Rim Fire

Rim Fire Near Yosemite 80 Percent Contained, Evacuations Lifted

Evacuation orders and advisories were lifted Tuesday for several Sierra Nevada communities once threatened by a raging wildfire in and around Yosemite National Park.


Flames seen from above the Wye wildfire in Lake County. (CBS)

Lake County Fires Now 70 Percent Contained

The “Walker” and “Wye” fires have burned 7,934 acres since they started around 4 p.m. Sunday. Full containment is expected by Monday.


A fire burning in rugged terrain engulfs a roadway near Yosemite National Park on Thursday, August 15, 2011. (CBS Viewer)

Highway Opened, Evacuations Lifted Amid Fire Near Yosemite

The Forest Service says a fire burning outside of Yosemite National Park is now 50-percent contained after officials brought in more manpower to fight the blaze.

CBS San Francisco–08/30/2011

Feds: New Cap Could Contain Leak by Monday

NEW ORLEANS (AP) Government officials in charge of the Gulf oil spill crisis said the BP oil leak could be completely contained as early as Monday if a new, tighter cap can be fitted over […]