A fire that raged in forestland in and around Yosemite National Park has left a contiguous “moonscape” in the Sierra Nevada mountains larger than any in centuries.
Fire crews have fully contained a blaze that killed one man and destroyed nearly 70 homes in far northern California.
A key highway into Yosemite National Park that has been closed amid a massive wildfire for nearly three weeks is finally open again.
Fire crews have increased containment of a wildfire that destroyed nearly 70 homes in rural Northern California.
A wildfire burning in a state park in the San Francisco Bay Area has grown to 400 acres and has led to the evacuation of several dozen homes.
Scientists are assessing the damage from a massive wildfire burning around Yosemite National Park, laying plans to protect habitat and waterways as the fall rainy season approaches.
As a gigantic wildfire in and around Yosemite National Park entered its fourth week Saturday, environmental scientists moved in to begin assessing the damage and protecting habitat and waterways before the fall rainy season.
The wildfires burning in California are sending lots of smoke into the local air, causing breathing problems for some residents.
Dense smoke from major California wildfires continues to pour into the Reno area, causing event cancellations to mount and local health officials to expand pollution warnings into Tuesday.
Health officials in smoky Reno have raised the seriousness of an air quality alert to include the general population as a thick haze worsens from a massive wildfire burning more than 150 miles away at Yosemite National Park.
Susana Medrano stood in her front yard, mesmerized by the orange and red flames creeping along the wind-swept mountain ridge behind her home, and struggled to leave.
The U.S. Forest Service says it expects to have a Northern California wildfire fully contained by Friday.