South Fork Fire Forces Evacuation of Wawona in Yosemite National Park

WAWONA (CBS/AP) — Authorities have released an depletion sequence for a tiny city of Wawona as a week-old glow in Yosemite National Park grows and atmosphere peculiarity in a area reaches a dangerous level.

The U.S. Forest Service says a glow grew to 2,903 acres, or 4 1/2 block miles, overnight due to winds from thunderstorms. Local authorities systematic those in Wawona to leave by 4 p.m. Saturday as atmosphere peculiarity is approaching to worsen.

The town, that has a race of 1,000 to 2,000 during any given time, is about 1 1/2 miles from a fire. The depletion sequence includes a ancestral Big Trees Lodge, before famous as a Wawona Hotel.

The glow has sealed campgrounds and trails in a park given it began final Sunday. It’s 10 percent contained.

South Fork Fire

Dawn perspective of a South Fork wildfire blazing nearby Wawona on Aug. 17. (Sierra Fire Watch around Twitter)

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