California Oak Hearth: Quick-growing hearth engulfs properties close to Yosemite Nationwide Park because it burns greater than 15,000 acres

“The fire behavior we’re seeing in this incident is truly unprecedented,” said Jon Heggie, Battalion Chief of Cal Fire, of the Oak Fire, which erupted over 16,700 acres and destroyed at least 7 architectural works. “It moves incredibly fast and the reaction time to get people out is limited because the flames move so fast.” … Read more