Evacuations

Map of wildfire shutting down Highway 50 near Kyburz on July 23, 2015. (CBS)

Wildfire Forces Closure Of Highway Linking Sacramento To Lake Tahoe; Evacuations Underway

A wildfire has led to the closure of a major highway between Sacramento and Reno, Nevada, and brought a handful of mandatory evacuations.

07/23/2015

View of the ashes of the Colima Fire Volcano from Tonila community, Jalisco State, Mexico, on July 11, 2015. Western Mexico's Volcano of Fire spewed a four-kilometre column (2.5 miles) of ash and molten rock late Friday, prompting authorities to evacuate 80 people from a small village.   (HECTOR GUERRERO/AFP/Getty Images)

Watch One Of Mexico’s Most Dangerous Volcanos Erupt, Spew Ash, Cinders Via Webcam

Bay Area armchair geologists can watch Mexico’s most dangerous volcano from the safety of their homes via webcam. Colima Volcano has been producing “explosions, glowing avalanches and pyroclastic flows.”

07/11/2015

Flames scorched a hillside just outside Antioch in the area of Contra Loma Regional Park and Black Diamond Mines Regional Park, June 24, 2015. (CBS)

Hikers Brought To Safety As Growing Antioch Area Wildfire Burns

Two hikers were brought to safety as a growing wildfire in Contra Costa County burned out of control Wednesday.

06/24/2015

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Construction Mishap Ruptures Gas Line In Antioch Forcing Evacuations

Homes were evacuated in Antioch Sunday morning after a construction crew mishap caused a gas leak.

09/28/2014

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Massive King Fire In Sierra Foothill Grows To 80,000+ Acres; 4 Homes Destroyed

The King Fire in the Sierra Foothill is still spreading, but not as fast.

09/20/2014

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Fast-Moving King Fire Explodes To 70,000 Acres Overnight, Doubling In Size

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.

09/18/2014

The remains of a home destroyed by the Boles Fire is shown in front of Mount Shasta on September 16, 2014 in Weed, California. Fueled by high winds, a fast-moving wildfire swept through the town of Weed yesterday afternoon, burning 100 structures that included the high school and a lumber mill. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Evacuations Still In Place, 150 Structures Damaged Or Destroyed In Weed Wildfire

The Boles Fire is only 25 percent contained as almost a thousand firefighters are trying to bolster containment lines.

09/17/2014

(Matt Bigler/CBS SF)

Crews Battle 3-Vehicle Fire In Campbell; 40 Residents Evacuated

Crews knocked down a multiple car fire that forced evacuations at an apartment complex in Campbell.

09/17/2014

The Meadow fire rages East of Half Dome in Yosemite National Park. (Photo Credit: Yosemite National Park)

Yosemite Wildfire Leads To Helicopter Evacuations Of Hikers From Half Dome

A wildfire burning for weeks in the backcountry of Yosemite National Park grew unexpectedly, forcing the helicopter evacuation of about 100 park visitors.

09/08/2014

San Jose Fire Department fighting one-alarm fire in San Jose on September 3, 2014. (Craig Rose/Friends of SJ Firefighters)

Gas Meter Explodes, Starts One-Alarm Fire In San Jose

The fire was contained in less than an hour and along with evacuations, it did cause some road closures in the area.

09/03/2014

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