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Yosemite National Park

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  • Spot fires, intense flames rage as crews fight Yosemite Rim blaze

    Firefighters battling the huge Rim fire were confronted with intense fire activity on two flanks and spot fires burning far outside the perimeter of the blaze, officials said Tuesday evening. The fire, which had charred more than 287 square miles, was...
  • Rim fire: Crews plan backfires in Yosemite to help stop the blaze

    Rim fire: Crews plan backfires in Yosemite to help stop the blaze
    Firefighters struggling to stop the massive Rim fire were planning to build and strengthen containment lines and conduct backfiring operations to slow the blaze as it rages farther into Yosemite National Park, fire officials said Tuesday night. The...
  • Mystery trail focuses eco attention on Fairview Park

    Mystery trail focuses eco attention on Fairview Park
    Walkers young and old stroll along a recently enhanced trail in Fairview Park, marking the cleared pathway with their footprints, which get criss-crossed by the occasional bike tires rolling through. The nearly 400-foot-long path stretches east to west,...
  • Rim fire near Yosemite shuts down a park entrance, burns 2 homes

    Top-level resources are expected to be in place Thursday to combat the largely out-of-control Rim fire near Yosemite National Park. The fire, which has already burned two houses and seven outbuildings, was just 5% contained Wednesday after consuming...
  • Proposed amphibian habitat stirs backlash from High Sierra resorts

    Proposed amphibian habitat stirs backlash from High Sierra resorts
    A federal proposal to make the Sierra Nevada as comfortable as possible for some of their rarest amphibian inhabitants has stirred a backlash from business owners over the economic pain it could cause the region’s recreation industry. Many...
  • Film Review: 'Wampler's Ascent'

    "Wampler's Ascent" has a whopper of an inspirational subject in Steve Wampler, a 42-year-old father of two with cerebral palsy who spent six days climbing Yosemite National Park's daunting El Capitan in 2010. It also has Wampler's own wife, Elizabeth,...
  • Rim fire near Yosemite grows to more than 63,000 acres

    Rim fire near Yosemite grows to more than 63,000 acres
    The massive Rim fire near Yosemite National Park continued to rage out of control Thursday night, prompting new evacuations as more than 1,000 firefighters battled to protect hundreds of structures threatened by advancing flames. The blaze had...
  • Brown declares state of emergency as Rim fire burns near Yosemite

    Brown declares state of emergency as Rim fire burns near Yosemite
    FRESNO -- The Rim fire near the northern side of Yosemite continued to rage Thursday, expanding to  more than 84 square miles and prompting Gov. Jerry Brown to declare a state of emergency. Photos At Pine Mountain Lake, a resort eight miles from...
  • Rim fire near Yosemite National Park grows to more than 105,000 acres

    The Rim fire near Yosemite National Park has grown to 105,620 acres -- or roughly 165 square miles -- in its sixth day of burning largely out of control through steep, rugged terrain. Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday declared a state of emergency as the...
  • 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...
  • Massive Yosemite fire doesn't keep away many hikers, campers

    Massive Yosemite fire doesn't keep away many hikers, campers
    YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK -- The Rim fire burned deeper into this famous national park Wednesday but was hardly noticeable in some of Yosemite's most popular areas that sit far from the flames and smoke. Tour buses stopped at overlooks and trails,...
  • Yosemite tourists race to beat Rim fire road closure

    Yosemite tourists race to beat Rim fire road closure
    As officials prepared Wednesday to close the main east-west route through Yosemite National Park to help firefighters gain access to the massive Rim fire, time was of the essence for a couple of tourists from Scotland. Earlier in the morning, Alan and...