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5:48am

Tue August 27, 2013
Wildfires

STUNNING VIDEO: Pilots' View Of California's Rim Fire

Originally published on Tue August 27, 2013 12:05 pm

11:50am

Mon August 26, 2013

What's Your Colorado Wildfire IQ? Test It And Find Out

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We struggled with this one, scoring just 27% to 36% correct. As Colorado looks to the impending arrival of Fall and the wildfire season continues in the west - there are some good lessons to learn here.
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Test your fire IQ with this 11 question quiz on fire history and defensible space.

8:01am

Sun August 25, 2013
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Wildfire Near Yosemite Spreads, Threatens Ancient Trees

A firefighter uses a hose to douse the flames of the Rim Fire on Saturday near Groveland, California.
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5:53am

Sat August 24, 2013
Wildfires

Yosemite Fire Called One Of Largest In Recent California History

Originally published on Sat August 24, 2013 7:58 pm

The Rim Fire consumes trees on Friday near Groveland, California.
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A wildfire that has spread into Yosemite National Park is now threatening the power grid that supplies San Francisco, prompting Gov. Jerry Brown to declare an emergency for the city.

The 200-square-mile Rim Fire also threatens thousands of homes and has forced the evacuations of hundreds.

Bob Hensley, reporting for NPR, says that in issuing the state of emergency for the city of San Francisco and San Francisco County late Friday, Brown indicated the wildfire has damaged the electrical infrastructure that provides power to the Bay Area 150 miles to the west.

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11:08am

Fri August 23, 2013
Wildfires

Calif. Wildfire Nearly Doubles In Size, Burns Into Yosemite Park

Originally published on Fri August 23, 2013 10:52 pm

A Colorado-based firefighter monitors a backfire while battling the Rim Fire in Groveland, Calif., on Thursday. The Rim Fire continues to burn out of control and has grown to more than 105,000 acres, officials said Friday.
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Updated at 12:35 a.m. Saturday: Emergency For San Francisco

Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency for San Francisco because of the wildfire's threat to public utilities there.

The fire is 150 miles from the city, but Brown said the fire jeopardizes San Francisco's power lines and stations in the fire area. The city has already had to shut down two of its three hydroelectric power stations, the AP reports.

Further damage could have an impact on San Francisco's power supply.

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