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Wildfires near Sequoia, Yosemite National Parks continue to grow

El Portal - A raging wildfire just outside of Yosemite National Park is evading the efforts of thousands of firefighters as it burns through dry brush and rugged terrain, growing daily and heading toward populated areas.

Extremely dangerous California wildfire burns near Yosemite

Sacramento - A deadly California wildfire more than doubled in size and raged through more than 14 square miles of brush and forest Monday, blanketing much of Yosemite National Park in smoke and forcing the closure of a major access road to the park.

Yosemite National Park, copyright issue has two sides Special

Yosemite National Park - Yosemite National Park copyrights — to who do they belong, and why do they belong to them? The answer may not be as simple as it seems at first glance,

Op-Ed: What you need to know about the fight over Yosemite National Park Special

Yosemite National Park is poised to be eliminated. Several properties within Yosemite National Park are also poised to be eliminated. Not their actual existence, just the names by which they've been known for decades.

Yosemite National Park celebrates its 150th anniversary

June 30, 2014 marked the 150th anniversary of the signing of the Yosemite Grant Act by President Abraham Lincoln in 1864. The signing of this act was the first time that park land was set aside by the federal government for preservation and public use.

Rim Fire cause determined with 237,341 acres burned

Groveland - The U.S. Forest Service Law Enforcement & Investigations has determined what caused the blaze that has so far burned 237, 341 acres in California.

Rim Fire 40% contained at 222,777 acres

Fire officials report 40 percent containment on California's Rim Fire, which has now burned for 15 days, and in the process scorched 222,777 acres. A possible cause has been suggested.

Timelapse video of Rim Fire spreading into Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park - As the Rim Fire slows down, thanks to a little cooperation from the weather, a timelapse video has been released by Yosemite National Park which is both beautiful, and also simply terrifying.

Rim Fire grows, Mariposa County Evacuations ordered - updated

Coulterville - More winds, and steep terrain cause problems for firefighters on the Rim Fire in California. Evacuation orders go out in Mariposa County on the southeast side of the fire.

The Rim Fire in California continues to grow

Groveland - The Rim Fire has grown another 20,000 acres today, August 23, 2013. The list of evacuation advisements continues to lengthen, with more towns and communities being added daily.

El Capitan climber struck by rock dies in Yosemite

Yosemite National Park - El Capitan in Yosemite is touted as the largest granite monolith on the planet, not a climb for the faint of heart, or those unwilling to take a risk.

Sacramento man takes plunge over Yosemite's Nevada Fall

Yosemite National Park received only half its normal snow pack this year, but the Merced River falls remain dangerous, with high spring flows.

Pilot and plane still lost near Yosemite Nat'l Park

Yosemite National Park - Nicol Wilson left Santa Barbara, California on Monday in his airplane, he was last seen on radar near Yosemite National Park.

Yosemite doubles hantavirus warning to 22,000 visitors

Yosemite National Park - This week Yosemite National Park expanded its warning to visitors about exposure to hantavirus. At this time, the Park is cautioning over 20,000 people may have been exposed to the mouse-borne disease.

Visitors to Yosemite may be exposed to rare rodent disease

Letters from park officials were sent to 1,700 visitors who stayed at Yosemite National Park in June, July and August. The letters warned of a possible exposure to hantavirus, a rare rodent-borne disease that has affected four visitors, killing two.

Hantavirus kills visitors of Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park - Vacations are to be a care free way of getting away from everything. National Parks are one of the most visited vacation spots in the U.S.

Beautiful Yosemite time-lapse video goes viral

Two men who were complete strangers before they met on the website 'Vimeo' have produced an incredible time-lapse video of the Yosemite National Park which has become a viral hit on the Internet.

Austrian climber loses thumb on El Capitan

An Austrian rock climber in Yosemite National Park has hit a snag in his attempt to conquer El Capitan. That snag nearly cost him a digit.

Half Dome claims Austrian hiker

Half Dome in Yosemite national Park has claimed the life of another hiker, one of many hikers to lose their life at Yosemite so far this year.

Video: Wrestling bear cubs stop traffic at Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park - A video of a pair of adorable bear cubs who delighted visitors at Yosemite National Park, where they were filmed wrestling in the middle of the road, has gone viral receiving hundreds of thousands of views in just a few days.

Hiker missing in Yosemite National Park -update

Seventeen hikers and day travelers have died in Yosemite so far this year. Rangers in the national park still have hope of finding the latest missing hiker alive.

Motor Fire near El Portal at 3,000+ acres with update

El Portal - Burning for the third day now, the Motor fire has gown to 3,000 acres in the Merced River Canyon near Yosemite National Park.

'Motor' fire now at 2,000 acres

Yesterday August 25th, the Motor Fire began on Highway 140, just south of Yosemite National Park. It was about 12:00 in the afternoon.

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.

17th hiker fatality on Yosemite's Half Dome

Yosemite National Park's Half Dome is more than just a spectacular view from the top. It can also be a challenging hike with the inherent dangers of being atop a huge granite boulder.

Vernal Falls fatality finally found in Yosemite Park

On July 19th of this year, three hikers in Yosemite National Park were swept over Vernal Falls, Hormiz David was one of them.

Half Dome claims another hiker in Yosemite

Yosemite National Parks Half Dome cable climb has claimed another hiker. The hiker was on the climb Sunday when she fell.

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Smoke from the Ferguson fire burning outside Yosemite in the Sierra National Forest is creating poor...
Smoke from the Ferguson fire burning outside Yosemite in the Sierra National Forest is creating poor visibility in Yosemite and is affecting air quality.
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Monolith on the left side is El Capitan
Monolith on the left side is El Capitan
Flood waters reach up to the bottom of Swinging Bridge in Yosemite National Park on Sunday.
Flood waters reach up to the bottom of Swinging Bridge in Yosemite National Park on Sunday.
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Yosemite Valley Tunnel View

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