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.
Fire crews have significantly increased their containment of a fire at the edge of Yosemite National Park as well as another fire burning near Interstate 80 at Applegate.
A grass fire that sparked Saturday afternoon in a mountainous rural area just east of the Marsh Creek Detention Center in Clayton is under control
Firefighters gained the upper hand Friday night on a wildfire along Interstate 80 east of Sacramento that threatened 1,000 homes.
The National Weather Service has issued a red flag fire warning for the North and East Bay hills over the weekend due to predicted hot temperatures, low humidity and strong offshore winds.
The U.S Forest Service has reopened some wilderness areas that were closed because of the massive King Wildfire.
The Bay Area is about to be rolled over by an October heat wave and blown dry by the infamous Diablo winds creating the conditions for extreme fire danger. That has many in the East Bay hills nervous as some residents say they have been waiting for federal money for years to remove combustible eucalyptus trees in the area.
California has exhausted its initial firefighting budget just three months into its fiscal year.
A U.S. Forest Service spokesman said more rain and high humidity on Saturday aided firefighters battling the King Fire.
Wet weather was helping firefighters gain control of a massive wildfire threatening thousands of homes in the Sierra Nevada foothills of California.