State of emergency declared in part California as wildfire spreads near Yosemite National Park

A state of emergency has been declared in part of California as the largest active wildfire in the US rapidly spreads near Yosemite National Park. The Oak Fire has quickly grown since starting on Friday, and firefighters have struggled to get the blaze under control. “Explosive fire behaviour is challenging firefighters”, California’s fire department said. […]

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Fast-moving fire breaks out near Yosemite National Park, evacuations ordered

A fast-moving wildfire near Yosemite National Park erupted on Friday afternoon and prompted evacuations even as firefighters made progress against an earlier blaze that burned to the edge of a grove of giant sequoias. The Oak Fire began at about 2pm southwest of the park near Midpines in Mariposa County and quickly spread to 1,600 […]