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YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, CA - JULY 28: The El Portal Fire burns on the western edge on July 28, 2014 in Yosemite National Park, California. (Photo by Don Smith/Getty Images)

Crews Work To Keep Yosemite Fire From Giant Sequoia Trees

Fire crews strengthened old containment lines on Wednesday, as they tried to keep a blaze in Yosemite National Park away from a grove of treasured giant sequoia trees.

07/30/2014

Sand Fire Wildfire Calfire

Thunderstorms Could Complicate Yosemite Fire Fight; Nearby Sand Fire 75% Contained

The fire danger is high Tuesday morning as crews battle two massive wildfires in Northern California.

07/29/2014

Chopper 5 assesses the Napa Butts Fire Wednesday morning. (CBS)

4,300 Acre Napa County Fire Now 90 Percent Contained

Since the fire broke out near Butts Canyon and Oak Valley roads just after noon on Tuesday, four people were injured. Two homes and seven outbuildings were destroyed in the blaze as well, according to Cal Fire Battalion Chief Chris Christopherson.

07/07/2014

Chopper 5 over the "Butts Fire" in Napa County on July 1, 2014. (CBS)

Butts Fire In Napa County 85-Percent Contained After Weekend Battle

Firefighters battling the Butts Canyon Fire in Napa County over the weekend have brought the blaze to 85 percent containment Sunday night, Cal Fire officials said.

07/06/2014

The Pfeiffer Ridge fire burns a home near Big Sur. (CBS)

Big Sur Wildfire Fully Contained

Officials are optimistic that a wildfire in California’s Big Sur region that has destroyed 14 homes and several other buildings will soon be put out.

12/20/2013

The Pfeiffer Ridge fire burns a home near Big Sur. (CBS)

Big Sur Wildfire Near Full Containment, At Least 20 Structures Destroyed

Officials are optimistic that a wildfire in California’s Big Sur region that has destroyed 14 homes and several other buildings will soon be put out.

12/19/2013

The Pfeiffer Ridge fire burns a home near Big Sur. (CBS)

Full Containment Of Big Sur Fire Expected By Friday

A forest fire burning in Monterey County near Big Sur that has destroyed more than 20 homes and blackened nearly 770 acres should be fully contained by Friday night, a U.S. Forest Service spokesman said Wednesday.

12/18/2013

An aerial view of the Morgan Fire on Mount Diablo. (R. Drew)

Morgan Fire On Mount Diablo Caused By Target Shooting

Investigators with the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection have determined the cause of the Morgan Fire on Mt. Diablo to be target shooting, although the investigation was ongoing.

09/12/2013

Rim Fire

Rim Fire Near Yosemite 80 Percent Contained, Evacuations Lifted

Evacuation orders and advisories were lifted Tuesday for several Sierra Nevada communities once threatened by a raging wildfire in and around Yosemite National Park.

09/03/2013

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

Lake County Fires Now 70 Percent Contained

The “Walker” and “Wye” fires have burned 7,934 acres since they started around 4 p.m. Sunday. Full containment is expected by Monday.

08/15/2012

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