New evacuations ordered as fire raging near Yosemite National Park grows to 12,525 acres
17 July, 2018
A wildfire burning outside Yosemite National Park continued its push south toward nearby rural communities as hundreds of firefighters flooded into the area Tuesday.
Meanwhile, the tree die-off is one of many fire hazards heightened by California’s drought conditions. The state last year experienced the most destructive fire season in history, with dozens of people killed and thousands of homes lost from Northern California wine country down to Santa Barbara and Ventura counties.
Those blazes were fueled by dry conditions and unusually powerful winds.