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10-Year-Old ‘Emotional’ After Climbing El Capitan

A 10-year-old Colorado girl who appears to the youngest ever to conquer the famous "nose" route of Yosemite National Park's El Capitan said the experience was "really overwhelming, really emotional." "I want pizza. I've been dreaming about it forever." — Se...
Photo of Ferguson Fire smoke filling Yosemite National Park

Ferguson Fire Now the Biggest in Sierra National Forest History

Officials overseeing the effort against the deadly Ferguson Fire said Monday morning that it is the largest wildfire in Sierra National Forest history. The fire has grown to 91,502 acres and is 38% contained, officials said. There have been two fatalitie...
Photo of a 747 air tanker dropping fire retardant in Lakeport, Calif.

Northern California Cyclone of Flames Hit 143 MPH

Experts say a deadly Northern California wildfire burned so hot at its peak that it created a cyclone of flames that reached 143 mph, ripping through the region with the force of a destructive Midwest tornado. ...
Photo of the River Fire consuming a home

Gov. Brown Pledges Any Resources Needed for Fires

UPPER LAKE, Calif. — A massive wildfire in Northern California has torched more than 1,000 homes in and around the city of Redding, authorities said Wednesday as some evacuees were allowed to return home and ne...