USA: Emergency declares in parts of California as wildfire rages near Yosemite National Park
In USA, over 11,900 acres of land burnt and 3000 people evacuated due to wildfire near Yosemite National Park in California.
A state of emergency has been declared in Mariposa County of California as a wildfire continues to rapidly spread. Firefighters are struggling to control it.
The flames are being driven by hot, dry weather and drought conditions California’s Governor Gavin Newsom said in a statement.
The Oak fire which started on Friday marks an ominous start to the state’s peak wildfire season. With this more dangerous blazes are expected due to a combination of drought, climate change and overgrown vegetation.