Burned By Congress: Government Shutdown Latest Blow For Area Affected By Rim Fire

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YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK (CBS13) — While the Rim Fire eases toward containment, businesses around Yosemite National Park will have another potential disaster to contend with—Monday night’s federal government shutdown.

With both sides in Congress unable to reach a deal, national parks like Yosemite will be closing until a deal is reached. Campers have 48 hours to leave the park.

The announcement comes on the 123rd anniversary of the establishment of Yosemite.

This latest blow has Dori Jones, owner of Dori’s Tea Cottage and Cafe, ready to take out an emergency loan to help pay the bills.

“It’s going to be hurtful for our business and everyone’s business here. It’s going to be very devastating,” Jones said.

Flames from the Rim Fire forced Hotel Charlotte guests to cancel a total of 150 room reservations. Rooms are filling up as people head to enjoy the fall months in…

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