Yosemite National Park
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.
The granite landscape in the backcountry of Yosemite National Park helped slow the spread of a wildfire, officials said.
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.
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.
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.
Officials say a wildfire in the back country of Yosemite National Park that forced the helicopter evacuation of 85 park visitors grew substantially overnight.
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.
A new wildfire on the edge of Yosemite National Park has forced the evacuation of about 700 homes.
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.
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.
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
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?