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In this Aug. 26, 2013 file photo, a deer takes refuge alongside the road in the city of Groveland, Calif., on the edge of the Rim Fire which continues to burn in the Stanislaus National Forest. (AP Photo /Elias Funez, The Modesto Bee, File)

Rim Fire puts some holiday tourists in quandary

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The huge Sierra Nevada wildfire and its smoke plume have caused some fearful tourists to opt out of plans for the last big travel weekend of the summer, but most appear […]

08/29/2013

In this undated photo provided by the U.S. Forest Service, the Rim Fire burns near Groveland Ranger Station in Groveland, Calif. (AP Photo/U.S. Forest Service)

Tourists, residents flee huge fire near Yosemite

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A Northern California wildfire raging out of control on Friday grew to more than three-times the size of the city of San Francisco as it spread inside the border of Yosemite […]

08/23/2013

The Rim Fire burns near Yosemite National Park, Calif. (AP Photo/U.S. Forest Service)

Wildfire near Yosemite surges, prompts evacuations

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A wildfire outside Yosemite National Park nearly quadrupled in size Thursday, prompting officers to warn residents in a gated community to evacuate their homes and leading scores of tourists to leave […]

08/22/2013

A U.S. Forest Service firefighter moves away from a quickly moving section of the Rim Fire in the Stanislaus National Forest Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013. (AP Photo/The Modesto Bee, Andy Alfaro)

Yosemite-area wildfire balloons in size overnight

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A wildfire outside Yosemite National Park — one of more than 50 major brush blazes burning across the western U.S. — more than tripled in size overnight and still threatens about […]

08/22/2013