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 …
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A wildfire raging in the northwest part of Yosemite National Park was expected to advance farther into the park on Tuesday and continue to threaten a reservoir that supplies most of San Francisco's water. The so-called Rim Fire has charred …
The massive Rim Fire near Yosemite National Park in California is an example of how drought can amplify wildfires in a warming, drying West. The fire, which now ranks as the 14th-largest wildfire in state history, has been racing through …
Drought
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 …
While media attention is being showered on Yosemite due to the Rim Fire, so far it has burned a fraction of the landscape that the '88 fires did in sweeping across Yellowstone. Whereas the acreage of the Rim Fire on Sunday morning stood …
With the Rim Fire burning near Yosemite National Park at near lightning speeds, the number of evacuations grew on Thursday. The size of the fire nearly tripled in a day's time, sparking an urgent "state of emergency" plea. California …
Yosemite National Park
A relatively cool and humid Labor Day allowed fire crews to make major progress toward corralling a massive wildfire searing the edge of Yosemite National Park in California. By Wednesday, authorities had lifted evacuation orders and …
Despite stubborn heat and wind over the Labor Day weekend, firefighters battling the Rim fire burning into Yosemite National Park tightened ... An employee at the Twain Harte fire station said Tuesday that McNeal was out fighting the …
The massive Rim Fire near Yosemite National Park in California is an example of how drought can amplify wildfires in a warming, drying West. The fire, which now ranks as the 14 th-largest wildfire in state history, has been racing through …
Yosemite National Park
A rapidly spreading wildfire three times the size of San Francisco roared in to Yosemite National Park on Friday, fanning fears that California would actually see the fiery summer many envisioned following the bone-dry winter. On Thursday, …