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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
San Francisco is getting full hydroelectric power again from Yosemite National Park after the last of two power plants shuttered during the Rim Fire reopened.
While the Rim Fire eases toward containment, businesses around Yosemite National Park will have another potential disaster to contend with—Monday night’s federal government shutdown.
“It’s devastating because you may have a community of 3,000 people and 300 of them are working in or related to the saw mill,” said David Bischel with the California Forestry Association.
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.
A key highway into Yosemite National Park that has been closed amid a massive wildfire for nearly three weeks is finally open again.