With some help from cooler temperatures, firefighters are making progress on both blazes.
A grass fire that has burned 2,500 acres in Alameda County east of Livermore was 70 percent contained as of Friday morning, according to Cal Fire.
Firefighters have 25 percent of a 2,500-acre fire east of Livermore contained Thursday morning, according to Cal Fire.
A fast-moving grass fire burning east of Livermore has quickly grown to 2,500 acres Wednesday evening, according to Cal Fire, and firefighters have it 5 percent contained.
A new report by the Public Policy Institute of California non-profit think-tank paints that distressing picture of California for the next two years if the state’s driest four years on record stretches further into the future.
Fire and the plague have made getting to and around Yosemite National Park difficult for summer campers.
A fast-spreading wildfire has shut down a portion of Tioga Pass and threatens areas of Yosemite National Park.
Much of the West was smothered in a blanket of heat Saturday with triple-digit temperatures hitting the Bay Area, Southern California, Nevada, Arizona and New Mexico.
Wildfire Smoke Blankets Bay Area But Vehicle Exhaust Is Main Culprit In Sunday’s Spare The Air Alert
Smoke from Northern California wildfires hung over the Bay Area on Saturday and a Spare the Air alert was issued for Sunday, though officials said it was ozone — not smoke — that prompted the warning.
Vehicle exhaust contacting dry grass caused the 8,000-acre Wragg fire near Lake Berryessa in Napa County last month, Cal Fire said Friday.