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Weed Takes Stock After Wind-Driven Boles Fire Destroys Or Damages 150 Homes In Lumber Town

In just a few hours, wind-driven flames destroyed or damaged 100 homes, the saw mill and a church. At times, the fire moved so fast that residents had only a few minutes to get out of the way.

09/16/2014

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Rocks Slow Wildfire In Yosemite Backcountry

The granite landscape in the backcountry of Yosemite National Park helped slow the spread of a wildfire, officials said.

09/11/2014

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Sacramento Man Shares Video Of Rescue From Fire On Top Of Yosemite’s Half Dome

Only the daredevil stars here were real people like Adam Roitman of Sacramento. He was one of 80 people who climbed Half Dome and became stranded by a rapidly growing fire.

09/09/2014

The fire can be seen from Sentinel Dome Cam. (Credit: Yosemite Conservancy/NWS Sacramento)

Wildfire Sends Smoke Into Famed Yosemite Valley

Fire officials called in additional crews to help battle a blaze in Yosemite National Park that forced hikers to be evacuated and sent smoke into the park’s famed valley for the first time Tuesday, officials said.

09/09/2014

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Cooler Weather Slows Fire In Yosemite National Park

Cooler weather has slowed the spread of a wildfire that forced the helicopter evacuation of dozens of people from the famous Half Dome rock in Yosemite National Park.

09/09/2014

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Fire In Yosemite National Park Backcountry Grows Quickly Overnight

Officials say a wildfire in the back country of Yosemite National Park that forced the helicopter evacuation of 85 park visitors grew substantially overnight.

09/08/2014

The fire can be seen from Sentinel Dome Cam. (Credit: Yosemite Conservancy/NWS Sacramento)

Yosemite Blaze Prompts Evacuation Of 100 Visitors

About 100 Yosemite National Park visitors were evacuated by helicopter Sunday when a wildfire that started weeks ago in the park’s backcountry grew unexpectedly to at least 700 acres, officials said.

09/07/2014

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700 Homes Evacuated From Wildfire Near Yosemite

A new wildfire on the edge of Yosemite National Park has forced the evacuation of about 700 homes.

09/05/2014

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America’s Most Romantic Outdoor Adventures

Step outside of the box when planning your next romantic getaway and go exploring the great outdoors. Many of the national parks throughout the country offer plenty of outdoor activities for couples to enjoy together, including boating, hiking, zip lining and spelunking.

09/04/2014

Rim Fire logging

Rim Fire Logging Raises Concerns Over Spotted Owl Population

The spotted owl makes its home in the Stanislaus National Forest. According to the Center for Biological Diversity, environmental research shows 32 pairs of spotted owls and 5 individual spotted owls were found in the Rim Fire area. The Center said it’s the best habitat for the owls to find food.

09/02/2014

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U.S. Forest Service Allows Logging In 52 Square Miles Of Forests Burned By Rim Fire

The highly awaited decision came amid a standoff between environmentalists and supporters of the timber industry over what to do with the trees that died in the massive Rim Fire, which started Aug. 17, 2013, and burned more than 400 square miles of the Stanislaus National Forest

08/27/2014

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

Replant After Wildfire Or Let Nature Take Over?

Nearly a year since a historic wildfire charred a huge swath of California’s High Sierra, debate rages over what to do with millions of dead trees left in its wake: truck them to lumber mills or let nature to take its course?

08/03/2014

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