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Rim Fire Continues To Burn Near Yosemite National Park

Firefighters Launch Drone To Battle Rim Fire Near Yosemite

Firefighters battling the giant wildfire burning in the Sierra Nevada added a California National Guard Predator drone to their arsenal Wednesday to give them almost immediate views of any portion of the flames.

08/28/2013

Smoke from the Rim Fire lingers over the O'Shaughnessy Dam at Hetch Hetchy Reservoir on August 24, 2013 in Yosemite National Park. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Rim Fire 30 Percent Contained, SF Hetch Hetchy Water Supply Still Safe

San Francisco Public Utilities Commission officials said Wednesday that the city’s water supply in the Hetch Hetchy Reservoir is still unaffected by the massive Rim Fire that continues to burn in and around Yosemite National Park.

08/28/2013

Rim Fire Flames

Squelching Sierra Fires Left Forest Ready To Burn For Rim Fire

Unnaturally long intervals between wildfires and years of drought primed the Sierra Nevada for the explosive conflagration chewing up the rugged landscape on the edge of Yosemite National Park, forestry experts say.

08/28/2013

The O'Shaughnessy Dam at Hetch Hetchy Reservoir  in Yosemite National Park. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Rim Fire Closing In On San Francisco’s Hetch Hetchy Reservoir In Yosemite

A raging wildfire in Yosemite National Park rained ash on the reservoir that is the chief source of San Francisco’s famously pure drinking water, and utility officials Monday scrambled to send more water toward the metropolitan area before it becomes tainted.

08/26/2013

Rim Fire Burns Near Yosemite National Park

Yosemite Wildfire Rages On, Becomes Biggest Blaze Ever In Sierra

The huge wildfire that’s crept into Yosemite National Park is now the biggest wildfire on record in California’s Sierra Nevada, officials declared Monday.

08/26/2013

Rim Fire Map

Officials Say SF Water, Power Secure From Yosemite Fire Threat

San Francisco’s supply of water and electricity remained safe Sunday as a forest fire continued to burn out of control near Yosemite National Park and the Bay Area’s Hetch Hetchy water source, fire and utility officials said.

08/25/2013

Rim Fire

Yosemite Fire Poses ‘Every Challenge There Can Be’

Overnight the Rim Fire on Yosemite’s northern border grew 7 square miles as firefighters gained little ground in slowing the now 207-square-mile blaze.

08/25/2013

Rim Fire Burns Near Yosemite National Park

Rim Fire Raging In Yosemite Threatens Giant Sequoias, San Francisco Water, Power

As the 125,000-acre Rim Fire raged along the remote northwest edge of Yosemite National Park, officials were clearing brush and setting sprinklers to save two groves of giant sequoias.

08/24/2013

Charred brush sits next to the Hetch Hetchy entrance to Yosemite National Park after the Rim Fire burned through on August 23, 2013 in Yosemite National Park. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Yosemite Wildfire Prompts Utility Emergency For San Francisco

As a massive wildfire burning into Yosemite National Park grew to nearly 200 square miles, Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency for the city of San Francisco 150 miles away because of the threat to the city’s utilities.

08/23/2013

Flames from the Rim Fire near Yosemite National Park. (InciWeb)

Rim Fire Rages Out Of Control As It Spreads Into Yosemite

A Northern California wildfire raging out of control grew to more than three times the size of the city of San Francisco as it spread inside the border of Yosemite National Park.

08/23/2013

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