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Mandatory Evacuation Order Lifted As Lake County ‘Elk Fire’ Consumes 450 Acres

Mandatory evacuations were lifted for residents near a wildfire burning in Lake County that has consumed 450 acres Wednesday night, according to Cal Fire.


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Nearly 200 Firefighters Treated For Poison Oak While Battling Wildfire Near San Luis Obispo

Nearly 200 firefighters battling a blaze on California’s Central Coast had to be treated for poison oak.


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400-Acre Fire Erupts In Lake County As Wildfires Rage Across California

More than 12,000 firefighters are battling 17 wildfires across California. Saturday, a new fire erupted in Lake County.



Jerusalem, Tesla Wildfires Nearing Full Containment

With some help from cooler temperatures, firefighters are making progress on both blazes.


Map of Tesla Fire burning near Livermore. (CBS)

Grass Fire That Burned 2,500 Acres Near Livermore 70 Percent Contained

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.


A tanker drops fire retardant on a grass fire near Tesla and Corral Hollow roads in unincorporated Alameda County east of Livermore, August 19, 2015. (CBS)

2,500-Acre ‘Tesla’ Fire Burns Near Livermore, 5 Percent Contained

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.


National Guardsmen assigned to the 578th Brigade Engineer Battalion, and the 1st Battalion, 18th Cavalry, 79th Infantry Brigade Combat Team help extinguish a small fire while battling the Rocky Fire near Clear Lake, Aug. 12, 2015. (Department of Defense)

National Guard Troops Join California Wildfire Fight

Hundreds of California National Guard soldiers and airmen have been added to the fight against wildfires throughout the state, according to the Pentagon.


Trees and brush burn as firefighters light backfires while battling the Wragg fire nears 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)

8,000-Acre Wragg Fire Sparked By Vehicle Exhaust

Vehicle exhaust contacting dry grass caused the 8,000-acre Wragg fire near Lake Berryessa in Napa County last month, Cal Fire said Friday.


The Jerusalem Fire burning in Lake County on August 12, 2015. (CBS)

Jerusalem Fire Burns Into Northern Tip Of Napa County, 50 Percent Contained

The 23,500-acre Jerusalem Fire in Lake County has burned a small area of the northernmost tip of Napa County near Knoxville, a Cal Fire spokesman said.


A plume of smoke from the Jerusalem Fire in Lake County. (CBS)

Lake County ‘Jerusalem Fire’ Explodes To 3,000 Acres In Just Hours

A wildfire that ignited in Lake County several miles south of the Rocky Fire quickly spread to 3,000 acres Sunday, forcing evacuations according to Cal Fire.