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Yosemite National Park

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  • Rim fire sends heavy smoke into Yosemite; visitors warned

    The Rim fire burning in and around Yosemite National Park grew overnight, with smoke causing air quality issues inside the park. The fire burned an additional 8,000 acres over the last day and has now consumed 231,000 acres. It's 60% contained. "Smoke...
  • Rim fire in and around Yosemite is 75% contained, officials say

    The massive Rim fire burning into Yosemite National Park is now 75% contained, the U.S. Forest Service said Tuesday morning. Forest Service officials listed the Rim fire’s burned acreage at 235,841 acres, or roughly 368 square miles, making it the...
  • Torrance hiker conquers Mt. Whitney, then falls to his death

    Torrance hiker conquers Mt. Whitney, then falls to his death
    Park rangers have recovered the body of a 60-year-old Torrance man who fell to his death after reaching Mt. Whitney's summit over Labor Day weekend, officials said. Rangers with the Sequoia and Kings Canyon national parks removed Yukio Kato's body...
  • Rim fire: Pot-growing operation near Yosemite may have sparked blaze

    The huge wildfire that has been burning into Yosemite National Park for the last two weeks may have been started by an illegal marijuana growing operation, a local fire official said. Six days after the Rim fire broke out in the middle of the Northern...
  • Yosemite fire caused by humans; marijuana growing suspected

    Despite stubborn heat and wind over the Labor Day weekend, firefighters battling the Rim fire burning into Yosemite National Park tightened their grip around the historic blaze and turned their focus to what caused it. The fire started in the...
  • Rim fire: Containment of Yosemite-area blaze at 80%

    Containment of the massive Rim fire burning in and around Yosemite National Park reached 80% Wednesday morning as firefighters continued to make progress in slowing the blaze’s spread. The size of the fire changed little overnight and remained...
  • Pot-growing operation may have sparked Rim fire, local chief says

    Pot-growing operation may have sparked Rim fire, local chief says
    Despite stubborn heat and wind over the Labor Day weekend, firefighters battling the Rim fire burning into Yosemite National Park tightened their grip around the historic blaze and turned their focus to what caused it. The fire started in the Stanislaus...
  • Rim fire started by a hunter's illegal fire, Forest Service says

    The Rim fire, which has burned into Yosemite National Park and threatened a vital water supply to San Francisco, was started by a hunter who let an illegal fire “escape,” the U.S. Forest Service said Thursday. The fire was not started by a...
  • Hunter who allegedly started Yosemite fire remains free

    Hunter who allegedly started Yosemite fire remains free
    The hunter who authorities allege started the destructive Rim fire burning in and around Yosemite National Park has not been arrested or charged at this time. The news came as firefighters continued to get a handle on the massive fire, the third largest...
  • Hunter's campfire sparked massive Yosemite blaze, officials say

    The Rim fire near Yosemite was started by a hunter who lost control of his campfire, investigators from the U.S. Forest Service and the Tuolumne County district attorney's office said Thursday. The blaze, which erupted in the Stanislaus National...
  • Rim fire in and around Yosemite now state's third largest

    The Rim fire burning near Yosemite has burned 246,350 acres, making it the third largest fire in state history, the U.S. Forest Service said Friday. The blaze, which erupted in the Stanislaus National Forest north of the Tuolumne River on Aug. 17, has...
  • Rim fire: Authorities to reopen California 120 into Yosemite National Park

    Rim fire: Authorities to reopen California 120 into Yosemite National Park
    GROVELAND, Calif.--Authorities said they will open the western section of California 120 into Yosemite National Park at noon Friday after closing it more than two weeks ago to fight the Rim fire. Visitors will have full access to Yosemite Valley from...