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Wildfire threatens SF water supply

Aug 26th, 2013 - National News

TUOLUMNE CITY, Calif. (AP) — A 225-square-mile wildfire continues to burn in and around Yosemite National Park in California and is only 7 percent contained.

Fire officials say inaccessible terrain, strong winds and bone-dry conditions are making it tough to get a handle on the blaze that began Aug. 17.

The wildfire also is threatening the quality of water in a reservoir that serves San Francisco.

State and federal fire officials are focusing fire break containment efforts int eh communities of Ponderosa Hills, Twain Hart and Tuolumne City.

The fire is edging closer to the Hetch Hetchy Reservoir, where on Sunday ash was falling on the source of San Francisco's famously pure drinking water. City utility officials say that so far the water is safe, but they continue to monitor it.

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