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Rim Fire Now 75% Contained

September 3, 2013 | 10:49 am

Rim Fire Now 75% Contained

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A massive wildfire burning around Yosemite National Park in California is now 75 percent contained.

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News Pix: Fire Crews Clean Up After Rim Fire, Bay Bridge Closes and Berkeley Mourns Family Camp

August 30, 2013 | 12:30 pm

News Pix: Fire Crews Clean Up After Rim Fire, Bay Bridge Closes and Berkeley Mourns Family Camp

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The best photos from the week’s news events and happenings.

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Yosemite Still Stunning, Still Open This Weekend

August 30, 2013 | 12:24 pm

Yosemite Still Stunning, Still Open This Weekend

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Those keeping their holiday reservations in Yosemite will enjoy a beautiful, less-congested park.

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Rim Fire Update: Blaze Slows, Crews Get Help from National Guard Drone

August 29, 2013 | 7:43 am

Rim Fire Update: Blaze Slows, Crews Get Help from National Guard Drone

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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, […]

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Air Quality and Smoke Alerts From Rim Fire

August 28, 2013 | 3:21 pm

Air Quality and Smoke Alerts From Rim Fire

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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 […]

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Rim Fire Tuesday Update

August 27, 2013 | 3:50 pm

Rim Fire Tuesday Update

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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 […]

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Berkeley Mourns Tuolumne Family Camp, Destroyed in Rim Fire

August 27, 2013 | 1:40 pm

Berkeley Mourns Tuolumne Family Camp, Destroyed in Rim Fire

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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 […]

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Map Shows Spread of Rim Fire Day by Day

August 27, 2013 | 9:37 am

Map Shows Spread of Rim Fire Day by Day

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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 […]

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Dramatic California Air National Guard Rim Fire Videos: ‘That is Unreal’

August 26, 2013 | 5:23 pm

Dramatic California Air National Guard Rim Fire Videos: ‘That is Unreal’

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In this series of videos, you can get a sense of what is it like for the California Air National Guard pilots as they battle the Rim Fire in Yosemite. As of Monday afternoon, AP reported that the fire had consumed 230 square miles, making it the largest fire on record in the Sierra Nevada. […]

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Rim Fire: Update on San Francisco Water Supply

August 26, 2013 | 3:40 pm

Rim Fire: Update on San Francisco Water Supply

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Update 3:10 p.m. SF not “scrambling” to relocate water supply, says SFPUC We’ve seen some headlines out there about the Rim Fire threatening San Francisco’s water supply as it moves closer to the Hetch Hetchy Reservoir. AP wrote that water officials “were scrambling to fill area reservoirs with water from Hetch Hetchy before ash taints […]

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