CA Under State of Emergency as Wildfire Rages On

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The wildfire burning near California's Yosemite National Park is raging out of control.

Officials say it's nearly quadrupled in size and is only 1 percent contained. That increase prompted Gov. Jerry Brown to issue a state of emergency.

Thousands of homes, hotels, motels and camp sites are in the fire's path. Hundreds of evacuation orders were issued Thursday as businesses shut down and tourists left the area.

Officers are going door to door in the Groveland and Pine Mountain Lake communities to warn residents.

In all, the rim fire covers more than 98 square miles, making it one of the largest blazes in the nation.

More than 50 wildfires are sweeping through a dozen states.

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