August 28, 2013 The huge "Rim Fire" in and around Yosemite National Park is close to the Hetch Hetchy Reservoir that serves San Francisco. While falling ash hasn't seriously polluted the waters yet, there's concern that erosion from scorched hillsides will cause problems for the water supply in coming months.
August 26, 2013 The huge fire is threatening some of San Francisco's power and water services. Southern California Public Radio has put together a multimedia tool to follow the fire and the fight to bring it under control.
August 23, 2013 The wildfire burst into Yosemite National Park on Friday after growing to more than 105,620 acres, the U.S. Forestry Service says. Gov. Brown declared a state of emergency for San Francisco, 150 miles away, because of the fire's threat to public utilities.
August 20, 2013 The 2013 wildfire season hit a milestone Tuesday: Preparedness Level 5, an officious way of saying resources are stretched thin and it could quickly get worse.
July 2, 2013 So far during the 2013 wildfire season, more than 800 homes and businesses have burned to the ground, nearly 1.6 million acres were scorched and over 23,000 blazes have required suppression. And two dozen firefighters have died. But as dramatic as it's been, the season has yet to kick into high gear.
July 2, 2013 The 19 "hotshots" who were killed while fighting a wildfire over the weekend were remembered on Monday in Prescott, Ariz. The simple tolling of a bell and the reading of their names brought home the sad story. Meanwhile, the fire they were fighting continues to burn.
June 30, 2013 The cause of the fire that ripped through half of the town of Yarnell Hill is under investigation, reports The Arizona Republic.
June 23, 2013 The haze, caused by clear-cutting fires in neighboring Indonesia, has enveloped much of the country's south as well as the city-state of Singapore.
June 12, 2013 Thousands of homes and businesses have been emptieded and prisoners have been moved out of a facility near Colorado Springs. Firefighters are battling at least four blazes. So far, there have been no injuries or deaths.
May 28, 2013 The blaze north of Santa Barbara has forced as many as 6,000 people to evacuate homes and campsites. It's thought the fire began Monday at a campsite in the Los Padres National Forest. So far, more than 1,000 acres have been burned. It may be a week before the fire is contained.
July 2, 2012 Though about 350 homes were destroyed and two people died, most residents have been allowed back to the area that the Waldo Canyon wildfire swept through. It's now about 55 percent contained.
June 28, 2012 The blaze is still far from contained, but officials feel as if they're making gains. And the weather is cooperating today. Temperatures are cooler and winds are calmer.
June 28, 2012 In Colorado Springs, a huge wildfire continues to destroy homes and threaten the city. More than 1,000 firefighters are on the scene. There are other blazes in seven western states.
May 17, 2012 As five large fires burn thousands of acres and threaten some communities in the Southwest, federal response teams say they have plenty of resources available and that this wildfire season is actually getting off to a slow start.