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Wildfires

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  • Yosemite fire burns through money set aside by state

    Yosemite fire burns through money set aside by state
    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...
  • 1,300 homes evacuated as Idaho wildfire spreads

    1,300 homes evacuated as Idaho wildfire spreads
    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...
  • As Rim fire rages near Yosemite, communities start to dig in

    As Rim fire rages near Yosemite, communities start to dig in
    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...
  • Rim fire spreads in Yosemite, threatening San Francisco power supply

    Rim fire spreads in Yosemite, threatening San Francisco power supply
    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...
  • Yosemite fire one of the largest in California history

    Yosemite fire one of the largest in California history
    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...
  • Your home's wildfire risk may be higher than you think

    Your home's wildfire risk may be higher than you think
    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...
  • Yosemite fire: What are California's largest wildfires?

    Yosemite fire: What are California's largest wildfires?
    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...
  • Feeding tax dollars to forest fires

    Feeding tax dollars to forest fires
    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...
  • Morgan fire in Mt. Diablo State Park now 45% contained

    Morgan fire in Mt. Diablo State Park now 45% contained
    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...
  • House OKs more logging in national forests, including in California

    House OKs more logging in national forests, including in California
    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...
  • Rim fire's effects likely to last for decades to come

    Rim fire's effects likely to last for decades to come
    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...