Yosemite fire threatens to cut power to San Francisco

California Governor Jerry Brown declareda state of emergency for San Francisco late Friday after powerlines providing electricity to the city were threatened by awildfire raging at the edge of Yosemite National Park.
The fire has damaged the electrical infrastructure servingthe city, and forced the San Francisco Public UtilitiesCommission to shut down power lines, the governor said in hisdeclaration.
The so-called Rim Fire, which started on Saturday in theStanislaus National Forest, had blackened 11,000 acres at the northeastern corner of Yosemite, which is about200 miles from San Francisco, as of Friday afternoonafter exploding in size overnight, a park spokeswoman said.
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