Washburn Fire threatens iconic Yosemite National Park sequoia grove | USA TODAY

Homes and campsites in Wawona, California have been evacuated due to the ongoing Washburn Fire at Yosemite.

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The Washburn Fire was first reported Thursday in Yosemite’s Mariposa Grove, which houses over 500 mature sequoias, including the 3,000-year-old Grizzly Giant. It quickly spread amid hot and dry weather conditions: the fire grew to 2,000 acres Sunday evening, up from 466 acres recorded on Friday, according to the National Wildfire Coordinating Group.

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