Archive for August, 2013

Smoke from Sierra fire reaches Yosemite Valley

  Date Saturday, August 31st, 2013

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — Dense smoke from a wildfire burning in and around Yosemite National Park on Saturday hampered both suppression efforts and the prized views sought by holiday weekend tourists.


Yosemite National Park largely spared from growing Rim fire

  Date Friday, August 30th, 2013

As many as 20 helicopters and air tankers are on hand, aiding the efforts of 3,800 firefighters battling the expansive wildfire.


Yosemite National Park largely spared from growing Rim fire

  Date Thursday, August 29th, 2013

As many as 20 helicopters and air tankers are on hand, aiding the efforts of 3,800 firefighters battling the expansive wildfire.


California wildfire prompts Yosemite travel restrictions

  Date Thursday, August 29th, 2013

Firefighters determined to keep a massive blaze from raging into the heart of California's Yosemite National Park have shut down half of its main east-west corridor, just days before a holiday weekend marking the end of the peak summer tourist season.


California wildfires grow, Yosemite National Park largely spared

  Date Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

The wildfire is now the seventh largest in California history.