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    Posted July 28, 2014 by
    El portal, California
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    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     While stopping to fill up at a gas station in El Portal, California, Nicole Wright looked up the mountain and saw smoke from the El Portal wildfire on Saturday afternoon. “The helicopters were moving in to fill buckets to dump on the fire heading up the hill about 200 yards away from us,” said the Belmont resident, who is vacationing at Yosemite National Park. Read more on the fire from CNN affiliate KGPE.
    - zdan, CNN iReport producer

    While leaving the park on Saturday at 4:30 we stopped at the gas station quickly to get out of the way for the emergency vehicles. And in passing by we looked up on the hillside hike the El Portal fire was just starting

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