Photo of air tanker dropping retardant on the Ferguson Fire

Second Firefighter Dies Battling Ferguson Fire

Firefighter Brian Hughes, 33, was struck by a tree and killed Sunday while working as part of a crew removing brush and other fuel near the Ferguson Fire's front lines, national parks officials said. Originally from Hawaii, Hughes had been with California's...

Visitors Leave Yosemite Valley as Nearby Wildfire Rages

The few remaining campers in Yosemite Valley packed up their gear Wednesday and cleared the area for firefighters battling a huge wildfire near Yosemite National Park. "So, this is a new memory. I've never been evacuated before." — Yosemite visitor Miguel M...
Photo of the Ferguson Fire

Ferguson Fire Grows To 53 Square Miles, Is 13% Contained

MARIPOSA — Firefighters battling the huge Ferguson Fire in the Sierra Nevada will face increasingly difficult conditions this week as a heat wave sets in. Officials say the wildfire has scorched nearly 53 square miles of timber and brush west of Yosemite Na...
Photo of plane fighting the Ferguson Fire passing a setting sun

Deadly Wildfire Near Yosemite Doubles in Size

MARIPOSA — Fire officials say a deadly wildfire burning near the west end of Yosemite National Park doubled in size overnight. U.S. Forest Service spokesman John DeYoe says the Ferguson Fire had scorched 14 square miles of brush and timber as of Monday morn...