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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 […]

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Growing wildfire threatens giant sequoia tree grove in California’s Yosemite National Park

A growing wildfire that threatens a famed giant sequoia tree grove in California’s Yosemite National Park has forced officials to issue evacuation orders for a nearby community, officials said Friday. The Washburn Fire has swelled to nearly 500 acres as it burns near the lower portion of Mariposa Grove, Yosemite park officials said. Firefighters are […]

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United States: Toxic algae may have killed California family and their dog on remote hiking trail

California authorities are trying to determine why a family of three and their dog died on a remote hiking trail in the Sierra National Forest near Yosemite National Park. Search and rescue workers found the bodies of John Gerrish, Ellen Chung, their one-year-old daughter, Miju, and the family dog on Tuesday near the Devil’s Gulch […]