A fire driven by fierce winds raced through a small town near the Oregon border on Monday, burning a church to the ground, damaging or destroying 100 homes and prompting evacuation orders for at least 1,500 people, authorities said.
A family of three was rescued after they were stuck on rocks by high tide in Half Moon Bay Saturday evening, a Cal Fire official said.
Evacuation orders have been lifted for residents of some 200 homes, as crews make good progress against a wildfire burning near the Northern California town of Weaverville.
13,000 homes and businesses have been ordered to evacuate as firefighters race to stop a second massive wildfire raging near the entrance to Yosemite National Park.
Smoke from a trailer fire near Mount Umunhum just south of San Jose was widely seen across the area before fire crews put it out Monday morning.
A wildfire burning for almost two weeks in Mendocino County is still just 35 percent contained.
Firefighters are working to put out nine wildfires that were sparked by lightning in the northeastern corner of California as a stubborn blaze to the west in Mendocino County continues to challenge crews.
A body has been found in the area of the Bully Fire burning in Shasta County that has burned over 10,000-acres.
Hot, windy weather conditions are causing problems for firefighters who are battling a large wildfire in Shasta County.
A vegetation fire that has burned nearly 6,500 acres near Lake Berryessa in Solano and Yolo counties is 71 percent contained Tuesday evening, according to Cal Fire officials.