'Apocalyptic Scene' as Oak Fire Smoke Fills Californian Skies

California’s Oak Fire burned more than 14,000 acres in Mariposa County as Sunday, July 24, just two days after the fire started, according to Cal Fire.

Governor Gavin Newsom proclaimed a state of emergency for the affected county as the fire “destroyed homes, threatened critical infrastructure and forced the evacuation of more than three thousand residents.”

The National Weather Service said the fire caused “smoke, haze, and air quality impacts” to the surrounding area.

Video posted by J Doss shows a smoke filled sky in Mariposa on Friday. Doss said the plumes of smoke created a “surreal” image in the sky.

As of Sunday, the Oak Fire covered 14,281 acres and was zero percent contained. At least five structures were damaged and 10 were destroyed, according to CALFIRE. Credit: J Doss via Storyful

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