Viewfinder: Inmate Firefighters Battle Flames in California's Yosemite National Park

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Inmate firefighters battle the Ferguson fire in Jerseydale, California, on July 22nd, 2018. A fire that claimed the life of one firefighter and injured two others near California's Yosemite National Park has almost doubled in size in three days, authorities said Friday. The U.S. Department of Agriculture said the so-called Ferguson fire had spread to an area of 22,892 acres, and was so far only 7 percent contained.

Inmate firefighters battle the Ferguson fire in Jerseydale, California, on July 22nd, 2018. A fire that claimed the life of one firefighter and injured two others near California's Yosemite National Park has almost doubled in size in three days, authorities said Friday. The U.S. Department of Agriculture said the so-called Ferguson fire had spread to an area of 22,892 acres, and was so far only 7 percent contained.

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