Wildfires

West Marin Vegetation Fire

Early-Season Fire Scorches Eucalyptus Grove Near Bolinas

A wildfire in a remote area near the town of Bolinas burned 3 1/2 acres Sunday before being fully contained by mid-morning, the Marin County Fire Department reported.

05/10/2015

Fire danger warnings left for residents in Contra Costa County. (CBS)

Fire Official: Let Lawns Die But Water Trees During Drought

Warning letters have gone out to residents in Contra Costa County with a vegetation abatement deadline of May 31st as the fire season approaches, but firefighters say it’s the drought that will make their job even tougher this year.

05/04/2015

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Hundreds Return To Eastern Sierra Towns Charred By Wildfire

More than 200 people from two communities ravaged by a wildfire in the Eastern Sierra are now being allowed back in.

02/10/2015

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Wind-Driven Wildfire Destroys 40 Homes At Base Of Sierra Nevada

Fire crews have increased containment of a wind-driven wildfire that destroyed 40 homes, but say they don’t know yet when residents evacuated from two small California towns at the eastern base of the Sierra Nevada will be able to return home.

02/08/2015

"Cinder" the bear cub was badly burned in a Washington state wildfire and cared for at a Lake Tahoe wildlife facility. (CBS)

Bear Cub Badly Burned In Washington Recovering After Stint In Tahoe Wildlife Facility

An injured bear cub who was recovering at a Lake Tahoe wildlife facility is going back home.

11/24/2014

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Cal Study Predicts 50 Percent Jump In Lightning Strikes Due To Global Warming

A team of U.C. Berkeley climate researchers say models of future cloud behavior suggest a big jump in United States lightning strikes this century.

11/13/2014

Grass Fire in San Rafael

High Tech Camera System To Help Firefighters Spot Wildfires In Marin County

High tech cameras and sensors are helping firefighters in the North Bay swing into action when wildfires strike.

11/04/2014

Retired U.S. Navy Pilot Craig Hunt was killed while piloting an air tanker in a firefight in Yosemite National Park. (Source: Sarah Hunt-Lauterbach)

Memorial Service For Air Tanker Pilot Who Died Fighting Yosemite Fire To Be Held Tuesday

A memorial service for the air tanker pilot who died battling a wildfire in Yosemite last week will be held Tuesday in San Jose, Cal Fire officials said.

10/18/2014

A lot cleared of debris after the Boles Fire tore through the town of Weed in Siskiyou County. (CBS)

One Month After Wildfire Scorches Town Of Weed, Cleanup In High Gear

One month ago, the Boles Fire tore through the town of Weed in Siskiyou County, wiping out almost 200 homes in a matter of hours. Today, the cleanup is in high gear.

10/14/2014

The fire at Roy’s Redwoods Open Space Preserve just north of the San Geronimo Golf Course near Woodacre. (Courtesy: Marin County Spokesman Brent Ainsworth)

Fire Burns 4-Acres In Marin County Redwood Grove

A fire that burned about four acres of one of Marin County’s largest redwood groves was 90 percent contained as of late Tuesday afternoon.

10/14/2014