Structure losses rise in Sierra Nevada wildfire

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by Associated Press

KREM.com

Posted on August 27, 2013 at 4:52 PM

Updated Tuesday, Aug 27 at 6:40 PM

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- The number of structures destroyed by the big wildfire in California's Sierra Nevada has risen from 23 to 101.

Fire information officials, however, have not identified what types of structures have been burned. 

About 4,500 structures remain threatened.  

The fire burning in the Stanislaus National Forest and in portions of Yosemite National Park surpassed 280 square miles Tuesday.  

It's the seventh-largest California wildfire on record going back to 1932.
 
The fire broke out Aug. 17 and the cause remains under investigation.
 

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