Wildfires Spread Near Yosemite National Park

Tourists watched in fear as the raging fires burned more than three square miles near the national park.
1:52 | 07/28/14

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Back to California to the fast-moving wildfires that continue to rage, including one threatening yosemite national park. So far more than a dozen homes destroyed, and hundreds evacuaevacua evacuated as a precaution. Brandi Hitt is there at yosemite for us. Good morning. Reporter: Good morning, Lara. This is where fire fighters are getting ready for a long battle in extreme hit. Exploding, quadrupling in size, and destroying at least one home. This morning a wall of flames burning near one of the most picturesque places in the world. The tourists watching in fear as well as wonder as fire fighters try to put out a wildfire that's scorched more than three square miles near the national park, one home destroyed and a hundred more evacuated. This postcard image of yosemite valley turned to this on Sunday. Smoke so thick you can't see half dome. A similar situation a hundred miles to the north just east of sacramen Sacramento, California. I saw the flames. I couldn't believe it. Reporter: Hundreds of families rushing to flee the sand fire barely got out in time. At least 13 homes left in ruined. This family lost everything. I was trying to save the home. And just the fire came up so fast. Reporter: Strong winds combined with triple-digit temperatures and a record-setting drought, made it tough ant fire crews. Hotter and drier, fires burn faster. Reporter: And their concern about what lies ahead with the fire season just getting started. Several campgrounds in the area are evacuated, but the park is open, including half dome. Road closures could lead to delays. Thank you very much.

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