Officials said homes were being evacuated, but it wasn’t clear how many were involved.
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One of several wildfires burning across California prompted the evacuation of hundreds of people in a central California foothill community near Yosemite National Park, authorities said.
More than 1,500 people from homes and four hotels near the community of Oakhurst have been told to evacuate, said Erica Stuart, a spokeswoman for the Madera County Sheriff’s Office. Oakhurst is about 16 miles away from an entrance to Yosemite National Park.
Nearly 3,000 residents were notified by phone of the fire, but not all of those people were told to leave their homes, Stuart said.
The fire has burned about 500 acres, state fire officials said.