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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.

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Thunderstorms Could Complicate Yosemite Fire Fight; Nearby Sand Fire 75% Contained

The fire danger is high Tuesday morning as crews battle two massive wildfires in Northern California.

07/29/2014

Smoke billows from the Sand Fire in the Sierra Nevada foothills.

Amateur’s Drone Almost Blocks Plane Fighting Sierra Foothills Fire

A private drone trying to record footage of a Northern California wildfire nearly hindered efforts to attack the flames from the air.

07/28/2014

Smoke billows from the Sand Fire in the Sierra Nevada foothills.

Cal Fire Lifts Evacuation Orders For Some Camino Residents Near Sand Fire

Cal Fire is lifting evacuation warnings and orders for parts around Camino as firefighters continue to battle a wildfire that’s destroyed 13 homes and forced hundreds of evacuations in the Sierra Nevada foothills.

07/28/2014

A fire burns in Yosemite National Park. (CBS)

13 Homes Destroyed In Sand Fire Near Plymouth; Fire Near Yosemite Growing

Firefighters on Sunday battled a wildfire that has destroyed 10 homes and forced hundreds of evacuations in the Sierra Nevada foothills, while a fire near Yosemite National Park destroyed one home and grew significantly overnight.

07/27/2014

Photo Credit Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Damaged Line Interrupts Telephone Service In Parts Of Yosemite National Park

Telephone service in parts of Yosemite National Park has been cut off due to a damaged phone line.

07/14/2014

A marmot on the loose in a San Francisco neighborhood. (Source: Wildlife Emergency Services)

Runaway Marmot Tries To Hitch Another Ride During Release In Yosemite

A marmot that hitched a ride into San Francisco from Yosemite National Park two weeks ago was returned back to its home territory on Monday after being captured in the city’s Potrero Hill neighborhood last week.

07/08/2014

A marmot was captured after being spotted hiding underneath houses in San Francisco's Potrero Hill neighborhood. (Source: Wildlife Emergency Services)

Wayward Marmot Captured In San Francisco; Bar Holds Fundraiser To Send Back To Yosemite

The elusive yellow-bellied marmot had been spotted Tuesday hiding underneath homes in the city’s Potrero Hill neighborhood.

07/02/2014

Photo Credit Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Yosemite Grant Act’s 150th Anniversary Brings Park Renovations And Tree Protections

The National Park Service marked the 150th anniversary of the Yosemite Grant Act, by breaking ground Monday on a landmark project that aims to protect ancient sequoia trees.

06/30/2014

Yosemite National Park spans part of the Sierra Nevada mountain range.  (Photo by David McNeil /Newsmakers)

Our Favorite Quotes About Yosemite – 150 Years After Federal Protection

Yosemite became the first wildland in the nation protected for all-time 150 years ago when President Abraham Lincoln signed the Yosemite Grant Act, protecting the Valley and Mariposa grove. Later, in 1890, it became a national park. Over the last 150 years the park has played host to a number of dignitaries and celebrities – as well as about 4 million regular visitors a year.

06/30/2014

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