California wildfire

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

In September, 2009, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger spoke at a public memorial service at Dodger Stadium for firefighters who died fighting the Station fire. (David McNew/Getty Images)

Schwarzenegger Honors Fallen Firefighters At Sacramento Ceremony

Gov. Schwarzenegger thanked firefighters who sacrificed their lives on his watch at a memorial ceremony Saturday in Sacramento.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–10/16/2010

So-Cal Fires Burn 30-Plus Homes

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 […]

07/28/2010

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