FEMA To Aid California On Rim Fire

FEMA To Aid California On Rim Fire

This image was taken around 2 p.m. on August 25 from a mobile webcam at the Crane Flat Helibase (elevation 7,000 feet) at Yosemite. The view is looking northwest from the base toward the Rim Fire. (Image via Sierra Wildland […]

Attention Turns To Little Queens Fire in Idaho

The 111,000-acre Beaver Creek fire that threatened the resort towns of Sun Valley and Ketchum, Idaho has begun to wind down. NIFC fire officials have decreased the fire’s rating from a Type 1 to a Type 2 priority. A new team […]

Rim Fire Dangerously Close to Giant Sequoia Groves

The giant sequoias in Yosemite National Park are thousands of years old and the biggest trees alive on the planet. Two of the three groves of sequoias within the park are threatened by the Rim Fire. In this gallery of […]
Rim Fire Threatens San Francisco Water and Power Supply

Rim Fire Threatens San Francisco Water and Power Supply

Wildland firefighters continue wage war on the raging Rim Fire, which is threatening the Hetch Hetchy reservoir in Yosemite National Park. The reservoir high in the Sierra Nevada is the source of 85 percent of San Francisco’s famously pure drinking water. […]
Health Hazard: Rim Fire Smoke Gets In Your Eyes … And Lungs

Health Hazard: Rim Fire Smoke Gets In Your Eyes … And Lungs

Sources: NASA Earth Observatory, EPA AirNow Thick, choking smoke and ash from the Rim Fire is posing a health hazard to the 3,414 firefighters battling the unchecked blaze, to tourists within Yosemite National Park and residents hundreds of miles away […]

Rim Fire California Army National Guard Photos

Rim Fire Photo Gallery The Rim Fire burned more than 125,000 acres by August 22, and 2,672 ground and aerial fire crews have been working to increase containment along the North Fork of the Tuolumne River, above the community of […]
Rim Fire Making Its Mark On California Wildfire History

Rim Fire Making Its Mark On California Wildfire History

 Sources: ESRI, National Interagency Fire Center, Inciweb Barely contained and growing fast, the Rim Fire will rank as the 15th-worst wildfire in California history by the end of the day, with more than 126,000 acres, or 196 square miles, burned. […]
American, Other Fires in California Close to Containment

American, Other Fires in California Close to Containment

The California National Guard’s Co. A, 3-140th Aviation Battalion (Service and Support), based in Stockton, flies a UH-72 Lakota over the American Fire on August 21. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Tech. Sgt. Joe Prouse) Although the Rim Fire is dominating […]
Rim Fire Out of Control, Enters Yosemite

Rim Fire Out of Control, Enters Yosemite

The Rim Fire began August 17 on the mountain ridges in Tuolumne County, Calif. (Photo via Inciweb) The Rim Fire is out of control and has entered a remote section of Yosemite National Park. In just six days, the blaze […]
Help! Forest Service May Call on Military, Foreign Countries

Help! Forest Service May Call on Military, Foreign Countries

A crew makes their way toward the line on the Alum Fire, which has burned more than 7,000 acres in Yellowstone National Park. (Photo via Inciweb) There are 49 large, uncontained fires in the U.S. The national preparedness level is […]