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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.


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.


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.


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.