Obama vows action against California wildfire

US president promises to provide all resources needed to halt one of state's largest wildfires in history.

Last Modified: 27 Aug 2013 10:45
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President Barack Obama has promised the state of California whatever resources it needs to halt ones of its largest wildfires in history.

Firefighters have struggled to contain the blaze, which has edged into Yosemite National Park.

Melissa Chan reports from west of Yosemite National Park, California.


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