The pilot killed in a crash while fighting a wildfire in Yosemite National Park has been identified as a retired Navy pilot.
An air tanker crashed while fighting a wildfire at Yosemite National Park on Tuesday afternoon, killing the pilot on board, according to Cal Fire.
The Yosemite National Park Service was evacuating an area of the park due to a wildfire.
The U.S Forest Service has reopened some wilderness areas that were closed because of the massive King Wildfire.
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A U.S. Forest Service spokesman said more rain and high humidity on Saturday aided firefighters battling the King Fire.
Wet weather was helping firefighters gain control of a massive wildfire threatening thousands of homes in the Sierra Nevada foothills of California.
Massive fire burning in the foothills between Sacramento and Lake Tahoe has created a huge charred gash in the side of the golden state.
More than 7,000 firefighters in better-than-expected conditions managed to extend their lines around a huge and unwieldy wildfire that has threatened thousands of homes for well over a week and fouled the air in two states.