Oak Fire Spreads to More Than 17,000 Acres Near Yosemite National Park

The Oak Fire burning in California’s Mariposa County near Yosemite National Park had spread to 17,241 acres and was 16% contained by Monday, July 25, fire officials said.

Footage released by the Clovis Police Department on Monday shows a police car driving through a section of the fire, and a helicopter collecting water.

Cal Fire said helicopters dropped 300,000 gallons of water on the fire, and almost 3,000 firefighting personnel were deployed to fight the blaze, which first broke out on Friday.

The fire threatened more than 2,400 structures, and 21 homes were destroyed, the agency said.

The cause of the fire remained under investigation. Credit: Clovis Police via Storyful

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