Progress seen in Sierra Nevada wildfire battle but smoke pushes into San Joaquin Valley cities

  • by: GOSIA WOZNIACKA , Associated Press
  • Updated: August 30, 2013 - 10:40 PM

FRESNO, Calif. — Nearly a third of the huge forest fire burning in and around Yosemite National Park was contained Friday and some small communities in the mountainous area were no longer under evacuation advisories, but smoke descending down into San Joaquin Valley cities was becoming a problem.

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