Sierra National Forest

In this photo provided by the U.S. Forest Service, a Hotshot fire crew member rests near a controlled burn operation at Horseshoe Meadows, 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)

Wildfire near Yosemite burns into fourth week

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — As a gigantic wildfire in and around Yosemite National Park entered its fourth week Saturday, environmental scientists moved in to begin assessing the damage and protecting habitat and waterways before the […]

09/07/2013

(AP Photo)

Central Valley wildfire expands

HUNTINGTON LAKE, Calif. (AP) – A lightning-sparked fire in the Sierra National Forest about 75 miles northeast of Fresno grew to about 9,000 acres as firefighters battle smoke and steep terrain as well as the […]

07/28/2013

(AP Photo)

Calif. fire leads to campground closures

HUNTINGTON LAKE, Calif. (AP) — A lightning-sparked fire in the Sierra National Forest about 75 miles northeast of Fresno has prompted the closure of multiple campgrounds. The U.S. Forest Service said Friday that the Aspen […]

07/26/2013

(AP Photo)

4 hikers reported lost in Sierra forest fire smoke

HUNTINGTON LAKE, Calif. (AP) — Fresno County authorities are searching for four hikers who got lost in the Sierra National Forest because of the smoke from a nearby forest fire. Sheriff’s officials said they received […]

07/25/2013

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