Massive wildfire in Mariposa County threatens power supply to Yosemite National Park as 4,000 people forced from their homes

A massive wildfire in Mariposa County triggered a new round of evacuations Tuesday as flames threatened power lines that feed Yosemite National Park, officials said.

Approximately 4,000 people have been forced from their homes since the Detwiler fire, which is burning east of Lake McClure, exploded to 25,000 acres, with hundreds of firefighters trudging through steep terrain to reach flames in overgrown vegetation, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.

By 8:30 p.m., the blaze was only 5% contained and had destroyed eight structures, damaged one and was threatening an additional 1,500.

Source: Massive wildfire in Mariposa County threatens power supply to Yosemite National Park as 4,000 people forced from their homes

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