FRESNO, California (AP) A Northern California wildfire grew overnight to more than three times the size of the city of San Francisco as it spread inside the border of Yosemite National Park.
The out-of-control flames have caused tourists to flee and forced the evacuations of hundreds from homes.
California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection spokesman Daniel Berlant said Friday the blaze had grown to more than 165 square miles (427 sq. kilometers) and was only 2 percent contained.
Berlant said the fire threatens about 4,500 residences.
While Yosemite remains open, the wildfire caused the closure of one of three entrances on the west side, devastating areas that rely on tourism.
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