Cleveland National Forest

In this photo provided by the U.S. Forest Service, Crews clear California Highway 120 of debris, as crews continue to fight the Rim Fire near Yosemite National Park in California Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013. (AP Photo/U.S. Forest Service, Mike McMillan)

Hunter caused huge wildfire near Yosemite

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — A gigantic wildfire in and around Yosemite National Park was caused by an illegal fire set by a hunter, the U.S. Forest Service said Thursday. The agency said there […]

09/05/2013

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Lake Elsinore fire 20 percent contained; evacuations off

LAKE ELSINORE, Calif. (AP) — A wildfire threatening 250 homes in Riverside County was 20 percent contained on Tuesday but it didn’t grow much overnight, authorities said. Fire spokesman Marc Peebles tells The Press-Enterprise that […]

08/07/2013

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Progress made on San Diego County wildfire

JULIAN, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California wildfire that’s burned 11 square miles of land and more than 100 buildings is well on its way to being surrounded. State fire officials say the blaze near […]

07/11/2013

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Julian wildfire containment drops

JULIAN, Calif. (AP) — A wildfire threatening dozens of vacation homes in the Southern California desert has grown by 500 acres. State fire officials say the blaze scorched about 4.5 square miles in San Diego […]

07/08/2013

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Drug find means hikers may be charged for search

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Two teen hikers lost for days in a California forest might have to pay for part or all of the $160,000 search after a small amount of drugs was found […]

05/03/2013

Locator on Holy Jim Trail in the Cleveland National Forest, Santa Ana Mountains, Calif. (Google Maps)

CA hikers’ woes showed danger of urban wilderness

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In Southern California, a region where urban sprawl meets pristine wilderness, one can stand on a backwoods trail and be so close to the city as to witness its sights and sounds.

04/06/2013

Locator on Holy Jim Trail in the Cleveland National Forest, Santa Ana Mountains, Calif. (Google Maps)

2nd hiker found

ORANGE (CNS) – Rescue workers today found a missing 18-year-old woman lost in Orange County’s Trabuco Canyon since Easter Sunday while her companion, who was found last night, was recuperating in a hospital.

04/04/2013

Locator on Holy Jim Trail in the Cleveland National Forest, Santa Ana Mountains, Calif. (Google Maps)

1 hiker still lost, 1 found and recovering

RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA (AP) — Crews are resuming the search for one of two teenage hikers missing in SoCal’s Cleveland National Forest, the morning after her male companion was found dehydrated and disoriented in heavy brush.

04/04/2013

Locator on Holy Jim Trail in the Cleveland National Forest, Santa Ana Mountains, Calif. (Google Maps)

Search for Calif. hikers focuses on light glimmer

(AP) — Helicopter crews took advantage of clear skies Wednesday in the hunt for two hikers lost for days in Southern California’s Cleveland National Forest, as searchers focused on an area where a glimmer of light was spotted the night before.

04/03/2013

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