PHOTOS: Detwiler Fire forces evacuations in Mariposa County
An air tanker drops retardant while battling a wildfire fire near Mariposa, Calif., on Wednesday, July 19, 2017. According to fire officials, the blaze has scorched more than thousands of acres and destroyed multiple structures.Photo by: Noah Berger
PHOTOS: Detwiler Fire forces evacuations in Mariposa County
Flames rise behind a vacant house as a firefighter works to halt the Detwiler fire near Mariposa, Calif., on Wednesday, July 19, 2017.Photo by: Noah Berger
PHOTOS: Detwiler Fire forces evacuations in Mariposa County
Flames rise behind a vacant house as a firefighter works to halt the Detwiler wildfire near Mariposa, Calif., on Wednesday, July 19, 2017. As wildfires rage throughout the western U.S., one California blaze in the rugged mountains outside of Yosemite National Park forced thousands of nearby residents to flee their homes.Photo by: Noah Berger
PHOTOS: Detwiler Fire forces evacuations in Mariposa County
Evacuees Don and Jodi Roark, who are unsure if their Bear Valley house is still standing, rest outside a Red Cross center for Detwiler fire evacuees in Oakhurst, Calif., on Wednesday, July 19, 2017. A surging wildfire raced through California mountains and foothills west of Yosemite National Park on Wednesday, forcing thousands to flee tiny, Gold Rush-era towns.Photo by: Noah Berger
PHOTOS: Detwiler Fire forces evacuations in Mariposa County
A chimney stands at a burned residence on Yaqui Gulch Road as a wildfire burns near Mariposa, Calif., on Wednesday, July 19, 2017. The fire has forced more than 4,000 people from homes in and around a half-dozen small communities, officials said.Photo by: Noah Berger
PHOTOS: Detwiler Fire forces evacuations in Mariposa County
A scorched car rests next to a residence leveled by the Detwiler fire near Mariposa, Calif., on Wednesday, July 19, 2017. A surging wildfire raced through California mountains and foothills west of Yosemite National Park on Wednesday, forcing thousands to flee tiny, Gold Rush-era towns.Photo by: Noah Berger
PHOTOS: Detwiler Fire forces evacuations in Mariposa County
An air tanker drops retardant while battling a wildfire near Mariposa, Calif., Wednesday, July 19, 2017. The fire has forced thousands of people from homes in and around a half-dozen small communities, officials said.Photo by: Noah Berger
PHOTOS: Detwiler Fire forces evacuations in Mariposa County
Flames from a backfire burn as Cal Fire crews battle the wildfires near Mariposa, Calif., on Tuesday, July 18, 2017. Record rain and snowfall in the mountains this winter was celebrated for bringing California's five-year drought to its knees, but it has turned into a challenge for firefighters battling flames feeding on dense vegetation, officials said.Photo by: Noah Berger
PHOTOS: Detwiler Fire forces evacuations in Mariposa County
A firefighter sprays water on a back fire while battling the wildfires near Mariposa, Calif., on Tuesday, July 18, 2017. Record rain and snowfall in the mountains this winter was celebrated for bringing California's five-year drought to its knees, but it has turned into a challenge for firefighters battling flames feeding on dense vegetation, officials said.Photo by: Noah Berger