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  • In Rim fire's aftermath, a new worry emerges: water

    In Rim fire's aftermath, a new worry emerges: water
    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...
  • Development Chips Away At Connecticut's Forests

    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...
  • Forest preserve employee charged with bribery

    Forest preserve employee charged with bribery
    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....
  • Massive Rim fire continues to reshape lives and topography

    Massive Rim fire continues to reshape lives and topography
    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...
  • Rim fire 20% contained, but flames threaten 4,500 structures

    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...
  • Yosemite fire: Hundreds more crew members added to fire lines

    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...
  • Update: Missing O.C. woman found unharmed in Angeles National Forest

    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,...
  • 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....