Residents returning as firefighters slow California blaze

Posted: August 20, 2014 at 4:55 a.m.

A child’s burned bicycle on Tuesday sits at a house destroyed by a wildfire outside Oakhurst, Calif.

Officials said Tuesday evening that they had gained the upper hand on a central California blaze in the foothills near Yosemite National Park that forced more than 1,000 residents to flee their homes.

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