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Yosemite still open to visitors despite Rim Fire

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Park visitors stand on the beach of a Yosemite Valley river on August 28, 2013 in Yosemite National Park, California. As the Rim Fire continues to burn on the western edge of Yosemite National Park, the valley floor of the park remains open. The Rim Fire has charred more than 190,000 acres of forest and is currently 30 percent contained. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

This Labor Day weekend you may be hitting the road, but one destination you might not be considering is Yosemite.

The Rim Fire is burning in part of the park, and the fire is now more than 30 percent contained. Full containment is not expected until September 20th.

Despite this though much of the park is open for business. Kari Cobb, park ranger and spokesperson for Yosemite, joins the show with an update on the status of the park. 

We also speak with park ranger Maggie Dowd, for an update on the other side of the park, just beyond it in the Stanislaus National Forest, where the fire has hit the hardest.



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