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Wildfire races towards Yosemite National Park as 10 western states under threat

Wildfire races towards Yosemite National Park as 10 western states under threat
A wildfire is raging at the edge of one of America’s most iconic wild places, Yosemite National Park.

A wildfire is raging at the edge of one of America’s most iconic wild places, Yosemite National Park.

The fire ignited on Sunday in the Sierra Nevada, south of the park. According to Cal Fire, the state’s largest wildfire fighting agency, it has burned 9,000 acres and is just 10 per cent contained.

Thousands of people have already been evacuated as wildfires rage in ten states in America’s West. The largest, the Bootleg Fire, is burning in southwestern Oregon. It doubled in size, and then doubled again, this weekend and is threatening 2,000 homes along with California’s power supply.