Stanislaus National Forest
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.
There was no evidence of an illegal marijuana grow near the spot where a raging wildfire started near Yosemite National Park, a federal forestry official said Wednesday.
The Rim Fire that has blackened more than 228,000 acres in Stanislaus National Forest is now 60 percent contained but about 4,500 residences remain threatened, Cal Fire officials reported Monday morning.
A wildfire outside Yosemite National Park nearly quadrupled in size Thursday, prompting California Gov. Jerry Brown to declare a state of emergency.
A huge wildfire near Yosemite National Park has grown to more than 15 square miles, destroyed at least two home and was threatening 2,500 structures north of Highway 120, according to U.S. Forest Service.