Thousands told to evacuate homes in California as wildfire engulfs forests bordering Yosemite National Park
Approximately 6,000 people have been told to evacuate their homes in Mariposa, California, as a wildfire blazes through the Sierra National Forest, which borders the Yosemite National Park.
The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, known as CalFire, stated that the Oak Fire had engulfed 11,900 acres of land, with thousands of residents living within a 54-square-mile evacuation zone told to leave their homes.
Explosive fire behavior is challenging firefighters," said Cal Fire,per The Independent.
CalFire has said the blaze had destroyed 10 buildings and threatened another 2,693.