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Yosemite Fire Costs San Francisco Power as Water Unharmed

A wildfire spreading within miles of water and hydropower sources for San Francisco in Yosemite National Park has cost the city $600,000 for replacement electricity, officials said.

The Rim Fire grew today to about 150,000 acres (60,600 hectares) or 234 square miles and was 15 percent contained, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, which has command of the fire crews. About 3,400 personnel were fighting the blaze, which erupted Aug. 17 and threatened 4,500 structures.