Two hikers were brought to safety as a growing wildfire in Contra Costa County burned out of control Wednesday.
Homes were evacuated in Antioch Sunday morning after a construction crew mishap caused a gas leak.
The King Fire in the Sierra Foothill is still spreading, but not as fast.
The King fire has burned 70,944 acres, a growth of 43,000 acres overnight as flames made a run to the northwest forcing mandatory evacuations for residents in Quintette and Volcanoville.
The Boles Fire is only 25 percent contained as almost a thousand firefighters are trying to bolster containment lines.
Crews knocked down a multiple car fire that forced evacuations at an apartment complex in Campbell.
A wildfire burning for weeks in the backcountry of Yosemite National Park grew unexpectedly, forcing the helicopter evacuation of about 100 park visitors.
The fire was contained in less than an hour and along with evacuations, it did cause some road closures in the area.
Utility crews have stopped the leak of a 4-inch natural gas main in Campbell Monday morning that had prompted police to evacuate hundreds of residents near a construction project, a police captain said.
Lightning sparked dozens of fires in Northern California, including one in rural Modoc County that spurred some 120 people to evacuate, and the threat of more strikes along with winds from looming thunderstorms could aggravate the firefight.