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Yosemite Wildfire Moving East Into Sierra National Forest

This July 2022 photo provided by the National Park Service shows a firefighter clear loose brush from around a Sequoia tree in Mariposa Grove in Yosemite National Park, Calif. A wildfire on the edge of a grove of California’s giant sequoias in Yosemite National Park grew overnight but remained partially contained Tuesday, July 12, 2022.  (Garrett Dickman/NPS via AP)
This July 2022 photo provided by the National Park Service shows a firefighter clear loose brush from around a Sequoia tree in Mariposa Grove in Yosemite National Park, Calif. A wildfire on the edge of a grove of California’s giant sequoias in Yosemite National Park grew overnight but remained partially contained Tuesday, July 12, 2022. (Garrett Dickman/NPS via AP)
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Yosemite National Park, Calif. (AP) -- A wildfire that threatened a grove of California's giant sequoias in Yosemite National Park was burning eastward into the Sierra National Forest on Wednesday.

The Washburn Fire is one of dozens of blazes chewing through drought-parched terrain in the Western U.S. It had increased in size to more than 6.6 square miles (17 square kilometers) and was just 23% contained.