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"Roads are money, and without the roads open, we die": California wildfire closures lead to massive tourism losses for businesses near Yosemite

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Carrie Anderson via AP
Wildfires burning in the U.S. West have scorched 5.6 million acres this year, including parts of Yosemite and other national forests.
The Ferguson Fire in Yosemite has been particularly damaging to local tourism and businesses are facing significant losses.
The area around Yosemite has the seventh largest tourism economy connected to a U.S. national park.
The park has 4.3 million visitors spending an estimated $452 million in 2017, according to the National Park Service.
For the past two weeks, a wildfire has forced much of Yosemite National Park in California to...
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