Near Modesto
The fire began on Aug. 17 in the Stanislaus National Forest, and two-thirds of the land burned since then is located there as well. The cause is being investigated.MORE NEWS: USA Track & Field Junior Olympic Championships Returning To Sacramento In 2022
It has claimed 111 structures, 11 of them homes.