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116 homes, other structures burned in fire near Yosemite

JERSEYDALE, Calif. (AP) – At least 116 homes and other structures have been destroyed by a California wildfire near Yosemite National Park, officials said Thursday.

The Oak Fire in Mariposa County has burned more than 29 square miles (75 square kilometers) of trees and brush, with 39% containment, Cal Fire said in an incident report.

Search teams are moving through remote communities in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada looking for more damage.

As of Wednesday, about 2,200 people remained under evacuation orders, fire spokesman Chris Garcia said. About 6,000 people fled their homes when a fire broke out last Friday near the town of Midpines.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Low temperatures and rising humidity over the past few days have helped firefighters slow the fire’s growth.

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