Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Department
Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency for the fire that has burned 125,620 acres—growing five times larger since Wednesday—and is only 1 percent contained. The fire northeast of Groveland in the Stanislaus National Forest has closed a 4-mile stretch of Highway 120, one main path into Yosemite on the west side.
The Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Department came under attack overnight as several patrol cars were torched outside the department headquarters in what is being called an act of terrorism.