Destructive blaze singes El Portal and Foresta

A Sikorsky S-64 Skycrane helicopter made a water drop near Foresta as dusk fell on Saturday, July 26. “I have never seen a fire spread so fast in my life,” photographer and Park worker Harry Vanderburg said.For a third time in a quarter century, a wildland fire has swept across Foresta at the western edge of Yosemite National Park.
“It’s been a heartbreaker,” said Anne Knutson, the owner of two structures lost in the fire. “You just don’t think that lig...

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