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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

(Madera County Sheriff's Department)

4,000 Pending Evacuations As Second Wildfire Rages Through Entrance To Yosemite National Park

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.

08/19/2014

(Photo courtesy of Marin County government)

Pilot Found Dead In Wreckage Of Downed Plane In Marin County As Firefighters Battle Brush Fire

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.

08/19/2014

Big Sur, CA (Credit, Randy Yagi)

Homeless Man Arrested For Allegedly Starting Big Sur Wildfire With Cigarette

A transient was arrested Monday for allegedly starting a small fire that burned forest land in Big Sur in March.

08/12/2014

(CBS SF)

Lodge Fire In Mendocino County Spreads To 8,700 Acres; Evacuations In Place

A wildfire burning for almost two weeks in Mendocino County is still just 35 percent contained.

08/11/2014

Firefighters Injured (map)

Eight Firefighters Burned Battling Mendocino County Wildfire

Eight firefighters battling a wildfire that has scorched more than 11 square miles in Mendocino County suffered serious burns Friday night.

08/09/2014

(CBS SF)

Wildfire Evacuation Advisory For Shasta County Town Lifted

A rural Northern California town that was under threat from a wildfire is in the clear for now.

08/07/2014

(CBS SF)

Baby Bear Burned In Washington Wildfire Recovers At Lake Tahoe Wildlife Center

A bear cub burned in a wildfire in Washington state is now on its way back to full health.

08/05/2014

(CBS SF)

Destructive Wildfires Threaten Hundreds Of Homes In Northern California

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.

08/04/2014

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, CA - JULY 28: The El Portal Fire burns on the western edge on July 28, 2014 in Yosemite National Park, California. (Photo by Don Smith/Getty Images)

Crews Work To Keep Yosemite Fire From Giant Sequoia Trees

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.

07/30/2014

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