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Rim Fire: What Should Happen To Charred Trees Left By State’s No. 3 Largest Wildfire?

The Rim Fire was the third-largest fire in California history, leaving more than 250,000 acres charred. But now the U.S. Forest Service is charged with getting the land back to what it once was.

05/21/2014

GROVELAND, CA - AUGUST 24:  Firefighters douse a spot fire as they battle the Rim Fire on August 24, 2013 in Groveland, California. The Rim Fire continues to burn out of control and threatens 4,500 homes outside of Yosemite National Park. Over 2,000 firefighters are battling the blaze that has entered a section of Yosemite National Park and is currently 5 percent contained.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Yosemite Now Fully Reopened Following Rim Fire

Nearly eight months after the massive Rim Fire lit up the forests in and around Yosemite, the park announced that all areas within the park have been reopened.

04/02/2014

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Heavy Rains Bring Mudslide Worries To Region Scarred By Rim Fire

It’s a dangerous combination around the Rim Fire burn scars, where property owners are preparing for landslides and protecting their properties.

02/27/2014

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White House To Propose Changes In Wildfire Funding

Obama wants the Interior and Agriculture Departments, the two agencies tasked with fighting wildfires, to be able to draw funds from a special disaster account when the cost of tackling fires exceeds their annual budget.

02/22/2014

The August blaze burned over 250,000 acres of land in the Sierra Nevadas. (Getty Images)

Report: Rim Fire Damage May Cost Up To $800 Million

The value of carbon storage lost in the fire is between $102 and $797 million, according to an environmental impact study.

12/27/2013

GROVELAND, CA - AUGUST 24:  Firefighters douse a spot fire as they battle the Rim Fire on August 24, 2013 in Groveland, California. The Rim Fire continues to burn out of control and threatens 4,500 homes outside of Yosemite National Park. Over 2,000 firefighters are battling the blaze that has entered a section of Yosemite National Park and is currently 5 percent contained.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Feds Decline Comment On DA’s Rim Fire Assertion

Federal prosecutors have declined to address a district attorney’s claim that they intend to prosecute the hunter who allegedly started the Rim Fire that raged through Yosemite National Park and the Sierra Foothills.

12/06/2013

Fire officials estimate the Rim Fire cost California $54 million. (Getty Images)

Federal Charges Expected For Rim Fire Suspect

Federal officials are expected to file charges against the person they believe started the wildfire that raged through Yosemite National Park and the Sierra Foothills earlier this year.

12/06/2013

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Gov. Brown Renews Call For Federal Rim Fire Aid

California Gov. Jerry Brown has filed an appeal to President Obama in a renewed effort to obtain federal aid in the wake of a Rim Fire that raged for months.

12/03/2013

Turlock Irrigation District

Heavy Rain Could Wash Rim Fire Debris Into Modesto Drinking Water

The first storm is set to hit the Sacramento area since thousands of acres of brush and trees burned in the Rim Fire in Yosemite National Park.

11/18/2013

Sierra Pacific Industries

Lincoln Company Quickly Salvaging Lumber From Rim, American Fires

A Lincoln business is salvaging logs from two major California fires, and says getting to the trees early is the key to replanting them for the future.

11/17/2013

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Rim Fire, Third Largest California Wildfire, Finally 100 Percent Contained

More than two months after it started on Aug. 17, the Rim Fire is finally completely under control. There is a small 800- to 1,000-acre pocked near Kibbie Lake with potential to burn.

10/25/2013

Yosemite reopens

Yosemite Reopens After Shutdown, But Park’s Attendance Will Be Slow To Recover

Normally the park gets about 10,000 visitors a day this time of the year. Employees believe it’ll take some time to get back to those numbers.

10/17/2013

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