California wildfire grows rapidly as others ease

Sep 17, 2014

California wildfire grows rapidly as others ease

While crews gained ground on a wildfire that damaged 100 homes in far Northern California, another blaze east of the state capital is growing rapidly — threatening homes and forcing evacuations. Hundreds of additional firefighters have been brought in to battle the fire near ...

Yosemite Park fire threatens famous giant sequoia trees

Jul 31, 2014

Yosemite Park fire threatens famous giant sequoia trees

A fire raging in California’s Yosemite National Park advanced Wednesday, threatening a grove of famous giant sequoia trees. The blaze, which began on Saturday, has scorched some 3,545 acres (1,234 hectares) of the popular tourist spot and is about one-third contained, a spokeswoman for ...