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Crews make progress against destructive fire near Yosemite

Oaki Fire continues to burn but is slowly improving on containment.
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Oaki Fire continues to burn but is slowly improving on containment.

(KYMA, KECY/ AP News) - Firefighters continue to make progress against the large California forest fire that forced evacuations for thousands of people and destroyed 41 homes near Yosemite National Park.

Crews battling the Oak Fire got a break from increased humidity and lower temperatures as monsoonal moisture moved through the Sierra Nevada Foothills.

According to Cal Fire, after minimal growth Monday overnight, the blaze had consumed nearly 29 square miles of forest land, reaching 26% containment on Tuesday.

About 6,000 residents from mountain communities are still under evacuation orders, although a few places have been downgraded to advisories.

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