According to an article published by the Associated Press on August 24, California Governor Jerry Brown has declared a state of emergency in San Francisco due to wildfires that are burning in Yosemite National Park.
The Associated Press reports that a wildfire in Yosemite National Park tripled in size overnight, and has now reached nearly 200 square miles. The wildfire is reportedly threatening more than 2,500 buildings including homes, hotels, and camp buildings.
Additionally, the massive fire has begun affecting cities that are more than 150 miles away from the leading edge of the blaze. Gov. Brown declared a state of emergency in San Francisco because the blaze has become a threat to the city's utilities. San Francisco has already had to shut down two of its three power stations, and official say any further disruptions in affect the city's power supply.
The Yosemite National Park fire is reportedly just one of 50 wildfires that are currently wreaking havoc the western United States.
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