A fire sparked Friday near Yosemite National Park turned deadly over the weekend, claiming the life of a firefighter and continuing to rage Monday.
Braden Varney, 36, a heavy fire equipment operator, was killed battling the fire, said officials with the fire protection agency CAL FIRE. Varney leaves behind his wife, Jessica, daughter Malhea, 5, and son Nolan, 3.
California Gov. Jerry Brown extended his "deepest sympathies" and ordered capitol flags lowered to honor the firefighter.
As of Monday...