Blaze grows fourfold in 24 hours and now stands at 71,000 acres. About 2,000 homes remain threatened.
Images of massive and rapidly growing wildfire burning near El Dorado County town of Pollock Pines.
King Fire, burning close to Lake Tahoe and U.S. 50, has consumed about 18,500 acres so far.
Fire near Oakhurst was one of several over the weekend, including a 3,000-acre blaze near Pollock Pines.
An unintended consequence of aggressive fire suppression: denser forests that consume more water.
As containment increases, officials start to reopen access to the popular attraction.
Homes briefly evacuated as fire sparked by highway accident spreads near Gold Rush-era town.
A look at how Cal Fire command teams plot strategy to combat a dangerous, ever-changing foe.
Fast-moving fire near southern gateway to Yosemite threatens hundreds of homes and prompts evacuations.