Smoke from California's Oak Fire seen from space

STORY: Authorities said on Saturday (July 22) that the blaze has ravaged more than 9,500 acres of forest.

About 6,000 people have been ordered to evacuate, said a spokesperson with the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE).

Earlier in July, the Washburn fire threatened part of Yosemite National Park's giant sequoia groves. It torched 4,856 acres of forest, forcing parts of Yosemite National Park to close.

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