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Wildfire in Yosemite National Park caused by camp fire

Wildfires

Officials in California say the huge wildfire burning in and around the Yosemite National Park was caused by an illegal fire set by a hunter.

The fire, which has spread over 370 square miles, is one of the largest in California's history.

According to the US Forest service the wildfire spread when a hunter lost control of a fire in an isolated area.

The fire is now 80 per cent under control (meaning 4/5 of its perimeter is contained), but is still burning.

Last week we spoke to 14-year-old August, who told us what it is like to live near the blaze.

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Life near the wildfires