The trio set up near Pinecrest in Tuolumne County and spend a few moments scouting the area before they planned to meet at the campsite. But at around 3 p.m. on Monday, the longtime Stockton church leader vanished.
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.
Firefighters are getting a good handle on the Rim Fire and now a major road into Yosemite National Park is back open, meaning businesses are getting ready to put things back in place.
As fire crews continue gaining ground on the raging Rim Fire, officials will reopen the main road into Yosemite National Park.
A gigantic wildfire in and around Yosemite National Park was caused by an illegal fire set by a hunter, the U.S. Forest Service said.
A hunter was in a remote area of Tuolumne County when he allowed an illegal fire to escape, an agency spokesperson said on Thursday. The wildfire has consumed more than 371 square miles or 237,341 acres of forest.
Crews have pushed forward with building containment lines around the wildfire in and around Yosemite National Park as authorities lift evacuation orders and advisories for several Sierra Nevada communities once threatened by the massive blaze.
Crews working to corral the massive wildfire searing the edge of Yosemite National Park made major gains on the blaze overnight.
Officials say a giant wildfire around Yosemite National Park grew by several hundred acres overnight, a relatively small increase compared to recent days.
High-school junior Laura Cullum attended class for two days at Sonora High this week and says it was evident smoke from the massive blaze was causing health problems.
The wildfire that’s burning in and around Yosemite National Park is making tourism dollars go up in flames.
Unnaturally long intervals between wildfires and years of drought primed the Sierra Nevada for the explosive conflagration chewing up the rugged landscape on the edge of Yosemite National Park, forestry experts say.