Wildfire leads to evacuations in California

CALIFORNIA (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Thousands are being told to leave their homes or prepare to as a wildfire rages in central California.

The fire is burning near Yosemite National Park.

Four hotels in the community of Oakhurst about 16 miles away were evacuated overnight.

Authorities say that about three thousand homes have been threatened and over 1,500 evacuation notices have already gone out to residents.

The 500-acre fire has already burned two structures.