Friday 20 April 2018

In Pictures: Raging wildfire in California spreads rapidly, forces thousands from homes

Flames rise behind a vacant house as a firefighter works to halt the Detwiler wildfire near Mariposa, Calif., on Wednesday, July 19, 2017. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
Flames rise behind a vacant house as a firefighter works to halt the Detwiler wildfire near Mariposa, Calif., on Wednesday, July 19, 2017. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
A scorched car rests next to a residence leveled by the Detwiler fire near Mariposa, Calif., on Wednesday, July 19, 2017. A surging wildfire raced through California mountains and foothills west of Yosemite National Park on Wednesday, forcing thousands to flee tiny, Gold Rush-era towns. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
Melted lawn chairs rest outside a residence leveled by the Detwiler fire near Mariposa, Calif., on Wednesday, July 19, 2017. A surging wildfire raced through California mountains and foothills west of Yosemite National Park on Wednesday, forcing thousands to flee tiny, Gold Rush-era towns. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
Merced and Mariposa County Sheriff's Office members gather during a wildfire in Mariposa County, Calif., Tuesday, July 18, 2017. (Merced County Sheriff's Office via AP)
Merced and Mariposa County Sheriff's Office members attend a briefing during a wildfire in Mariposa County, Calif., Tuesday, July 18, 2017.. (Merced County Sheriff's Office via AP)
Firefighters monitor flames on the side of a road as the Detwiler fire rages on near the town of Mariposa, California on July 18, 2017. AFP PHOTO / JOSH EDELSONJOSH EDELSON/AFP/Getty Images
A firefighter sprays down flames as the Detwiler fire rages on near the town of Mariposa, California on July 18, 2017. AFP PHOTO / JOSH EDELSONJOSH EDELSON/AFP/Getty Images
A firefighter (at top) douses flames on a tree as the Detwiler fire rages on near the town of Mariposa, California on July 18, 2017.AFP PHOTO / JOSH EDELSONJOSH EDELSON/AFP/Getty Images
A real estate sign is surrounded by flames as the Detwiler fire rages on near the town of Mariposa, California on July 18, 2017.AFP PHOTO / JOSH EDELSONJOSH EDELSON/AFP/Getty Images

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