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Yosemite Wildfire Almost Contained; I-80 Applegate Fire At 67 Percent

Fire crews have significantly increased their containment of a fire at the edge of Yosemite National Park as well as another fire burning near Interstate 80 at Applegate.

10/12/2014

Smoke billows from the Dog Rock fire. (Yosemite National Park.)

Cal Fire Makes Gains On Northern California Wildfires

Firefighters gained the upper hand Friday night on a wildfire along Interstate 80 east of Sacramento that threatened 1,000 homes.

10/11/2014

The remains of a home burned to the ground in the Dog Rock Fire in Placer County. (CBS)

Yosemite Officials Say Sparks From Vehicle Started Wildfire That Killed Pilot; 5 Homes Destroyed

Yosemite park officials say sparks from a vehicle caused the wildfire that led to a former U.S. Navy pilot’s death.

10/09/2014

Retired U.S. Navy Pilot Craig Hunt was killed while piloting an air tanker in a firefight in Yosemite National Park. (Source: Sarah Hunt-Lauterbach)

Pilot Killed Fighting Yosemite Wildfire ID’d As Former U.S. Navy Pilot

The pilot killed in a crash while fighting a wildfire in Yosemite National Park has been identified as a retired Navy pilot.

10/08/2014

An air tanker crashed while fighting a fire in Yosemite. (Source: KCRA)

State Air Tankers Grounded After Deadly Yosemite Fire Crash

Air tankers were grounded Wednesday in California after one of the aircraft crashed into a steep canyon wall while fighting a blaze in Yosemite National Park, killing the pilot, officials said.

10/08/2014

An air tanker crashed while fighting a fire in Yosemite. (Source: KCRA)

Air Tanker Crashes While Fighting Fire In Yosemite Near Arch Rock Entrance, Pilot Killed

An air tanker crashed while fighting a wildfire at Yosemite National Park on Tuesday afternoon, killing the pilot on board, according to Cal Fire.

10/07/2014

Smoke billows from the Dog Rock fire. (Yosemite National Park.)

Evacuations Ordered In Wildfire Burning In Yosemite National Park

The Yosemite National Park Service was evacuating an area of the park due to a wildfire.

10/07/2014

A black bear scavenges for food at Sequoia National Park in Central California on October 10, 2009. (Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images)

Yosemite Bears Get High-Tech Tracking Collars

Officials at Yosemite National Park in California say a boost in technology will help them better understand the black bears that live throughout the park.

09/24/2014

Half dome in Yosemite National Park. ( Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Half Dome Climbers Capture Unique Perspective On Yosemite Base Jump

The television show Right This Minute reports that Brian Santilena and Jim Redo undertook a three day face climb of Half Dome to raise money for Wounded Warriors. As they neared the jutting “diving board” feature at the top of the face, wearing winged suits. Brian told the show what

09/24/2014

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

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