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Forest fire News

Tree mortality epidemic impacts forests and safety

Sonora - California is facing a fifth year of drought. The drought is affecting both the forest environment as a whole, and also the communities which are now embedded in those forested areas. Ponderosa Pine may largely disappear.

India plans to plant new forests with $6 billion

New Delhi - The Indian government has unveiled a plan to plant new forests, with a budget of $6.2 billion. If successfully implemented, the plan will see India's forest cover go from the current 21.34 percent to 33 percent of its land area.

Forest fire spreads in Big Bear, California Special

Big Bear Lake - A forest fire began in the mountain town of Big Bear, California at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 23. It rapidly spread eastward, covering more than 10 acres by 3:00 p.m. Parts of the 7000-foot high popular tourist and residential town are being evacuated.

Rim Fire crosses Old Yosemite Rd, evac expanded in Mariposa Co.

Mariposa - The Rim Fire crossed Old Yosemite Road in Mariposa County last night. The spot fire prompted expanded mandatory evacuation orders from authorities.

Sixth largest fire in California history, 30% contained

Sonora - The Rim Fire is now reported at 192, 466 acres. 301 square miles of incredible devastation in a pristine wilderness area. 11 residences, 97 outbuildings, and 3 commercial buildings have been burned, but there is good news too.

Rim Fire still growing, containment up to 20% - UPDATE 8/27/13

Groveland - The Rim Fire continues to grow in size, but containment is also increased significantly today. Unofficially, the Rim Fire is now the 10th largest fire in the State of California since 1932.

Town hall meeting confirms Rim Fire holding at 129,620 acres Special

Sonora - The combined task force held town hall meetings today to offer the latest information along with encouraging news regarding the Rim Fire in Tuolumne County.

MAFFS 6 C-130 retardant drop on Rim Fire video

Groveland - MAFFS 6 is a C-130 firefighting aircraft, a large aircraft. This video shows the Rim Fire from the air, and what these pilots are flying into and beside.

Rim fire extends to 105,620 acres, threatens thousands of homes

Groveland - Ninety-nine square miles of Stanislaus National Forest land and private lands have been scorched by the Rim Fire as of tonight. 3,000 homes are under evacuation orders. Outlook is bleak for some.

Rim Fire in Ca. at 11,000+ acres -cockpit video of retardant drop

Groveland - The Rim Fire in Northern California has now grown to 11,000 acres, with two homes destroyed along with five outbuildings. Air quality health alerts are being posted for residents.

Spain heading for an 'African heatwave' on Thursday

While it has already been pretty hot in Spain so far this summer, things are expected to heat up even more in the coming days as temperatures head for 43 degrees Celsius in some areas from Thursday on.

Chinese sky lanterns spark Valencia fire, tourists blamed

Denia - A fire in a nature reserve near the coastal holiday town of Dénia in the Community of Valencia was started by Chinese sky lanterns, lit and sent up by tourists in the area.

Father, daughter killed jumping into sea to escape Spain fire

A French family of five, returning from vacation, were forced to abandon their car and jump off a 50 meter cliff to escape a forest fire racing toward them.

Large forest fire razing Chilean National Park forces evacuations

Puerto Natales - A large forest fire in Torres del Paine National Park in Chile has affected more than 5,700 hectares of land; the emergency has forced the closure of the park, several hotels and the evacuation of about 400 tourists.

Stanislaus National Forest - Motor Fire now 1000 acres

Yosemite National Park - The Yosemite valley sits in the Stanislaus National Forest and is near the newly named Motor Fire. Yosemite National Park is not threatened at this time.

Alberta Town Under Evacuations And Alert Because Of Forest Fire

EDMONTON, Alberta — Thousands of Albertans were under evacuation alert Monday as a wind-whipped forest fire charged ``like a locomotive'' through dust-dry bush. People in the Poplar Estates subdivision and the South Mitsou Industrial Park just east..
 

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Smoke close to Calvary Chapel Big Bear
Smoke close to Calvary Chapel Big Bear
Close-up of the burnt area
Close-up of the burnt area
From Stater Brothers shopping center  a view of the fire approaching Snow Summit ski resort. You can...
From Stater Brothers shopping center, a view of the fire approaching Snow Summit ski resort. You can see a firefighting airplane at the bottom left.
A forest fire rages out of control on Mallorca in the Balearic Islands  Spain - July 2013.
A forest fire rages out of control on Mallorca in the Balearic Islands, Spain - July 2013.
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The smoke as seen from above  at Cedar Lake
The smoke as seen from above, at Cedar Lake
The burnt area as seen from the north shore of Big Bear Lake on August 24  2015
The burnt area as seen from the north shore of Big Bear Lake on August 24, 2015
The flames mar the peaceful forest as smoke drifts skyward
The flames mar the peaceful forest as smoke drifts skyward
Smoke above Big Bear Village
Smoke above Big Bear Village
Snow Summit Ski Resort  still to the east of the Summit Fire
Snow Summit Ski Resort, still to the east of the Summit Fire
A western wind fanned the flames through tall pine trees
A western wind fanned the flames through tall pine trees
Smoldering trees covered by smoke above homes as seen from Stanfield Cutoff at the east end of Big B...
Smoldering trees covered by smoke above homes as seen from Stanfield Cutoff at the east end of Big Bear Lake on August 24, 2015
A forest fire rages out of control on Mallorca in the Balearic Islands  Spain - July 2013.
A forest fire rages out of control on Mallorca in the Balearic Islands, Spain - July 2013.
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A fireman poses in his firetruck that drove up the mountain from Riverside
A fireman poses in his firetruck that drove up the mountain from Riverside
View of the forest fire at Torres del Paine National Park  Chile. (Screengrab: Photo of R. Barría Q...
View of the forest fire at Torres del Paine National Park, Chile. (Screengrab: Photo of R. Barría Q. Radio Cooperativa).
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As night approaches  the fire slows its advance toward Snow Summit
As night approaches, the fire slows its advance toward Snow Summit
Forest fire in the Tramuntana mountains of Mallorca - July 2013.
Forest fire in the Tramuntana mountains of Mallorca - July 2013.
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Sunset at Big Bear Lake on August 24 brings a happy ending to the Summit Fire  which smolders in the...
Sunset at Big Bear Lake on August 24 brings a happy ending to the Summit Fire, which smolders in the distance
The Emergency Base Camp off Knickerbocker Road near Big Bear Village
The Emergency Base Camp off Knickerbocker Road near Big Bear Village
A Channel 2 News reporter takes a photo of a firetruck
A Channel 2 News reporter takes a photo of a firetruck
Forest fires are raging out of control in Galicia in northern Spain.
Forest fires are raging out of control in Galicia in northern Spain.
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