Fast California Oak Hearth burns almost 12,000 acres and forces evacuation outdoors Yosemite Nationwide Park

The fire, which was 0% containment Saturday night, began Friday in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada near the small community of Midpines, about 9 miles northeast of the county seat, the town of Mariposa, the state fire officials speak. Flames tore through trees and sent thick smoke into the sky Friday, and in at … Read more