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Black Oak Casino general manager Ron Patel walks the nearly empty gambling room floor, which is open to customers, but inaccessible due to road closures into and around Tuolumne City due to the Rim Fire which continues to burn in the Stanislaus National Forest Saturday Aug. 24, 2013.  Thousands of would be gamblers would normally walk through the doors of Black Oak Casino on a regular Saturday, but Patel has only counted 30. (AP Photo/The Modesto Bee, Elias Funez)