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Most of Yosemite Has Re-Opened, But With Lingering Smoke(NTD)

2018-08-16 21:51
Most of Yosemite National Park was reopened on the morning of Aug. 14, after it was forced to close by the Ferguson Fire for several weeks. Although only a small part of the park's western end burned, the intense smoke and unhealthy air quality caused the park to shut down during its peak season starting on July 25. Authorities urged visitors to drive with extreme caution, since firefighters were still working in the area. Officials also warned that the air quality was poor and people should avoid heavy exercise or remaining outdoors for a prolonged period of time.