Rim Fire

This Aug. 25, 2013 file photo shows firefighter A.J. Tevis watching the flames of the Rim Fire near Yosemite National Park, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

House backs bill to speed logging of burned trees in Rim Fire

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House approved a wide-ranging public lands bill Thursday that would speed logging of trees burned in last year’s massive Rim Fire in California. The measure also allows vehicular access to North […]

02/06/2014

Firefighter Troy Drouin takes a short break before mopping up hot spots near Yosemite National Park, Calif., Aug. 28, 2013. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Rim Fire now 100 percent contained

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — A fire that raged in forest land in and around Yosemite National Park and grew to become one of the largest wildfires in California history is now 100 percent […]

10/25/2013

In this Friday, Aug. 30, 2013 photo provided by the U.S. Forest Service, a fire crew stands watch along a fire break near a burn operation on the southern flank of the Rim Fire near Yosemite National Park in California. (AP Photo/U.S. Forest Service, Mike McMillan)

Scientists assess damage from Yosemite-area fire

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – Scientists are assessing the damage from a massive wildfire burning around Yosemite National Park, laying plans to protect habitat and waterways as the fall rainy season approaches. Members of the federal […]

09/08/2013

A firefighter watches for spot fires during a burnout operation while battling the Rim Fire near Yosemite National Park, Calif., on Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Track the Rim Fire’s growth

Check out this interactive feature of the massive Yosemite wildfire footprint since Aug. 19, which shows the fire’s growth over time. Also included is a photo gallery and live U.S. wildfire tracking map.

08/26/2013

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

Yosemite fire ‘poses every challenge there can be’

GROVELAND, Calif. (AP) – At Ike Bunney’s dude ranch near the Sierra community of Tuolumne City, all creatures have been evacuated as firefighters brace for an intense battle to keep a wildfire raging north of […]

08/25/2013

The Rim Fire burns in the Stanislaus National Forest Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013. (AP Photo/The Modesto Bee, Andy Alfaro)

Yosemite takes steps to protect sequoias from fire

GROVELAND, Calif. (AP) – As a wildfire rages along the remote northwest edge of Yosemite National Park, officials cleared brush and set sprinklers to protect two groves of giant sequoias. The iconic trees can resist […]

08/24/2013

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