Drone captures raging wildfire in Yosemite

STORY: The wildfire is threatening some of the world's oldest giant sequoia trees in Yosemite.

As of Sunday (July 10), the blaze had scorched nearly 1,600 acres (648 hectares) of timber and brush at the southern end of the park, up from 250 acres on Friday (July 8), a day after the fire was first reported by visitors on the Washburn Trail of the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias.

National Park Service personnel immediately closed the Mariposa Grove, home to more than 500 mature giant sequoias, and on Friday, evacuated the adjacent community of Wawona, Wawona Hotel and campground.