The National Weather Service illustrates how large an area 370 square miles is to coastal residents.
Berkeley resident and author Peggy Orenstein on the loss of the city’s Tuolumne Camp in the Rim Fire.
By Dan Brekke The latest (8 a.m. Thursday): Fire officials say crews are making steady progress against the Rim Fire on the western boundary of Yosemite National Park. They say a California Air National Guard drone is playing a key role in helping firefighters respond to new outbreaks around the edge of the giant blaze, […]
As KQED Science’s Craig Miller reported the other day, “Where there’s fire, there’s smoke. And when the fire is more than 200 square miles and growing like California’s Rim Fire, there’s a lot of it. And in that smoke is quite the witch’s brew of air pollutants.” An air quality alert is in effect until […]
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP and BCN) — Unnaturally long intervals between wildfires and years of drought primed the Sierra Nevada for the explosive conflagration chewing up the rugged landscape on the edge of Yosemite National Park, forestry experts say. The fire had ravaged 282 square miles by Tuesday, the biggest in the Sierra’s recorded history and […]
Our friends at Berkeleyside are reporting on Monday night’s gathering at Civic Center Park to remember Tuolumne Family Camp, destroyed in the Rim Fire over the weekend. The camp has been operated by the city under a special use permit since 1922. Berkeley residents were given priority to register for the camp over the general […]
Here’s a very good map from InciWeb showing the spread of the Rim Fire day by day, from Aug 17 to yesterday, Aug 26. As you can see, the rate of growth has slowed considerably. AP reports this morning that the fire is 20 percent contained, up from 15 percent on Monday. Officials said the […]