| Aug 27, 2013
| 3:29 PM
The cost of fighting the massive Rim fire — which on Tuesday became the seventh-largest wildfire in California’s recorded history — has topped a reported $27 million.
That means the fire, which on Tuesday grew to roughly 280 square...
| Aug 17, 2013
| 2:21 PM
An erratic, fast-moving wildfire raged through sagebrush and pine trees and threatened the Idaho mountain resort community of Sun Valley on Saturday as residents of 1,300 homes in the area were ordered to leave.
Evacuation orders, which already included...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 4:36 PM
As the Rim fire spread to more than 105,000 acres Friday -- crossing into Yosemite National Park -- residents of the small nearby mountain communities said the blaze was among the biggest they had encountered.
"I've been up here 11 years," said...
| Aug 24, 2013
| 6:59 AM
GROVELAND, Calif.--The Rim fire continued to spread into Yosemite National Park on Saturday, burning more than 125,000 acres and threatening the power supply of San Francisco.
The fire was edging toward communities of Groveland, Pine Mountain Lake and...
| Aug 24, 2013
| 5:54 PM
GROVELAND, Calif. -- One of the largest wildfires in recent California history burned out of control in and around Yosemite National Park on Saturday, charring more than 125,000 acres, briefly threatening San Francisco’s power supply and frustrating...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 3:53 PM
Wildfires like the one this summer that killed 19 elite firefighters near Yarnell, Ariz., can't be stopped. But there's plenty homeowners can do to protect their properties.
If you don't think you should take remedial action, think again. One-third of...
| Sep 1, 2013
| 4:22 PM
The Rim fire has burned its way into the history books, becoming the fourth-largest wildfire in California history, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.
Crews are continuing to make progress on the two-week-old...
| Sep 6, 2013
After years of living in Yosemite National Park, I learned that, contrary to the teachings of Smokey Bear, fire can be a welcome force for good. It rejuvenates the forest. It clears the way for richer, more diverse habitat. It is essential in the life...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 10:07 AM
Firefighters have made significant progress on a wildfire raging in Mt. Diablo State Park in Northern California, officials said Tuesday.
The estimated burn area of the Morgan fire was reduced to 3,243 acres overnight Monday as a result of better...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 11:20 AM
WASHINGTON — In response to fires that have ravaged the West this year, the House on Friday approved a bill that would expand logging in national forests despite a White House veto threat.
The measure, which would impose limits on environmental...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 3:30 PM
TUOLUMNE, Calif. — Tourists stopped at the Rim of the World overlook on California 120 earlier this month to take photos of the panoramic view — just as they always have.
But they stared in silence at the ashen hues of a landscape swept by...