Power Lines Viewed By Lawmakers As Top Cause Of California WildfiresCalifornia lawmakers focused Wednesday on power lines as a cause of devastating wildfires, possibly including a blaze this summer that killed two people and damaged or destroyed 965 structures in the Sierra Nevada foothills.
13th Largest Wildfire In Modern California History Fully Contained A wildfire that burned for more than three months, becoming one of the largest blazes in state history, is finally contained.
Vegetation Fire Extinguished Behind San Jose High SchoolA small vegetation fire was extinguished behind Yerba Buena High School near Kelley Park in San Jose Thursday afternoon, a fire dispatcher said.
Firefighters Contain Early Morning Brush Fire In South San JoseFirefighters have contained a vegetation fire Monday morning in South San Jose.
Valley Fire Victims Have Barely Begun Restoring Their Lives One Month LaterReturning to the scene of the devastating Valley Fire in Lake County finds people dealing with an extrremely daunting task of rebuilding their lives.
Low Humidity, Increased Winds Elevating Fire Risk For North BayA fire weather watch goes into effect starting late Monday night for the North Bay mountains, National Weather Service officials said.
Violent Inmates Have Been Fighting California Fires Since 1990s, Officials SayCalifornia corrections officials say that nearly 40 percent of the state's inmate firefighters have previous convictions for violent offenses.
Firefighter Injured In Brush Fire Near MartinezA five-acre brush fire injured a firefighter and prompted a major response near Martinez Sunday afternoon, according to the Contra Costa Fire District.
California May Allow Inmate Firefighters With Violent PastsCalifornia officials are considering allowing inmates with violent backgrounds to work outside prison walls fighting wildfires, and the idea is generating concerns about public safety.
Red Flag Warning In Effect For High Fire Danger In North, East Bay HillsA red flag warning for high fire danger went into affect at 6 p.m. Saturday evening and lasts until 10 a.m. Sunday.
Efforts To Fight Wildfires In California May Be Making Future Fires WorseThe effort to fight wildfires in California may be making future wildfires even worse, according to a new report.
Tassajara Fire In Monterey County 100% ContainedThe Tassajara Fire, which burned 1,086 acres in Monterey County, has been 100 percent contained.