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In photos and videos: Wildfires ravage area near Yosemite National Park

Thousands of people have been advised to evacuate as wildfires rage near Yosemite National Park.

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The Oak Fire began Friday afternoon and by Saturday had burned nearly 12,000 acres outside Yosemite, according to Cal Fire.

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The Post’s Praveena Somasundaram reported that California Gov. Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency for Mariposa County on Saturday and that the Federal Emergency Management Agency is also providing resources to suppress the fire.

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Imagesshow homes burning and flames encroaching on cattle. Firefighters and hotshot crews are battling the fire, trying to contain it and minimize destruction.

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A home burns in Mariposa County.

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A hotshot crew beside a burning forest.

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The Oak Fire burns near cattle.

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A firefighter cools a burning tree.

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Flames destroy a vehicle.

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Ethan Swope/AP

Firefighters take a break.

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Carlos Barria/Reuters

The Oak Fire burns near Darrah in Mariposa County.

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David Swanson/Reuters

A firefighter works along Jerseydale Road in Mariposa County.

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David Odisho/Bloomberg

A structure burns.

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David Odisho/Bloomberg

A firefighter works to extinguish the Oak Fire.

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Carlos Barria/Reuters

A helicopter assists firefighters.

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Carlos Barria/Reuters

Firefighters battle the Oak Fire.

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Peter Da Silva/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock

Cal Fire firefighters battle the Oak Fire.

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A Cal Fire firefighter pulls a hose as he battles the Oak Fire.

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A home burns.

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Firefighters prepare to defend a structure.

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Credits

Photo editing and production by Kenneth Dickerman. Video editing by Leila Barghouty