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VIDEO: Pilot shares view above Yosemite wildfire

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A recent YouTube video shows an amazing view from above the wildfires in Yosemite National Park. (Source: Blitzriver) A recent YouTube video shows an amazing view from above the wildfires in Yosemite National Park. (Source: Blitzriver)
The pilot flies alongside the fire for several minutes in the video. (Source: Blitzriver) The pilot flies alongside the fire for several minutes in the video. (Source: Blitzriver)
RIM FIRE, CA (Toledo News Now) -

The relentless wildfires taking over Yosemite National Park have certainly left their mark, but it seems as though their size cannot be fully comprehended until seen from above.

YouTube user Blitzriver posted a video Aug. 22 taken from a MAFFS 6 aircraft with the 146th Airlift Wing of the California Air National Guard. The spectacular footage shows just how massive these wildfires are with their bright flames and plumes of smoke. The aircraft follows a lead plane provided by fire and forest services.

At one point during the video, you can hear one of the pilots say "it's a pretty impressive fire."

The blaze continues into its 11th day Aug. 27, expanding to nearly 300 square miles, partly due to back burning by crews, who say the fire is now 20 percent contained.


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