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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

Big Rig Fire

Rain Calms Southern California Wildfire That Burned 20 Vehicles On Freeway

A wildfire that swept across a busy Southern California freeway, sending people running for their lives, was calmed by rain Saturday, allowing some crews to be shifted to another blaze that forced hundreds of campers to evacuate.

07/18/2015

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

Fire Officials Urge Drone Pilots To Stay Away From California Wildfire Zones

Both California and federal fire agencies teamed up Friday to deliver a strong message to the public: don’t fly drones over wildfires.

07/10/2015

Oakhurst Fire

Wildfires Burning Up And Down California; Big Bear Lake Blaze Grows To 13,000 Acres

Hot, dry California was beginning to feel the full brunt of fire season as blazes burned throughout the state, though most areas dodged any serious destruction.

06/20/2015

Smoke billows from the Sand Fire in the Sierra Nevada foothills.

Sand Fire Triples In Size; Yosemite Blaze Threatens Homes

A wildfire burning near vineyards and homes in Northern California has more than doubled in size, while a new blaze is threatening homes in Yosemite National Park.

07/26/2014

A house burns at the Cocos fire on May 15, 2014 in San Marcos, California. Fire agencies throughout the state are scrambling to prepare for what is expected to be a dangerous year of wildfires in this third year of extreme drought in California. (David McNew/Getty Images)

Gov. Brown: ‘We’re Getting Ready For The Worst’ California Fire Season

California governor Jerry Brown warned he was gearing up for what could be this drought-stricken state’s worst wildfire season ever.

05/18/2014

An aerial view of flames from one of two wildfires in Lake County, August 13, 2012. (CBS)

California Pushes To Recover Cost Of Wildfires

California officials are pushing hard — some say too hard — for money to recover the costs of fighting wildfires.

02/17/2013

Firefighters battle the Ponderosa Fire near Manton, Tehama County, August 23, 2012. (CBS)

NorCal Residents Relax As Wildfire Threat Abates

Residents of a tiny mountain town breathed easier Friday after air tankers and helicopters blunted the run of a massive wildfire in Northern California just outside Lassen Volcanic National Park.

08/24/2012

Firefighters battle the Ponderosa Fire near Manton, Tehama County, August 23, 2012. (CBS)

More Than 80 Structures Destroyed In NorCal Ponderosa Fire

The Ponderosa Fire was 57 percent contained, with full containment expected early next week. But the blaze threatened 900 other homes Thursday as it burned a new front to the south.

08/23/2012

Flames seen from above the Wye wildfire in Lake County. (CBS)

Crews Make Progress In Lake County Fires Amid Triple Digit Heat

Hundreds of evacuees have been allowed to return home as crews are continuing to make progress against a Lake County wildfire that has now grown to about 5 square miles.

08/14/2012

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