Gov. Brown Declares State Of Emergency Over Wildfires, Says California Has Turned Into A ‘Tinderbox’
Gov. Jerry Brown is declaring a state of emergency throughout California as wildfires rage in the parched state.
The Rocky Fire continued to grow Thursday, scorching more than 10,000 acres of rugged terrain in Lake County, about 100 miles northeast of San Francisco.
A fast-moving fire on Brannan Island in the Delta has damaged at least half a dozen homes Thursday.
A firefighter received a minor injury battling a four-alarm grass fire in Moraga Thursday afternoon, according to officials with the Moraga-Orinda Fire Protection District.
National Guard Sending Helicopter Fleet To Aid Firefighters Battling 14 Northern California Wildfires
The California National Guard is sending in a fleet of helicopters to back up firefighters battling flames raging across the northern half of the state.
Crews battling the toughest of several wildfires burning across the state held their ground, keeping a blaze east of California’s Napa Valley from jumping any more containment lines, fire officials said.
A brush fire that broke out in Lake County on Wednesday afternoon has scorched 8,000 acres overnight, prompting the evacuations of several hundred people.
The Wragg Fire in Wildhorse Canyon near Napa Valley has now charred more than 11 square miles after it jumped a containment line in rugged, steeped terrain that was baking in triple digit temperatures.
An 8-acre brush fire briefly threatened a home in Lafayette early Wednesday morning, according to a Contra Costa County Fire Protection District fire marshal.
There has been a flare-up of the Wragg Fire in Solano County that has prompted new mandatory evacuations and road closures Tuesday afternoon, a Cal Fire spokeswoman said.