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Wildfires

(CBS SF)

Thousands Battling King Wildfire In El Dorado County, Nearly 40% Contained

More than 7,000 firefighters in better-than-expected conditions managed to extend their lines around a huge and unwieldy wildfire that has threatened thousands of homes for well over a week and fouled the air in two states.

09/24/2014

King Fire

Heat, Wind Could Stoke King Fire In El Dorado County, Around 2,000 More Firefighters Brought In

Coming winds and warmer temperatures brought worries that progress made in slowing the growth of a massive wildfire in Northern California could be undone.

09/23/2014

View from inside a rescue helicopter, lifting hikers off Half  Dome 9/7/2014 (NPS)

Harrowing Rescue On Yosemite’s Half Dome Caught On Camera

As the stubborn Meadow fire continues to smolder in Yosemite National Park, new photos showing the harrowing helicopter rescue of some 75 hikers from atop Half Dome are emerging.

09/22/2014

Fresh snow in the Sierra (CBS)

There Are Too Many Trees In California Soaking Up Much Needed Water, UC Berkeley Study Says

Environmental scientists at UC Berkeley are saying that there are too many trees in the California’s forests. Scientists say that less trees would leave more rain water available to meet the state’s demand.

09/22/2014

(CBS SF)

Couple Weds Next To King Wildfire In El Dorado County

California’s largest fire burning in El Dorado County couldn’t stop a couple from tying the knot.

09/22/2014

(CBS)

Crews Bracing For Hotter Weather, Increased Fire Activity In King Wildfire

Crews battling a huge Northern California wildfire are bracing for hotter temperatures and erratic winds.

09/22/2014

Smoke

Wet Weather Helps Crews Make Progress On King Fire In El Dorado County

Cooler, wet weather helped firefighters make progress on a huge Northern California wildfire that destroyed nearly three-dozen structures, forced the evacuation of more than 2,000 people and forced the cancellation of a sporting event because of the smoke.

09/22/2014

Smoke

Smoke From King Fire Forces Cancelation Of Ironman Triathlon At Lake Tahoe

The call was made Sunday after thousands of competitors and race personnel arrived at Kings Beach State Park, on Tahoe’s North Shore, for the planned 6:30 a.m. start.

09/21/2014

(CBS)

Massive King Fire In Sierra Foothill Grows To 80,000+ Acres; 4 Homes Destroyed

The King Fire in the Sierra Foothill is still spreading, but not as fast.

09/20/2014

King Fire

More Than 500,000 Gallons Of Retardant Used On King Fire In Sierra, Arson Suspect Pleads Not Guilty

A massive Northern California wildfire is burning so explosively because of the prolonged drought that firefighters are finding normal amounts of retardant aren’t stopping the flames. And so they are dropping record-breaking amounts — more than 203,000 gallons in one day alone.

09/19/2014

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