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.
A wildfire in Northern California has destroyed five homes and several other structures near vineyards in the Sierra Nevada foothills.
A 4,300-acre vegetation fire in Napa County is 45 percent contained as of 6:45 p.m. Thursday evening as firefighters continue to make progress despite difficult conditions.
Over a thousand firefighters continue to battle the Butts Canyon vegetation fire in Northern Napa County that’s consumed 4,300 acres since flaring up Tuesday afternoon.
While evacuation orders are in effect for hundreds of homes in the potential path of the Butts fire burning in the Pope Valley area of Napa County, but not all homeowners are leaving.
Mountain View police were trying to convince a barricaded armed man to surrender Wednesday afternoon, police said.
Calm winds and mild temperatures Wednesday help firefighters to quell a scorching wildfire that’s already consumed 3,200 acres in Northern Napa County.