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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

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

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