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.
13,000 homes and businesses have been ordered to evacuate as firefighters race to stop a second massive wildfire raging near the entrance to Yosemite National Park.
A pilot has been found dead in the wreckage of a downed plane in Marin County Tuesday morning as firefighters continue to battle a brush fire, according to the Marin County Sheriff’s Office.
A transient was arrested Monday for allegedly starting a small fire that burned forest land in Big Sur in March.
A wildfire burning for almost two weeks in Mendocino County is still just 35 percent contained.
Eight firefighters battling a wildfire that has scorched more than 11 square miles in Mendocino County suffered serious burns Friday night.
A rural Northern California town that was under threat from a wildfire is in the clear for now.
A bear cub burned in a wildfire in Washington state is now on its way back to full health.
Firefighters were focusing on two wildfires near each other in Northern California that have burned through more than 100 square miles of terrain — one of which was menacing a small town and prompted the evacuation of a long-term care hospital.
Fire crews strengthened old containment lines on Wednesday, as they tried to keep a blaze in Yosemite National Park away from a grove of treasured giant sequoia trees.