Cal Fire

CLEARLAKE, CA - AUGUST 02:  Cal Fire firefighters prepare to start a backfire operation ahead of the Rocky Fire on August 2, 2015 near Clearlake, California. Over 1,900 firefighters are battling the Rocky Fire that burned over 22,000 acres since it started on Wednesday afternoon. The fire is currently five percent contained and has destroyed at least 14 homes.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Rocky Fire Explodes To 97 Square Miles; 13,000 Forced From Homes

Cooler, wetter weather helped crews make inroads Monday against a massive wildfire north of San Francisco that tore through two dozen homes, threatened thousands more and forced 12,000 people to flee the flames.

08/03/2015

Cal Fire's Heli-Torch. (Source: Cal Fire)

Cal Fire’s ‘Heli-Torch’ Used To Keep Rocky Fire From Spreading In Rugged Terrain

Cal Fire was using their ‘heli-torch’ to light backfires in terrain so rugged it couldn’t be reached by foot to keep the Rocky Fire from burning a roadway as the blaze burned in three Northern Bay Area counties.

08/03/2015

Firefighters

California Ablaze: Rocky Fire Threatens Thousands Of Homes; 18 Lightning Fires In Humboldt County

Cal Fire says the fast-moving Rocky Fire had charred 71 square miles by Sunday morning and was only 5 percent contained.

08/02/2015

WINTERS, CA - JULY 23:  Cal Fire firefighters hike in to battle the Wragg Fire on July 23, 2015 in Winters, California. The fast moving Wragg Fire has burned more than 6,000 acres and threatens nearly 200 homes as it moves through dry brush near Lake Berryessa. Over 500 firefighters are fighting the blaze that is 15 percent contained.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Wragg Fire Near Lake Berryessa 92 Percent Contained; Full Containment Expected By Monday

Firefighters have stopped the fire’s forward progress, and are now focusing on mop up and tactical patrol operations in an effort to reach full containment.

08/01/2015

Wildfire Flames

Rocky Fire Spreads To 18,000 Acres, Evacuation Advisory For Parts Of Clearlake, Lower Lake

The fast-spreading Rocky Fire in Lake County grew to more than 18,000 acres on Friday, prompting authorities to warn residents of the eastside of Clearlake and Lower Lake that they could be evacuated.

07/31/2015

A firefighter climbs his truck as smoke from the Wragg fire billows in the background near Winters, California on July 23, 2015. The fire has grown to over 6,000 acres and is 15 percent contained. AFP PHOTO / JOSH EDELSON        (Photo credit should read Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images)

Wragg Fire Contained After Jumping Line; Mandatory Evacuations Still In Place

The Wragg Fire in Wildhorse Canyon near Napa Valley has now charred more than 11 square miles after it jumped a containment line in rugged, steeped terrain that was baking in triple digit temperatures.

07/29/2015

Firefighters take a moment to observe flames. (Getty Images)

Campgrounds Evacuated Near Madera County Wildfire

Campgrounds were evacuated near a Central California wildfire that has chewed through more than 2 square miles of dry timber in Sierra National Forest, one of several blazes burning across the state on Monday.

07/27/2015

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2 Fires Burn Thousands Of Acres In Sierra Nevada Foothills, Threaten Homes

The Lowell fire has burned 4,000 acres of brush and is threatening dozens of buildings in the Sierra foothills.

07/26/2015

Firefighters

Wragg Fire That Began Near Lake Berryessa 70 Percent Contained; Full Containment Expected Tuesday

A brush fire that started in the Lake Berryessa area of Napa County has burned 6,900 acres and is about 60 percent contained, according to information released by Cal Fire Sunday morning.

07/26/2015

A woman gave birth in the Plumas National Forest after getting lost. (CBS)

Stranded Woman Starts Forest Fire In Desperate Attempt To Get Help After Giving Birth In Woods

What started out as a shortcut turned into a four day ordeal for a woman who was nine months pregnant and eventually gave birth while lost in the Plumas National Forest.

06/29/2015

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