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Scientists Begin Assessing Impact of Rim Fire

September 19, 2013 | 8:00 pm

Scientists Begin Assessing Impact of Rim Fire

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Erosion a big concern after the third largest wildfire in California history.

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Rim Fire Cause: Hunter’s Illegal Fire

September 5, 2013 | 9:55 am

Rim Fire Cause: Hunter’s Illegal Fire

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Investigators have determined the cause of the devastating blaze that has burned 370 square miles in and around Yosemite.

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Envisioning the Size of the Rim Fire on a Map of the South Bay

September 4, 2013 | 2:41 pm

Envisioning the Size of the Rim Fire on a Map of the South Bay

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The National Weather Service illustrates how large an area 370 square miles is to coastal residents.

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Berkeley’s Peggy Orenstein Reminisces About Tuolomne Camp, Destroyed in Fire

September 3, 2013 | 12:58 pm

Berkeley’s Peggy Orenstein Reminisces About Tuolomne Camp, Destroyed in Fire

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Berkeley resident and author Peggy Orenstein on the loss of the city’s Tuolumne Camp in the Rim Fire.

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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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