"Terrifying"—Oak Fire threatens Yosemite giant sequoias as tree crowns burn
The Oak Fire currently burning near Yosemite poses a risk to the National Park's giant sequoias, with emerging reports of burning tree crowns.
As of 8 p.m. local time on July 25, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) announced on social media that the wildfire was now 17,241 acres in size, with only 16 percent contained by firefighters.
The fire has been spreading rapidly throughout Mariposa County, having grown from 1,600 to 11,900 acres in a single day. Some 3,