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.
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.
Both California and federal fire agencies teamed up Friday to deliver a strong message to the public: don’t fly drones over wildfires.
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.
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.
California governor Jerry Brown warned he was gearing up for what could be this drought-stricken state’s worst wildfire season ever.
California officials are pushing hard — some say too hard — for money to recover the costs of fighting wildfires.
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.
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.
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.