Fast-moving Oak Fire explodes in size as it burns near Yosemite National Park


By Meredith Deliso
A firefighter works to mitigate the flames as the Oak Fire burns near Mariposa, Calif., July 22, 2022. Tracy Barbutes/Reuters

Gov. Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency Saturday for Mariposa County as hundreds of firefighters are battling a fast-moving fire burning near Yosemite National Park in California.

The Oak Fire ignited Friday afternoon and has quickly exploded to more than 9,500 acres as of Saturday afternoon, according to state fire officials. The fire is currently 0% contained.

Publish : 2022-07-24 09:36:00

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