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Forest Fire

Rim Fire

Rim Fire Largest U.S. Wildfire Of The Year, 4th Largest In CA History

The Rim Fire has become the fourth-largest conflagration in modern California history, fire officials said Sunday as clouds and higher humidity helped crews further contain the biggest blaze in the United States this year.

09/01/2013

Rim Fire Map

Officials Say SF Water, Power Secure From Yosemite Fire Threat

San Francisco’s supply of water and electricity remained safe Sunday as a forest fire continued to burn out of control near Yosemite National Park and the Bay Area’s Hetch Hetchy water source, fire and utility officials said.

08/25/2013

Rim Fire

Yosemite Fire Poses ‘Every Challenge There Can Be’

Overnight the Rim Fire on Yosemite’s northern border grew 7 square miles as firefighters gained little ground in slowing the now 207-square-mile blaze.

08/25/2013

California Department of Corrections prison inmate firefighters remove burned trees from a highway.  (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Property Owners To Pay Fee To Bail Out Cash-Strapped California Fire Agency

On Monday over 825,000 property owners, mostly in California’s rural areas near forests, started receiving a $150 annual fee by the state in order to help offset Cal Fire’s budget deficit.

08/06/2012