Feds Drop Charges In Massive Yosemite Rim Fire After 2 Witnesses DieProsecutors said Friday that two key witnesses have unexpectedly died since the indictment was handed down last year against Matthew Emerald.
U.S. Forest Service To Allow Logging Of Dead Trees From Rim Fire Near Yosemite; Ecologist Calls It 'Travesty'A U.S. Forest Service decision released Wednesday will allow loggers to remove dead trees from 52 square miles of forests blackened last year in a massive central California wildfire, a move contested by environmentalists.
NorCal Man Charged With Starting Devastating 2013 Rim FireA California man was charged Thursday with starting the state’s third-largest wildfire, a 2013 blaze that charred hundreds of square miles of land in Yosemite National Park and the Stanislaus National Forest.
Rim Fire Near Yosemite Fully Contained After More Than 2 MonthsA wildfire that burned more than 250,000 acres in and around Yosemite National Park has been fully contained, the U.S. Forest Service said this week.
Yosemite Rim Fire Creates 60-Square Mile Dead ZoneA fire that raged in forestland in and around Yosemite National Park has left a contiguous “moonscape” in the Sierra Nevada mountains larger than any in centuries.
Scientists Find Yosemite Rim Fire Left Behind A Sierra MoonscapeA fire that raged in forest land in and around Yosemite National Park has left a contiguous barren moonscape in the Sierra Nevada mountains that experts say is larger than any burned in centuries.
Rim Fire Nearly Contained, Hetch Hetchy Repairs May Take MonthsThe Rim Fire near Yosemite National Park is 84 percent contained Monday with full containment expected Friday, fire officials said. Meanwhile, the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission said it will take several months before the Hetch Hetchy water and power system is fully restored.
Campaign Launched To Restore Forest Burned In Rim Fire Near YosemiteThe Tuolumne River Trust, a San Francisco-based nonprofit that works to protect the watershed area near Yosemite National Park, launched the "Rim Fire Recovery Campaign" Tuesday morning.
Rim Fire Damage To Hetch Hetchy Water System Up To $30 MillionThe cost of repairing San Francisco's Hetchy Hetchy water and power system damaged in the Yosemite-area Rim Fire is now estimated at $20 to 30 million by San Francisco’s Public Utilities Commission.
Berkeley Officials Assess Damage Of Camp Burned In Rim FireCity officials in Berkeley this week made the trek out to the city's nearly century-old Tuolumne Camp to assess the damage done by the massive Rim Fire.
Massive Rim Fire Started By Hunter Who Allowed Illegal Fire To EscapeA 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.
Rim Fire Cause Could Take Months To Determine, Pot Garden Ruled OutThere 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.
Rim Fire Near Yosemite 80 Percent Contained, Evacuations LiftedEvacuation orders and advisories were lifted Tuesday for several Sierra Nevada communities once threatened by a raging wildfire in and around Yosemite National Park.
Rim Fire Burning In Yosemite 60 Percent ContainedThe 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.
Rim Fire Largest U.S. Wildfire Of The Year, 4th Largest In CA HistoryThe 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.