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Yosemite

Rim Fire

Massive Rim Fire Started By Hunter Who Allowed Illegal Fire To Escape

A gigantic wildfire in and around Yosemite National Park was caused by an illegal fire set by a hunter, the U.S. Forest Service said Thursday.

09/05/2013

Rim Fire

Rim Fire Cause Could Take Months To Determine, Pot Garden Ruled Out

There was no evidence of an illegal marijuana grow near the spot where a raging wildfire started near Yosemite National Park, a federal forestry official said Wednesday.

09/04/2013

Rim Fire

Rim Fire Near Yosemite 80 Percent Contained, Evacuations Lifted

Evacuation orders and advisories were lifted Tuesday for several Sierra Nevada communities once threatened by a raging wildfire in and around Yosemite National Park.

09/03/2013

Rim Fire

Rim Fire Burning In Yosemite 60 Percent Contained

The Rim Fire that has blackened more than 228,000 acres in Stanislaus National Forest is now 60 percent contained but about 4,500 residences remain threatened, Cal Fire officials reported Monday morning.

09/02/2013

Rim Fire

Rim Fire Largest U.S. Wildfire Of The Year, 4th Largest In CA History

The Rim Fire has become the fourth-largest conflagration in modern California history, fire officials said Sunday as clouds and higher humidity helped crews further contain the biggest blaze in the United States this year.

09/01/2013

Rim Fire Continues To Burn Near Yosemite National Park

Firefighters Make Progress In Rim Fire, Smoke Drifts Into Central Valley

Winds had been blowing dense smoke plumes northeast into the Lake Tahoe area and Nevada but a shift Friday brought them west down to the San Joaquin Valley floor.

08/30/2013

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

San Francisco Firefighters Returning From Rim Fire After 9 Days

San Francisco firefighters who have spent the past nine days battling the Rim Fire near Yosemite National Park are heading back to the Bay Area, fire officials said Friday.

08/30/2013

Rim Fire Continues To Burn Near Yosemite National Park

Rim Fire 33% Contained, Leaves Tourists To Sierra In Quandary

The huge Sierra Nevada wildfire and its smoke plume have caused some fearful tourists to opt out of plans for the last big travel weekend of the summer, but most appear intent to go through with their vacations.

08/29/2013

Rim Fire Continues To Burn Near Yosemite National Park

Yosemite’s Rim Fire Leads To Road Closures Ahead of Labor Day Weekend

A portion of Tioga Road in Yosemite National Park is being closed for the Labor Day weekend as firefighters look to stop the spread of the Rim Fire.

08/29/2013

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

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