The two most famous wilderness areas in America and are both threatened as uncontrolled wildfires encroach.
UPDATE (NBC Bay Area):
The raging Rim Fire that’s been burning out of control since Saturday forced California Gov. Jerry Brown to declare a state of emergency for San Francisco late Friday.
The governor said he declared the emergency because the wildfires in Tuolumne County have caused damage to electrical infrastructure serving the City and County of San Francisco.
His statement read in part that the fires “now threaten damage to property, equipment, and resources of the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission.”
The PUC has had to shut down transmission lines, which the governor said could cause a temporary interruption of electricity and/or water delivery.
Brown declared it an “imminent threat to critical infrastructure assets.”