The logging bill approved Thursday refines a measure introduced last September as the Yosemite Rim Fire Emergency Salvage Act, a response to a weeks-long fire that burned 257,314 acres in Mariposa and Tuolumne counties. The blaze …
Yosemite's designated wilderness, which takes up more than 94 per cent of the park, is 1,101 square miles (1,772 square kilometres), and its entire land mass is the size of Rhode Island, according to National Park Service. Crankin' day 3 at …
Shifting winds brought heavy smoke from the so-called Rim Fire to Yosemite Valley, an area famed for its towering granite rock formations, waterfalls and pine forests, according to the park’s website and footage from cameras posted on the …
The Rim Fire had charred nearly 223,000 acres (89,000 hectares) by early on Sunday, mostly in the Stanislaus National Forest which spreads out from Yosemite's western edge although the blaze has blackened about 6 percent of …
California's Rim Fire continues to burn in Yosemite National Park and Stanislaus National Forest, gaining more than 20,000 acres in size since Tuesday, yet fire-fighting crews have been able to maintain pace in keeping the blaze under control, …
Firefighters from Napa County have returned home safely after spending many days fighting the Rim Fire in Yosemite, one of the biggest wildland fires in California history. Each local fire agency is billing the state for the costs of sending their …
The tourist hotspot Yosemite Valley and its iconic attractions, including the El Capitan rock formation, currently are safe, miles from the Rim Fire’s reach. However, the blaze was on the edge of the Hetch Hetchy Reservoir, which serves 2.6 …
it has so far had little or no direct impact on Yosemite Valley, a popular spot for tourists and home to many of the park's iconic attractions, including the El Capitan rock formation. Authorities don't know what started the Rim Fire -- although …
The Rim Fire, the third largest fire in California recorded history, started Aug. 17 in the Stanislaus National Forest. It quickly spread to nearby Yosemite National Park totaling more than 250,000 acres or roughly 395 square miles at the …