| Nov 3, 2013
| 4:53 PM
GROVELAND, Calif. — As autumn turns to winter and rain falls over the charred landscape left behind by the Rim fire, forest rangers and emergency planners have a new worry: water.
Over 90% of the blaze burned in the Tuolumne River watershed, where...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 3:23 PM
If you were hiking in a state forest infused with lovely fall colors, you might think Connecticut's forests were in top shape. And you would be right — up to a point.
The sylvan expanses look lush and robust. Except, perhaps, when you come to a...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 12:47 PM
A Cook County Forest Preserve District employee was secretly recorded two years ago taking $10,000 cash in kickbacks to steer contracts to a west suburban construction company owner working undercover for the FBI, federal authorities said today....
| Aug 25, 2013
| 9:05 PM
GROVELAND, Calif. — On Day 9, the sweeping Rim fire reshaped lives and topography from pristine wilderness areas to a famed national park to mountain communities that could be in the direct line of fire, depending at any moment on which way the wind...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 9:33 PM
The huge Rim fire raging near Yosemite National Park continued to grow Monday night, but firefighters also made progress in containing the blaze.
The wildfire was threatening 4,500 structures as flames consumed brush and timber in an area larger than...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 7:33 AM
Another 300 firefighters have joined the massive effort to extinguish the Rim fire near Yosemite National Park that has burned more than 192,000 acres.
There are now 4,840 firefighters battling the Rim fire – the sixth largest fire in state...
| Aug 31, 2013
| 5:12 PM
A Placentia woman who had been missing for 10 days was found alive and in good physical condition by Montrose Search and Rescue workers on Friday in the Angeles National Forest above La Caņada Flintridge.
Rescue workers found Shameca Lewis Johnson, 24,...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 12:13 PM
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...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 6:03 AM
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...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 5:15 PM
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...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 11:06 PM
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....