California’s largest wildfire of the year burns near Yosemite

The number of personnel assigned to fight the blaze jumped from 403 to 2,093 in the past 24 hours as the fire has become one of the state’s largest. 

 “Any spots that are flying, if they do, land into the fuels. Those fuels are so receptive and that’s what’s causing this fire to grow so, so rapidly and giving us such a hard fight,” said Natasha Fouts, a Cal Fire spokesperson, Fox San Francisco reported. 

Evacuation orders were given and could be pushed up to 5,000 Fouts said. As of Monday afternoon, the fire was 10% contained. 

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