Nearly 1,200 inmate firefighters are helping in the battle against the Rocky Fire, which has now charred nearly 70,000 acres and is 85 percent contained.
Thousands of firefighters battling the Rocky Fire were aided by cooler temperatures and higher humidity.
As firefighters and equipment from outside the state poured in to battle the blaze burning 10 miles from Clear Lake, more than 13,000 people were required or urged to leave their homes, vacation cabins and campsites in the latest fire-prone region to find itself under siege.
The Rocky Fire tripled in size over the weekend to 60,000 acres, generating its own winds that spread the flames at an unprecedented rate.
While San Francisco is known more for it’s city and nightlife, on the outskirts and neighboring counties, there are some of the best lake destinations in California.
An earthquake with a magnitude of 3.1 rattled an area of Lake County north of Clear Lake, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
Sunday evening Naomi Richmond’s husband David died of a massive heart attack in their home in Lake County. As she followed the ambulance to the hospital, someone used the tragedy to break in and ransack her home.
Homeowners in Lakeport, just above Clear Lake, finally have a possible explanation as to why the land around them is slipping away, leaving broken and vacant houses behind.
The family of a Sacramento-area man who was lost in the wilderness for more than a week says he survived on runoff and pine nuts.
Brian explores one of the Bay Area’s least traveled roads, heading north of Calistoga and south of Clear Lake. It’s a drive ignored by nearly all Napa Valley wine tasters, who typically end their trip where ours begins.