Photos: Oak fire near Yosemite explodes in size, destroys homes

The fast-moving oak fire near Yosemite National Park grew to 9,500 acres by Saturday afternoon. The fire, which broke out around 2 p.m. Friday, was 0% contained as of Saturday noon, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. The fire has destroyed 10 buildings and threatens 2,000 others.

Flames consume a house.

Flames from the oak fire consumed a home on Triangle Road on Saturday.

(Noah Berger/Associated Press)

A firefighter watches as the fire consumes a tree.

A firefighter watches the Oak fire in the Jerseydale community of Mariposa County on Saturday.

(Noah Berger/Associated Press)

A firefighter sprays water on a wildfire.

A firefighter battles the fast-moving oak tree fire on Saturday.

(Noah Berger/Associated Press)

Firefighters fight flames next to an engine

Firefighters are working to prevent the Oak fire from reaching a home in the Jerseydale community on Saturday.

(Noah Berger/Associated Press)

A helicopter throws water on the wildfire.

A helicopter throws water on the oak fire.

(Noah Berger/Associated Press)

Destroyed property near charred trees and smoke

Destroyed property is left in the wake of the oak tree fire as it chews through the forest near Midpines, northeast of Mariposa on Saturday.

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Firefighter holds a dog

Firefighter Joanna Jimenez holds a dog she found in an evacuation zone as the Oak fire burns in Mariposa County Saturday.

(Noah Berger/Associated Press)

A house burns as the American flag is seen.

A house burns as the oak fire sweeps through the area near Mariposa on Saturday.

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A firefighter extinguishes flames.

A firefighter battles the Oak Fire Friday as it crosses Darrah Road in Mariposa County.

(Noah Berger/Associated Press)

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