Tag Archives: Wildfire

Air National Guard, USDA Forest Service and CAL FIRE Conduct Annual Aerial Firefighting Training

From June 15 through June 19 California Air National Guard’s 146th Airlift Wing, Nevada National Guard’s 152nd Airlift Wing, the US Forest Service, the Bureau of Land Management, and CAL FIRE will be putting on quite an airshow for visitors to the Tahoe and Shasta/Trinity National Forests as these and other firefighting agencies train for […]

The Rim Fire – a new video on YouTube

A hat-tip to Bill Gabbert over at wildfirtoday.com 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 […]

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.  […]

Yosemite – El Portal Fire expands to 2,100 acres

The El Portal fire started on the afternoon of Saturday, July 26th in the Old El Portal area of Yosemite National Park. As of 6:00am on Sunday, July 27th, the fire has grown to an estimated 2,100 acres with 5% containment. Multiple structures are threatened, one structure is reported as lost. The Old El Portal and Foresta communities, along with […]

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 […]