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Flames are spreading in and around Yosemite National Park, but the alleged starter of the fire is still roaming around free.
Authorities have not yet arrested or charged the hunter whose illegal fire started the wild fire in the first place. The hunter is under further investigation as the only legal hunting in the area was archery for bear and deer at the time. The Associated Press reports that fires were banned in that area at the time due to the high fire risk.
This fire goes in the record books as the third largest in California history. The fire is currently 80 percent contained, but won't be completely put out for another two weeks, according to the Los Angeles Times. It began on Aug. 17 near Jawbone Ridge in the Stanislaus National Forest.
But that was just the beginning. The fire then spanned and burned across 370 square miles – a fourth of that property located withing Yosemite National Park. So far, 111 buildings, including 11 homes, were destroyed in the fire.
Although authorities know who is responsible, they will not reveal the hunter's name until further investigation is complete.
Officials have proven rumors of marijuana involvement false.
More than 5,100 firefighters have fought against this fire, and it has cost over $81 million to put out the flames.
In previous California fires, the fire starters have been sued for damages after causing such a problem. This hunter has not yet been charged with anything.