A relatively cool and humid Labor Day allowed fire crews to make major progress toward corralling a massive wildfire searing the edge of Yosemite National Park in California. By Wednesday, authorities had lifted evacuation orders and advisories for several communities once threatened by the blaze.
Sept. 1, 2013Fire crew members stand watch near a burn area as they fight the Rim Fire near Yosemite National Park in California. The massive wildfire is now 80 percent contained, according to officials.Mike McMillan/U.S. Forest Service via AP