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California forest fire burns out of control near Yosemite

Summary by Ground News
The blaze erupted Friday southwest of the park near the town of Midpines in Mariposa County. Evacuation orders were in place for over 6,000 people living across a several-mile span of the sparsely populated area in the Sierra Nevada foothills. The cause was under investigation.
21 days ago·Yosemite Valley, United States

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Crews Protect Homes As Oak Fire Burns Near Yosemite

JERSEYDALE, Calif. (CBS13/AP) — A destructive wildfire near Yosemite National Park burned out of control through tinder-dry forest on Sunday and had grown into one of California’s biggest blazes of the year, forcing thousands of residents to flee remote mountain communities.Some 2,000 firefighters battled the Oak Fire, along with aircraft and bulldozers, facing tough conditions that include steep terrain, sweltering temperatures and low humidity…

21 days ago·United States
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Global News

Crews protect California homes as Wildfire continues to burn near Yosemite - National

A destructive wildfire near Yosemite National Park burned out of control through tinder-dry forest on Sunday and had grown into one of California's biggest blazes of the year.

21 days ago·Toronto, Canada
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USA Today

Shocking images of Oak Fire burning outside Yosemite National Park

The wildfire has burned over 14,000 acres and is forcing evacuations in the area.

21 days ago·United States
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CNN

California's Oak Fire has expanded rapidly as it scorches more than 16,000 acres near Yosemite National Park

A ferocious wildfire outside California's Yosemite Park is "moving extremely fast" and limiting the amount of time authorities have to warn area residents to evacuate, a state fire official said.

20 days ago·Atlanta, United States
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IBTimes

VIDEO California Wildfire: Intense Blaze Near Yosemite National Park Burns For Third Straight Day

The wildfire started on Friday and has tripled its size. Thousands of residents have been forced to leave their homes.

21 days ago·United States
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The Washington Post

Fire near Yosemite spreads into California’s largest of the season

Fire crews were able to make some headway on California's Oak Fire, which has more than quadrupled in size since it sparked on Friday — fueled by hot and dry conditions.

20 days ago·Washington, United States
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