Natural disasters are a different story. During the recent Rim Fire near Yosemite
The Rim Fire started August 17 and swallowed more than 235,000 acres -- making it the fifth-largest wildfire in California history. It has cost the state more than $39 million to date. Although the fire has consumed tens of thousands of acres …
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After the massive Rim Fire occurred last year in the Stanislaus National Forest and Yosemite National Park of California’s Sierra Nevada, representatives from the U.S. Forest Service fanned the flames of fear and misunderstanding regarding …
The Rim Fire has made it’s way well into Yosemite National Park and is burning in the north west side of the park and the areas adjacent to Hetch Hetchy. Currently a number of closures are in place for public safety and to allow fire crews to …
Los Angeles — Flames from northern California's Rim Fire – now the size of Chicago, at 234 square miles – came within one mile of the reservoir that supplies 85 percent of San Francisco's water, and water authorities have been racing to fill …
Yosemite is one of the biggest experimental landscapes for prescribed fire and it's going to pay off,’ Safford said. ‘The …
A smoke plume from the Rim Fire rises nera Yosemite National Park, Calif., on Monday, Aug. 26, 2013. A raging wildfire in Yosemite National Park rained ash on the reservoir that is the chief source of San Francisco's famously pure …
The new Rim Fire at Yosemite National Park is a blessing and a curse. Reports of this forest fire covering a large area of land north west of Yosemite are headline news. The size of land that is already burned is more than the size of whole …
The Rim Fire continues to burn in and west of Yosemite National Park. Forest service officials say they're still assessing how much damage the fire has caused to timber and recreation land. The Groveland Ranger District on the Stanislaus …
On Aug. 26, 2013, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite captured this image of the Rim fire burning in and near Yosemite National Park. Red outlines indicate hot spots where MODIS …