6 Sep 2013

Yosemite fire started by hunter

10:38 am on 6 September 2013

A big wildfire in Yosemite National Park in California was caused by a small illegal fire set by a hunter.

The Rim Fire began on 17 August outside the park and is now 80% contained. It has burned almost 960 sq km.

In a statement on Thursday, the Forest Service said no arrests have been made and the hunter's name is not being released.