Yosemite Valley to reopen Tuesday morning

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Tuesday, August 14, 2018
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The Ferguson fire forced the closure of Yosemite Valley on July 25th.

FRESNO, Calif. (WTVD) -- Yosemite National Park is set to reopen Tuesday morning after a devastating end of summer for the popular destination.

The park was closed for nearly three weeks due to a nearby massive wildfire.

That fire has burned 150-square miles and took the lives of two firefighters.

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This is the first time in 20 years the park has closed.

It's estimated the wildfire cost the park and surrounding areas nearly $50 million in lost tourism dollars.