Flames consume a home on Triangle Rd. as the Oak Fire burns in Mariposa County, Calif., Saturday, July 23, 2022. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

  • Photos show the wrath of Oak Fire in Mariposa County, California.
  • The wildfire erupted over the weekend and is now threatening thousands of buildings.
  • At least 10 buildings were destroyed, including houses.
  • The fire is 10% contained Monday morning, according to CalFire.

Shocking photos from this weekend show the wrath of Oak Fire in Mariposa County, California. The wildfire erupted over the weekend and is now threatening thousands of buildings. At least 10 buildings were destroyed, including houses.

Firefighters began making progress with the blaze on Monday, and according to Cal Fire, the blaze was 10% content after burning over 26 square miles. It is the largest fire in the state so far this year.

Cal Fire reported Monday that “fire activity was not as extreme as it has been in previous days.”

According to the Associated Press, the evacuation orders affected more than 6,000 people in the area. Several roads have been closed due to the fire, including a section of State Route 140, which is one of the main roads into Yosemite National Park.

California Governor Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency for Mariposa County on Saturday, making resources available to fight the fire. More than 2,500 firefighters responded to the blaze from the air and on the ground. The fire is not expected to be fully contained until July 30.

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The fire started Friday afternoon in southwest Yosemite. Dry and sweltering weather conditions led to “explosive fire behavior” on Saturday, officials said. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

Click on the slideshow above to see how the fire affected the community.

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