The fast-moving Oak Fire in California has burned nearly 12,000 acres.

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On Saturday, a wildfire in Mariposa County, central California, raged for a second day.

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It compelled hundreds to leave rural towns, according to officials,

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As of Saturday night, there was no containment of the fire.

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began on Friday close to the little town of Midpines in the Sierra Nevada foothills.

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Smith revealed to CNN that his father, the sheriff of Mariposa, was at work.

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when his mother Jane had to flee the fire.

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She had plenty time to pack their horses and leave.

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Smith claims of the locality.

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He said, "All they had were the clothing on their backs and the shoes on their feet.