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  • Rim fire in and around Yosemite almost third largest in state history

    The massive Rim fire is on its way to becoming the state’s third largest in history as it burns into Yosemite National Park. At 235,841 acres, or roughly 368 square miles, the Rim fire was 75% contained Tuesday and fewer than 4,400 acres from...
  • Rim fire: Number of firefighters decreases as crews gain control

    With the Rim fire burning into Yosemite National Forest now about 80% contained, officials have continued drawing down the number of firefighters pushing back against the flames. About 3,975 firefighters were fighting the Rim fire Wednesday, compared...
  • 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...
  • Reward offered for information in 2 N. Calif. wildfires

    Reward offered for information in 2 N. Calif. wildfires
    A reward of up to $20,000 is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or people responsible for sparking two Northern California wildfires that scorched more than 37,000 acres, officials announced Thursday night....
  • House OKs more logging in national forests, including in California

    House OKs more logging in national forests, including in California
    WASHINGTON — In response to fires that have ravaged the West this year, the House on Friday approved a bill that would expand logging in national forests despite a White House veto threat. The measure, which would impose limits on environmental...
  • Destruction and renewal: a photographic journey

    Destruction and renewal: a photographic journey
    The scorched landscape, burned bare of any signs of life, stretched over 250 square miles. Nothing but charred land dotted with remnants of burnt trees could be seen. The devastated terrain was the result of the Station fire, Los Angeles County's largest-...
  • Rim fire's effects likely to last for decades to come

    Rim fire's effects likely to last for decades to come
    TUOLUMNE, Calif. — Tourists stopped at the Rim of the World overlook on California 120 earlier this month to take photos of the panoramic view — just as they always have. But they stared in silence at the ashen hues of a landscape swept by...
  • BGE plan to uproot hundreds of trees in Leakin Park sparks furor

    BGE plan to uproot hundreds of trees in Leakin Park sparks furor
    One of the largest urban woodland parks in the eastern United States appears destined to get less wooded. Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. aims to cut a swath up to two miles long through Gwynns Falls/Leakin Park in West Baltimore to replace an aging...
  • San Bernardino forest fire-prevention strategy: Close it

    San Bernardino forest fire-prevention strategy: Close it
    Gabe Garcia and John Miller stood the other day at the rim of Cucamonga Canyon, dwarfed by the spires of peaks with names that evoke old, wild California — Timber, Telegraph, Bighorn. They were supposed to be alone. They were not. "Red shorts!...
  • Beware the clear-cutters

    Beware the clear-cutters
    Even before the embers from the Rim fire had stopped smoldering, the House of Representatives was using the catastrophic forest fire as an excuse to pass a harmful logging bill. HR 1526, the so-called Restoring Healthy Forests for Healthy Communities...
  • Letters: Burn areas aren't dead

    Re "Burn areas are alive," Opinion, Oct. 3 Chad Hanson's Op-Ed article on the Rim fire does a great deal to help the public understand that wildland fire is a complicated process. Wildfires cannot be reduced to one-size-fits-all pronouncements that...