California’s fast-moving Oak Fire burns nearly 12,000 acres and forces evacuations outside Yosemite National Park

The fire, which had 0% containment as of Saturday evening, began Friday in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada near the small community of Midpines, roughly a 9-mile drive northeast of the county seat, the town of Mariposa, state fire officials said . Flames tore through trees and sent thick smoke into the sky Friday, …

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