Yosemite National Park

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

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

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

Yosemite fire brings San Francisco utility emergency

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A giant wildfire raging out of control grew to nearly 200 square miles and spread into Yosemite National Park on Friday, as California Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency […]

08/23/2013

Hazy smoke from a wildfire more than 150 miles away near Yosemite National Park descended Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013, on Reno and the downtown casino district. Washoe County Health District officials issued an air quality alert because the Air Quality Index worsened to the unhealthy zone for sensitive groups, including the elderly and young children. (AP Photo/Scott Sonner)

Yosemite smoke fuels red air quality alert in Reno

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Health officials in smoky Reno have raised the seriousness of an air quality alert to include the general population as a thick haze worsens from a massive wildfire burning more than […]

08/23/2013

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

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

Wildfire burns out of control near Yosemite

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — An out-of-control forest fire threatening about 2,500 structures near Yosemite National Park was one of more than 50 active, large wildfires dotting the western U.S. on Wednesday. The remote blaze in […]

08/21/2013

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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

A stream runs through snow covered banks near the site of the Department of Water Resources snow survey at Echo Summit, Calif. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

Climate change is impacting California

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Coastal waters off California are getting more acidic. Fall-run chinook salmon populations to the Sacramento River are on the decline. Conifer forests on the lower slopes of the Sierra Nevada have […]

08/08/2013

Tent cabins at Curry Village, Yosemite National Park, California, DNC Parks and Resorts at Yosemite

Counselor killed while staff ate breakfast outside

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Staff members at a summer camp near Yosemite National Park were having breakfast outdoors when they felt what the parent of one counselor described as an earthquake. About 40 feet of […]

07/04/2013

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