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Coverage of brush fires across the state

Thursday, Dec 14, 2017

LIST: Largest California Wildfires

LIST: Largest California Wildfires

This list shows the locations of California's 10 largest wildfires.

Tuesday, Sep 10, 2013

Rim Fire Costs $100 M, Tuolumne River Trust Seeks Aid

Rim Fire Costs $100 M, Tuolumne River Trust Seeks Aid

Federal fire officials say the cost of fighting the Rim Fire that has burned across nearly 400 square miles in and around Yosemite National Park has reached $100 million, and the Tuolumne River Trust is seeking...

Thursday, Sep 5, 2013

Hunter's Illegal Blaze Sparked Rim Fire

Hunter's Illegal Blaze Sparked Rim Fire

The Rim Fire was caused when a hunter allowed an illegal fire to escape, the U.S. Forest Service said in announcing the cause of the devastating blaze that has been burning near Yosemite for more than two weeks....

Thursday, Sep 5, 2013

Cause of Rim Fire Could Take Months to Determine

Cause of Rim Fire Could Take Months to Determine

There was no evidence of an illegal marijuana grow near the spot where a raging wildfire started near Yosemite National Park, a federal forestry official said Wednesday. Investigators have ruled out any illegal...

Wednesday, Sep 4, 2013

Rim Fire Near Yosemite Grows Slightly, 80 Percent Contained

Rim Fire Near Yosemite Grows Slightly, 80 Percent Contained

Now, in its 18th day of burning on the outskirts and inside Yosemite National Park, the Rim Fire reached 80 percent containment on Wednesday morning, despite the fact that it grew by about 1,500 acres. Cal Fire...

Tuesday, Sep 3, 2013

Yosemite Region Rim Fire 75% Contained, Origin Pinpointed

Yosemite Region Rim Fire 75% Contained, Origin Pinpointed

On Tuesday, Cal Fire reported the Rim Fire burning in the Yosemite region is now 75 percent contained, and the acreage burned held steady overnight at 235,841 acres, or 368 square miles – more than seven times...

Saturday, Aug 31, 2013

Rim Fire Alters Holiday Weekend Plans

Rim Fire Alters Holiday Weekend Plans

Labor Day weekend plans were altered due to the Bay Bridge closure and Rim Fire

Monday, Sep 2, 2013

Rim Fire Surpasses 224,000 Acres, 4th Largest in Calif. History

Rim Fire Surpasses 224,000 Acres, 4th Largest in Calif. History

Firefighters are continually making headway in fighting the Rim Fire on the outskirts of Yosemite National Park: On Sunday, they had contained 45 percent of the blaze, which has now charred a total of 224,777...

Saturday, Aug 31, 2013

Rim Fire Chars 199,237 Acres

Rim Fire Chars 199,237 Acres

After Sunday's devastating destruction of a popular Bay Area camp just outside of Yosemite, firefighters have been making steady progress on battling the Rim Fire just outside the national park.

Wednesday, Aug 28, 2013

Rim Fire Prompts Unhealthy Air Warnings in Nevada

Rim Fire Prompts Unhealthy Air Warnings in Nevada

The giant wildfire burning at the edge of Yosemite National Park has not only destroyed buildings and threatened water supplies, electricity and sequoias, it has also unleashed a smoky haze that has worsened air...

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