Fire near Yosemite has destroyed 58 homes, displaced thousands

(CNN)About an hour’s drive outside California’s Yosemite National Park, the Mariposa Lodge was empty Friday, conserve for front desk clerk Sara Beskind.

A wildfire has actually been burning for 5 days, requiring Mariposa’s 2,000 homeowners to leave. With the fire kept outside the town in the meantime, Beskind states she and others with tasks in the area are enabled past obstructions that keep others out.
Her primary factor for working Friday: responding to the phone, canceling Friday-night bookings for potential visitors and informing them she’s not exactly sure when the hotel can have individuals remain there once again.