U.S. Forest Service

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 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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Fire near Yosemite Nat’l Park expands but park still open

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — An out-of-control wildfire burning in remote, steep terrain near Yosemite National Park has grown and is still threatening more than 2,000 houses, hotels and camp buildings. The California Department […]

08/21/2013

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Fire near Banning 80 percent contained

BANNING, Calif. (AP) — An 11-day-old wildfire burning in the San Bernardino National Forest north of Banning is now 80 percent contained. The U.S. Forest Service says firefighters Wednesday will patrol the nearly 6-square-mile fire […]

06/19/2013

Smoke rises from the Powerhouse Fire. (AP Photo)

Powerhouse Fire destroyed 53 structures

PALMDALE, Calif. (AP) — Officials now say 53 structures including 24 residences were destroyed by the big wildfire in northern Los Angeles County. U.S. Forest Service spokesman Shawn Rollman said Thursday that crews were able […]

06/07/2013

The Powerhouse Fire, San Francisquito Canyon. (AP Photo)

Powerhouse Fire destroyed 24 residences

PALMDALE, Calif. (AP) — Officials now say 53 structures including 24 residences were destroyed by the big wildfire in northern Los Angeles County. U.S. Forest Service spokesman Shawn Rollman said Thursday that crews were able […]

06/06/2013

Williams Fire now 15 percent contained

AZUSA (CNS) – Firefighters today battled a wildfire that has scorched some 3,600 acres in the Angeles National Forest and was not expected to be fully surrounded until Sept. 13, but they succeeded in lengthening […]

09/04/2012

Forest Service allows night aerial firefighting

(AP) – Congressional representatives say the U.S. Forest Service has decided to allow nighttime aerial attacks on wildfires in Southern California. Sen. Dianne Feinstein and Congressmen Adam Schiff and Buck McKeon announced the change of […]

08/16/2012