USA Update El Portal fire creeps up on Yosemite National Park (+video)

Several major fires are burning across California and the West, with the El Portal fire nearing a stand of sequoia trees in Yosemite National Park.

By , Staff writer

Al Golub/AP

The massive El Portal fire in central California swelled to 3,545 acres Wednesday and has cut off several access points into Yosemite National Park. Mandatory evacuations remain in effect for Foresta, Calif., a community of just over 1,000 people.