Wildfire

View from inside a rescue helicopter, lifting hikers off Half  Dome 9/7/2014 (NPS)

Harrowing Rescue On Yosemite’s Half Dome Caught On Camera

As the stubborn Meadow fire continues to smolder in Yosemite National Park, new photos showing the harrowing helicopter rescue of some 75 hikers from atop Half Dome are emerging.

09/22/2014

(CBS SF)

Couple Weds Next To King Wildfire In El Dorado County

California’s largest fire burning in El Dorado County couldn’t stop a couple from tying the knot.

09/22/2014

(CBS)

Crews Bracing For Hotter Weather, Increased Fire Activity In King Wildfire

Crews battling a huge Northern California wildfire are bracing for hotter temperatures and erratic winds.

09/22/2014

Smoke

Wet Weather Helps Crews Make Progress On King Fire In El Dorado County

Cooler, wet weather helped firefighters make progress on a huge Northern California wildfire that destroyed nearly three-dozen structures, forced the evacuation of more than 2,000 people and forced the cancellation of a sporting event because of the smoke.

09/22/2014

(CBS)

Massive King Fire In Sierra Foothill Grows To 80,000+ Acres; 4 Homes Destroyed

The King Fire in the Sierra Foothill is still spreading, but not as fast.

09/20/2014

King Fire

More Than 500,000 Gallons Of Retardant Used On King Fire In Sierra, Arson Suspect Pleads Not Guilty

A massive Northern California wildfire is burning so explosively because of the prolonged drought that firefighters are finding normal amounts of retardant aren’t stopping the flames. And so they are dropping record-breaking amounts — more than 203,000 gallons in one day alone.

09/19/2014

King Fire

Higher Humidity Creates Calmer Conditions For Crews Battling King Wildfire In El Dorado County

Higher humidity Friday helped slow the growth of a massive wildfire in El Dorado County that authorities say was set deliberately and has forced some 2,800 people to evacuate.

09/19/2014

Wayne Allen Huntsman (El Dorado County Sheriff's Office)

Man Facing Arson Charge Due In Court As Massive El Dorado King Wildfire Rages On

A man with a long criminal history is scheduled to be arraigned Friday on charges that he set a huge wildfire still burning in El Dorado County.

09/19/2014

Wayne Allen Huntsman (El Dorado County Sheriff's Office)

Suspected King Fire Arsonist Has Prior Convictions In Santa Cruz County

A man suspected of deliberately starting the massive King Fire burning east of Sacramento has prior felony convictions in Santa Cruz County, El Dorado County prosecutors said Thursday.

09/18/2014

Wayne Allen Huntsman (El Dorado County Sheriff's Office)

Man Arrested For Arson In Devastating King Wildfire In El Dorado County

A man has been arrested on suspicion of intentionally starting the out-of-control wildfire east of Sacramento that has burned more than 100 square miles and forced close to 3,000 people from their homes.

09/18/2014

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