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2 hrs ago | The Fresno Bee

Oakhurst's Junction fire is 95% contained

The Junction fire in Oakhurst was 95% contained Friday night. The blaze started Monday afternoon in the eastern Madera County town south of Yosemite National Park and burned 612 acres.

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19 hrs ago | KCRA-TV Sacramento

1 year after Rim Fire, scorched land still trying to recover

Many are wondering what steps will be taken to help the area in and around Yosemite National Park recover from the Rim Fire.

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Related Topix: Fire, US National Parks, Natural Disasters, Wildfire

Thu Aug 21, 2014

KCRA-TV Sacramento

1 year after Rim Fire, recovery has barely begun

High on a ridgeline in the Stanislaus National Forest, Chris Schow is driving through miles after mile of dead, blackened trees.

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Related Topix: US National Parks, Dianne Feinstein, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Wildfire near Bakersfield nearly half contained

A child's bike sits among the ruins of a burned home destroyed in a widlfire along Highway 41 outside Oakhurst, Calif., Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire, Oakhurst, CA, Bakersfield, CA, US National Parks, Yosemite National Park, CA

The Fresno Bee

Fresno watchdog sues over Hetch Hetchy

This image provided by Environmental Defense shows the O'Shaughnessy Dam on the Hetch Hetchy reservoir in Yosemite National Park, Calif., in a June 2004, file photo.

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Seattle Times

Containment increases on fire near Yosemite

A wildfire that surged early and led to mass evacuations around a community near Yosemite National Park was tamed by firefighters, and the remaining evacuees were expected to return to their homes on Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Fire, Natural Disasters, Wildfire, US National Parks, Yosemite National Park, CA, Oakhurst, CA, Madera County, CA

Wed Aug 20, 2014

The Salinas Californian

Vilsack unveils report showing 'fire borrowing' impactsVilsack...

Vilsack unveils report showing 'fire borrowing' impacts Obama wants Congress to add wildfires to natural disasters eligible for FEMA assistance.

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Related Topix: US News, FEMA, Yosemite National Park, CA, US National Parks, Hurricane, Weather, Hurricane Sandy, US Senate, Ron Wyden, Democrat, US Politics

NWAonline

Residents returning as firefighters slow California blaze

Officials said Tuesday evening that they had gained the upper hand on a central California blaze in the foothills near Yosemite National Park that forced more than 1,000 residents to flee their homes.

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Examiner.com

Brad Parker falls to his death at Yosemite after proposing marriage on climb

Brad Parker, 36, had just proposed to his girlfriend hours before falling to his death during a hike at Yosemite National Park.

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KTRE-TV Lufkin

Texas Gov. Perry booked on abuse of power charges

Firefighters gained ground Tuesday on a blaze in the foothills near Yosemite National Park, allowing some of the 1,000 people who fled the flames to return to their homes.

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Related Topix: Texas Government, Texas, Rick Perry, US Governors, US National Parks

The Fresno Bee

Junction fire: New crews arrive in Oakhurst to battle blaze

Fresh fire crews from around the state are rushing to eastern Madera County, south of Yosemite National Park, to battle the Junction fire as authorities brace for high temperatures and renewed winds, which could rekindle embers and again send flames toward homes in Oakhurst and Bass Lake.

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Related Topix: Oakhurst, CA, US National Parks, Yosemite National Park, CA, Madera County, CA, Bass Lake, CA, Boat Disaster

KMPH-TV Fresno

Ferguson pledges efforts at reconciliation

The city of Ferguson, Missouri, says it working hard to better connect with the community and learn from the "discord and heartbreak" that followed the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown by a police officer.

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Related Topix: Ferguson, MO, Education Etc., US National Parks

Tue Aug 19, 2014

NewsOK.com

5 California Things to Know for Tuesday

Police are scheduled to discuss the arrests of two teenage boys who allegedly planned to kill three high school staffers and gun down as many students as possible in South Pasadena.

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Related Topix: South Pasadena, CA, US National Parks, Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire

WAVE-TV Louisville

US trying to verify video of American's killing

By SHARON COHEN AP National Writer They've lined the streets with police in riot gear, brought in a new black commander with an empathetic manner, imposed a curfew, lifted it and deployed the... By SHARON COHEN AP National Writer They've lined the streets with police in riot gear, brought in a new black commander with an empathetic manner, imposed ... (more)

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ThinkProgress

Wildfire Burns Near Yosemite National Park, Prompts Evacuation Of Thousands

A wildfire burning near Yosemite park has forced the evacuation of thousands of people, destroyed buildings, and has closed a road leading into the park.

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Lake Country Sun

James Rollins delivers in 'The 6th Extinction'

The Sigma Force discovers a threat that could destroy the human race in James Rollins' 10th book to feature his team of elite scientists and soldiers.

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KFVS12

Israeli leader recalls team from cease-fire talks

Authorities have sent evacuation orders to some 13,000 phone numbers as a wildfire bears down on a foothill community near Yosemite National Park in Central California.

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Prince George Citizen

Wildfire burning near California's Yosemite park threatening 500 structures

Firefighters from throughout California are being dispatched to protect homes that are under threat from a wildfire burning in the foothills near Yosemite National Park.

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WFAA-TV Dallas

Veteran rock climber killed in fall in Yosemite

Authorities say a veteran rock climber died in a fall while climbing alone in Yosemite National Park - just hours after proposing to his girlfriend during an earlier climb.

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NewsOn6 Tulsa

Ukrainian govt troops inch closer to rebel city

Hundreds of photographs, papers and historical objects documenting the history of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people are being added to the Smithsonian Institution's collection Tuesday, including... Hundreds of photographs, papers and historical objects documenting the history of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people are being ... (more)

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