Category: Wildfire

Aug 23

Summit Fire burning south of Big Bear Lake

A fire now named the Summit Fire is burning in the San Bernardino National Forest near Forest Service Road 2N08 (to the south of the city of Big Bear Lake and west of the Snow Summit ski resort). The fire appears to have started near Pine Knot Avenue and Knickerbocker Road around 12:30 p.m. Within an …

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Jul 02

Yosemite Fire Restrictions

From the National Park Service: Yosemite National Park is experiencing very high fire danger along with continued hot and dry weather patterns. Due to current and predicted fire conditions and possible active fire behavior, the park implemented Stage 1 Fire Restrictions until further notice. By order of the Superintendent Yosemite National Park and under authority …

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Jan 13

The Rim Fire – a new video on YouTube

A hat-tip to Bill Gabbert over at who penned a post about a new video titled “the Rim Fire” that appears on YouTube today.  The video was posted by yosemitenationalpark, who put up the following description: “The 2013 Rim Fire was the largest forest fire in California history, and the largest fire in Yosemite history. Burning …

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Oct 15

Legal posturing begins in Rim Fire aftermath

Both sides are girding their loins over the Rim Fire case. Keith Matthew Emerald, a 32 year old man and resident of Columbia, a town in the Sierra Nevada foothills of Northern California, is accused in a four-count indictment or starting the Rim Fire when he lost control of an illegal campfire on August 17,2013.  …

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Oct 09

Crash of CAL FIRE Airtanker Claims the Life of Pilot near Yosemite

On the afternoon of October 7, 2014 a wildfire began at Dog Rock on the El Portal Road between the Yosemite National Park boundary and the Arch Rock Entrance Station. The Dog Rock Fire was first reported around 2:45, and swelled to approximately 130 acres. Fire crews and aircraft were dispatched to the scene and …

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Sep 07

Meadow Fire in Yosemite

The Meadow Fire is burning in the greater Little Yosemite Valley area and is at 400 acres. All trails from the top of Nevada Fall to Merced Lake, including trails leading to that area, are closed. Additionally, the trail from Sunrise Lakes Trailhead to Sunrise Lakes and Sunrise Lakes High Sierra Camp, and the trails …

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Dec 05

Open houses slated for second phase of Rim Fire Recovery Project

Press release from the U.S.D.A.: The Stanislaus National Forest will be hosting two open houses on Friday, December 13 from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday, December 14, 9 a.m. to noon at the Stanislaus National Forest Supervisor’s Office (19777 Greenley Road, Sonora, CA 95370). “We invite the public and stakeholders to the open …

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