A large wildfire in California has forced thousands to evacuate

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Timelapse shows wildfire in Yosemite National Park

Story: The fire began on July 8th at Mariposa Grove in the park. It is home to over 500 mature giant sequoias, the largest tree species by mass. As of July 13, the flame consumed 3,772 acres, according to a report by InciWeb, the US inter-ministerial all-risk incident information management system. California’s fuel-filled forests, California Forest Conservation Agency data, combined with the drier conditions associated with climate change, have created the eight largest wildfire conditions in state history since 2017.