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In this Dec. 16, 2013 photo, a fire burns the hillside in the Big Sur, Calif., region. (AP Photo/The Californian, Travis Geske)

Big Sur wildfire is fully contained

BIG SUR, Calif. (AP) – A late-fall wildfire in central California’s Big Sur region is now fully contained, officials said. Mark Nunez, the incident commander in charge of battling the blaze, announced Friday night that […]

12/21/2013

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

Chaffee County Sheriff's Deputy Kevin Everson, right, and other deputies walk out the Agnes Vaille Falls trail shortly after leaving the scene of a rock slide that killed five people Monday, Sept. 30, 2013, in Chaffee County, Colo. (AP Photo/P. Solomon Banda)

Deputy: Dad likely saved girl in deadly rock slide

BUENA VISTA, Colo. (AP) — A 13-year-old girl said her father shielded her as boulders crashed down on them on a Colorado hiking trail — an action that authorities say probably saved her life even […]

10/01/2013

A Flight for Life Helicopter in south-central Colorado.  (AP Photo/The Mountain Mail, James Redmond)

Authorities: Rock slide victims all in same family

BUENA VISTA, Colo. (AP) — All five people who were killed in a Colorado rockslide and a teenage girl who survived with the help of her father were members of the same family, authorities said […]

10/01/2013

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400 firefighters battle the Madre Fire north of Azuza

AZUSA (CNS) – A fire that began north of Azusa late Monday and burned into the Angeles National Forest, scorching about 250 acres, was 30 percent contained as of midday today, the U.S. Forest Service […]

09/24/2013

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40-acre blaze burns in mountains above Azusa

  AZUSA, Calif. (AP) — A wildfire has burned at least 40 acres in the San Gabriel Mountains above Azusa and could threaten a condominium complex if winds shift the blaze south. U.S. Forest Service […]

09/23/2013

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

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

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)

Cause of Rim Fire could take months to determine

  YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — A federal forestry official says it’s unlikely a fire burning in and around Yosemite National Park started at an illegal marijuana grow site. Jerry Snyder of the U.S […]

09/04/2013

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)

Crews make progress against Yosemite-area fire

TUOLUMNE CITY, Calif. (AP) — Officials say fire crews made progress overnight against a large wildfire threatening San Francisco’s water supply, several towns near Yosemite National Park and historic giant sequoias. Stanislaus National Forest spokesman […]

08/26/2013

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