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Yosemite Fire Now California's Fourth-Largest
The wildfire burning in and around Yosemite National Park has become the fourth-largest in California history.
CalFire spokesman Daniel Berlant said the so-called Rim Fire, which has been burning for two weeks, has now scorched 348 square miles of countryside.
The blaze is larger than the 1932 fire that covered 344 square miles in Ventura County.
However, California's worst wildfire remains the 2003 San Diego County blaze that killed 14 people.
The Yosemite wildfire continues to grow, with fire officials confirming just 40% of blaze was under control on Sunday, up from 35% a day earlier.
More than 110 buildings have been destroyed and around 5,500 more, including 4,500 homes, are at risk.
The blaze is also threatening the reservoir that supplies most of San Francisco's water, as well as ancient sequoia groves.
"This is a gnarly fire," Jon Jarvis of the National Park Service was quoted as saying by the Los Angeles Times.
"It's got high attention, huge fuels, big flame lengths and lots of really, really dry, climate-driven conditions."
The fire has unleashed a smoky haze that has worsened air quality more than 100 miles away in Nevada.
Nearly 4,000 people are involved in fighting the blaze, which started during the afternoon on August 17.