Category Archives: Wildland Fire

Looking Toward the Fire from My Front Yard, I Thought, ‘This Is Going to Burn My House Down.’

On July 22, the Oak Fire started in Midpines, California, 37 miles from Yosemite Valley. At the time of publication, 18,532 acres and 41 homes and buildings have been destroyed. This is the story of one Mariposa resident who lost his house in the fire. On Friday, July 22, I’d just returned home from hosting […]

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