Yosemite National Park News

Yosemite National Park Fire Spread Slowed by Cooler Weather

Cooler weather on Monday slowed the spread of a wildfire that forced the helicopter evacuation of dozens of people from the famous Half Dome rock in Yosemite National Park. The fire, which had burned about 4 square miles of timberland, …

Authorities: Unattended Campfire Caused California Fire

An unattended campfire near a main route into Yosemite National Park has grown into a more than 2-square-mile blaze that officials said Tuesday has led to the evacuations of 800 homes and 1,500 people. California Department of Forestry and Fire …

Scores of Additional Homes Evacuated in California Fire

Scores of additional homes have been evacuated and hundreds more firefighters called in, as a wildfire near the main route into Yosemite National Park in the Sierra foothills shows no signs of abating, a state fire official said on Tuesday. …

CHP: Bus at ‘Unsafe’ Speed Before Yosemite Wreck

A tour bus carrying visitors from Yosemite National Park was traveling at an unsafe speed when the driver lost control and crashed on a mountain road, leaving 16 people injured, the California Highway Patrol said Sunday. The bus was about …