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Rim Fire

Rim Fire

U.S. Forest Service To Allow Logging Of Dead Trees From Rim Fire Near Yosemite; Ecologist Calls It ‘Travesty’

A U.S. Forest Service decision released Wednesday will allow loggers to remove dead trees from 52 square miles of forests blackened last year in a massive central California wildfire, a move contested by environmentalists.

08/27/2014

A firefighter uses a hose to douse the flames of the Rim Fire on August 24, 2013 near Groveland, California. The Rim Fire continues to burn out of control and threatens 4,500 homes outside of Yosemite National Park. Over 2,000 firefighters are battling the blaze that has entered a section of Yosemite National Park and is currently 5 percent contained.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

NorCal Man Charged With Starting Devastating 2013 Rim Fire

A California man was charged Thursday with starting the state’s third-largest wildfire, a 2013 blaze that charred hundreds of square miles of land in Yosemite National Park and the Stanislaus National Forest.

08/07/2014

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Rim Fire Near Yosemite Fully Contained After More Than 2 Months

A wildfire that burned more than 250,000 acres in and around Yosemite National Park has been fully contained, the U.S. Forest Service said this week.

10/25/2013

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Yosemite Rim Fire Creates 60-Square Mile Dead Zone

A fire that raged in forestland in and around Yosemite National Park has left a contiguous “moonscape” in the Sierra Nevada mountains larger than any in centuries.

09/19/2013

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Scientists Find Yosemite Rim Fire Left Behind A Sierra Moonscape

A fire that raged in forest land in and around Yosemite National Park has left a contiguous barren moonscape in the Sierra Nevada mountains that experts say is larger than any burned in centuries.

09/18/2013

Smoke from the Rim Fire lingers over the O'Shaughnessy Dam at Hetch Hetchy Reservoir on August 24, 2013 in Yosemite National Park. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Rim Fire Nearly Contained, Hetch Hetchy Repairs May Take Months

The Rim Fire near Yosemite National Park is 84 percent contained Monday with full containment expected Friday, fire officials said. Meanwhile, the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission said it will take several months before the Hetch Hetchy water and power system is fully restored.

09/16/2013

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Campaign Launched To Restore Forest Burned In Rim Fire Near Yosemite

The Tuolumne River Trust, a San Francisco-based nonprofit that works to protect the watershed area near Yosemite National Park, launched the “Rim Fire Recovery Campaign” Tuesday morning.

09/10/2013

Smoke from the Rim Fire lingers over the O'Shaughnessy Dam at Hetch Hetchy Reservoir on August 24, 2013 in Yosemite National Park. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Rim Fire Damage To Hetch Hetchy Water System Up To $30 Million

The cost of repairing San Francisco’s Hetchy Hetchy water and power system damaged in the Yosemite-area Rim Fire is now estimated at $20 to 30 million by San Francisco’s Public Utilities Commission.

09/06/2013

Berkeley Tuolumne Family Camp

Berkeley Officials Assess Damage Of Camp Burned In Rim Fire

City officials in Berkeley this week made the trek out to the city’s nearly century-old Tuolumne Camp to assess the damage done by the massive Rim Fire.

09/06/2013

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Massive Rim Fire Started By Hunter Who Allowed Illegal Fire To Escape

A gigantic wildfire in and around Yosemite National Park was caused by an illegal fire set by a hunter, the U.S. Forest Service said Thursday.

09/05/2013

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