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6 min ago | FireHouse.com

Wildfire Near Yosemite National Park Burns 13 Homes

Bill Cleek, left, embraces his good friend, Terry Cromwell outside a structure which housed one of many antique cars destroyed by a fire at Rancho Cicada Retreat on Sunday, July 27, 2014, in Plymouth... Bill Cleek, left, embraces his good friend, Terry Cromwell outside a structure which housed one of many antique cars destroyed by a fire at Rancho ... (more)

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4 hrs ago | BBC News

Lightning kills man on US beach

One man has been killed and several people have been hurt after lightning strikes on crowded Venice Beach in Los Angeles, California.

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8 hrs ago | The Fresno Bee

Yosemite fire chars 2,100 acres, prompts evacuations in Foresta, Old El Portal

An air attack helicopter draws water from the Merced River to be dumped on the El Portal fire in El Portal on July 27, 2014.

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Sun Jul 27, 2014

WCAX-TV Burlington

Northern California wildfire destroys 13 homes

Fire crews were battling two fast-moving wildfires in California that threatened many homes and forced hundreds of evacuations, officials said.

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CBS Local

Sand Fire: 10 Homes Destroyed, Containment Grows

Firefighters in Northern California on Sunday battled a wildfire that has destroyed 10 homes and forced hundreds of evacuations in the Sierra Nevada foothills, while a fire near Yosemite National Park destroyed one home and grew significantly overnight.

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WSET-TV Lynchburg

Charles Russell art fetches millions at auction

Authorities now say 14 people - including a 15-year-old - have been struck by lightning during rare summer thunderstorms that have swept through Southern California, injuring two critically.

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WLNE-TV Providence

Survey: US gas prices fall 9 cents to $3.58

A national survey finds the average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline has plummeted 9 cents a gallon over the past two weeks to $3.58.

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WLS-AM Chicago

California Wildfires Spread, Force Evacuations

A fire near Yosemite National Park has burned over 2,000 acres of land, more than four times as much land as it had on Saturday.

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AccuWeather.com

California Wildfire in Sierra Nevada Foothills Burns Near Homes, Vineyards

A wildfire that has already destroyed at least 12 structures is threatening over 500 more in the Sierra Nevada foothills east of Sacramento, California fire officials said Saturday.

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Sat Jul 26, 2014

The Island Packet

Fires near vineyards, Yosemite park threaten homes

Hundreds of firefighters are working in rugged terrain and triple-digit temperatures.

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The Fresno Bee

Fire in Yosemite forces evacuations

A wildfire has burned between 300 and 500 acres near Foresta in Yosemite National Park on Saturday afternoon and caused mandatory evacuations for the community of Foresta, said park spokeswoman Kari Cobb.

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KWTX

Good Morning

Good morning, it's Saturday, July 26, the 207th day of 2014. There are 158 days left in the year.

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Thu Jul 24, 2014

National Parks Traveler

Yosemite National Park Decision To Close Some Curry Village Housing Possibly Saved Lives

Rockfall hazard and risk in Yosemite Valley's Curry Village. Cabin damage resulting from an October 2008 rockfall.

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USA Today

Best National Park winners in 10Best Readers' Choice

We asked 10Best and USA TODAY readers to help us pick the 'Best National Park,' and the results are in.

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Sierra

Hetch Hetchy, by Albert Bierstadt

San Francisco, riding high on the tech boom, is one of the most expensive places in the country to live.

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Wed Jul 23, 2014

San Jose Mercury News

Dastardly melodramatics a " the stage kind a " in Yosemite

Villains, heroes, distressed maidens and a boisterously hissing crowd? Melodrama is the original interactive theater experience - and you can revel in the melodramatics of "Bonnie Belle's Best Bloomers" when the historic Golden Chain Theatre stages its latest on Aug. 10 at the Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad , just south of Yosemite National ... (more)

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Tue Jul 22, 2014

National Parks Traveler

Fire Restrictions Spreading In Western National Parks As Hot, Dry Conditions Persist

Mid-summer's arrival in western parts of the National Park System have been accompanied by restrictions on campfires in such parks as Sequoia, Mesa Verde, and Yosemite.

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Mon Jul 21, 2014

The Fresno Bee

Yosemite Valley power outage stretches to more than 24 hours

Hotels, gift shops and general office buildings in Yosemite Valley were still without power Monday afternoon because of a storm that hit over the weekend, a Yosemite National Park spokesman confirmed.

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Space Ref

The Golden-Brown State

Now in its third year, the drought in California grows worse with each month. 2013 was the driest calendar year in 119 years of records, and 2014 has not brought much relief, even as scientists and residents wait hopefully for El Nino moisture From stream gauges and reservoir levels to ground-based photos and satellite images, the landscape seems ... (more)

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Missourian

Guest Commentary: Underfunding national and state parks shortchanges America's treasures

Add in airfare, a rental car and restaurant meals, and a family vacation becomes a privilege for those with the cash to afford them.

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