Experts say Sierra Nevada blaze ravaged quickly because of historic fire policies, drought

  • by: BRIAN SKOLOFF , Associated Press
  • Updated: August 27, 2013 - 11:05 PM

GROVELAND, Calif. — Unnaturally long intervals between wildfires and years of drought primed the Sierra Nevada for the explosive conflagration chewing up the rugged landscape on the edge of Yosemite National Park, forestry experts say.

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