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.
Gov. Schwarzenegger thanked firefighters who sacrificed their lives on his watch at a memorial ceremony Saturday in Sacramento.
TEHACHAPI, Calif. (AP) _ Two wildfires that erupted and spread quickly near the Mojave Desert have destroyed dozens of homes and forced evacuations in remote areas of California as hundreds of firefighters work to contain […]