Massive Creek Fire Spawned Two Firenados During Advance In Sierra National ForestAs the Creek Fire bore down on hundreds of trapped campers near Mammoth Pool, the flames were also being fanned by a firenado with winds topping 100 mph, according to federal forecasters.
Creek Fire: Firefighters Brace For Gusty Winds; Blaze Grows To More Than 200,000 Acres, 8 Percent ContainmentAfter several days of relatively calm breezes, the small army of firefighters battling the massive Creek Fire -- burning in the tinder-dry, bark-beetle infected Sierra National Forest -- braced Sunday for a dramatic shift in weather conditions that could renew the blaze's threat to the mountain communities of Auberry, Shaver Lake and Old Brentz Mill.
California’s Tree Die-Off Gives Life To New BusinessIn the Sierra National Forest, there are more dead trees than live ones. And figuring out what do with them is a towering task.
Lost Hiker With 2 Broken Legs Survives 9 Days Crawling In WildernessA Sacramento county woman is recovering tonight after spending nine days lost in the wilderness with broken bones, crawling, surviving on creek water.
Campgrounds Evacuated Near Madera County WildfireCampgrounds were evacuated near a Central California wildfire that has chewed through more than 2 square miles of dry timber in Sierra National Forest, one of several blazes burning across the state on Monday.
Richmond Man Swept Over Waterfall In Sierra National ForestA Richmond man died after he was swept over a waterfall in the Sierra National Forest south of Yosemite National Park while leading a group of campers to a swimming area on Saturday afternoon, a Madera County sheriff's spokeswoman said.
Agents Pull 15,000 Pot Plants In Sierra National ForestAgents in Madera County have eradicated nearly 15,000 marijuana plants on two grow sites in the Sierra National Forest.