Fire Crews Get A Handle On Rim Fire

The Rim Fire, which has burned about 370 square miles of land, is 80 percent contained. As crews continue to make progress on this beast, officials have begun to scale back on the number of firefighters battling the blaze. At […]
Forest Service: Rim Fire Caused By Hunter Setting Illegal Fire

Forest Service: Rim Fire Caused By Hunter Setting Illegal Fire

The Silver State Interagency Hotshot firing team conducts burnout operations on the Rim Fire earlier this week. (U.S. Forest Service photo by Mike McMillan) The U.S. Forest Service has determined that the Rim Fire was caused when a hunter in […]
With Wildfires On The Wane, Forest Service Ends MAFFS Activation … For Now

With Wildfires On The Wane, Forest Service Ends MAFFS Activation … For Now

A C-130 MAFFS (Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System) drops retardant on the Mountain Fire in the San Bernardino National Forest, Calif., in July. (U.S. Forest Service photo) BOISE, Idaho // Sept. 5, 2013 — From A U.S. Northern Command News […]
Forest Service Firefighter Missing In New Mexico Mountains

Forest Service Firefighter Missing In New Mexico Mountains

The U.S. Forest Service, local law enforcement, a National Guard helicopter and hundreds of emergency personnel are searching the rugged terrain of the Jemez Mountains in northern New Mexico searching for a 41-year-old firefighter who has been missing since August […]
Crews Continue to Make Progress on Rim Fire

Crews Continue to Make Progress on Rim Fire

Engine crews hose down a hotspot near the Crane Flat Lookout in Yosemite National Park. (U.S. Forest Service photo by Mike McMillan) It’s a step in the right direction. The Rim Fire grew only minimally Tuesday night, with the acreage […]
Rim Fire 75 Percent Contained

Rim Fire 75 Percent Contained

Crew members of the Horseshoe Meadow Hotshots (Miramonte, Calif.) conduct burnout operations on the Rim Fire with a Very Pistol. (U.S. Forest Service photo by Mike McMillan) Despite the fact that the Rim Fire’s growth has slowed, this massive blaze […]

Was Rim Fire Caused By Illegal Marijuana Growers?

A local fire official in Tuolumne County has told a community group that the Rim Fire was human-caused and that it was most likely because of illegal marijuana growers. Todd McNeal, the fire chief in Twain Harte who has fought […]
Clear Skies For Labor Day Weekend At Yosemite; Firefighters Making Progress

Clear Skies For Labor Day Weekend At Yosemite; Firefighters Making Progress

The pristine, clear skies view of Sentinel Dome (elevation, 8,127 feet) along the south wall of the Yosemite Valley in this webcam image taken just before noon PDT on Friday, August 30. (Image via the Sierra Wildland Fire Reporting System) […]
Military Sends In The Drones On Rim Fire

Military Sends In The Drones On Rim Fire

Senior Airman Thomas Thornburg of the California National Guard’s 163d Reconnaissance Wing, 163d Aircraft Maintenance, directs the MQ-1 Predator safely home after a training flight at Southern California Logistics Airport in November 2012. (Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. […]
Widow of Granite Mountain Hot Shot Gives Birth To A Healthy Baby Boy

Widow of Granite Mountain Hot Shot Gives Birth To A Healthy Baby Boy

There’s some happy news coming out of Prescott Valley. Amanda Misner, the widow of one of the 19 Granite Mountain Hot Shots killed on June 30, gave birth to a baby boy. She was 7 months pregnant when her husband, […]