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Default Emergency in San Francisco as wildfire threatens city's power grid

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An out-of-control wildfire leapt across the boundaries of Yosemite National Park on Friday as more than 2,100 fire personnel worked to contain the Northern California blaze, the latest of the major wildfires to sweep the country in recent weeks.
http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013...ower-grid?lite
The Rim Fire had burned more than 125,620 acres by Friday night, after having nearly doubled in size overnight. The fire has destroyed 16 structures and caused one injury as it burned in Stanislaus National Forest, according to an incident report. More than 2,100 responders were battling the blaze, which was just 2 percent contained.

On Friday, California Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency in San Francisco, some 150 miles away from the blaze, because the raging inferno threatened the city's power infrastructure, NBC Bay Area reported. Two of three hydroelectric plants in the area had to be shut down because of the fire
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