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Jerusalem Fire on August 11, 2015. (CBS SF)

Jerusalem Fire In Lake County Grows To 22 Square Miles, Only 5 Percent Contained

The Jerusalem Fire in Lake County grew Tuesday, prompting more evacuations, many of them residents who had recently returned home after a nearby massive blaze first threatened their homes.

08/11/2015

Ground crews work on a United Airlines plane at San Francisco International Airport.  (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Newark-Bound Plane Aborts Takeoff From SFO; Witnesses Report Flames

There are unconfirmed reports that passengers saw flames, but United officials haven’t commented.

08/11/2015

CLEARLAKE, CA - AUGUST 02:  Inmate fire crews walk by a backfire on the side of highway 20 ahead of the Rocky Fire on August 2, 2015 near Clearlake, California. Over 1,900 firefighters are battling the Rocky Fire that burned over 22,000 acres since it started on Wednesday afternoon. The fire is currently five percent contained and has destroyed at least 14 homes.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Gov. Brown Credits Prison Inmates In Rocky Fire Fight

Nearly 1,200 inmate firefighters are helping in the battle against the Rocky Fire, which has now charred nearly 70,000 acres and is 85 percent contained.

08/10/2015

A fire destroyed a building on the 2800 block of Doolittle Drive in San Leandro on the morning of August 10, 2015. (CBS)

Huge 4-Alarm Fire Destroys Building In San Leandro

A huge 4-alarm fire engulfed a building in San Leandro early Monday morning forcing the evacuation of a nearby apartment building

08/10/2015

A plume of smoke from the Jerusalem Fire in Lake County. (CBS)

Lake County ‘Jerusalem Fire’ Explodes To 3,000 Acres In Just Hours

A wildfire that ignited in Lake County several miles south of the Rocky Fire quickly spread to 3,000 acres Sunday, forcing evacuations according to Cal Fire.

08/09/2015

A Cal Fire firefighter uses a hose to put out a spot fire while battling the Rocky Fire on July 30, 2015 in Lower Lake, California. Over 600 firefighters are battling the Rocky Fire that erupted to over 8,000 acres since it started on Wednesday afternoon. The fire is currently zero percent contained and has destroyed three homes. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Firefighting Agencies Forced To Prioritize Assets During Busy California Wildfire Season

When California wildfires overwhelm firefighting resources, the National Forest Service is faced with deciding where the most important battles must be fought, and what firefighters will work to save.

08/09/2015

Cal Fire firefighters use a hose to douse hot spots during a backfire operation to head off the Rocky Fire on August 3, 2015 near Clearlake. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Rocky Fire Evacuees Return Home As Blaze Reaches 50 Percent Containment

Most residents who evacuated during a fierce Northern California wildfire have been allowed to return home as crews reopened two highways that were used as fire breaks.

08/07/2015

Lightning strike over trees at night (Getty Images)

Lightning Strikes Nearly 1,000 Times In Bay Area; Wildfire Danger Remains

Lightning struck 978 times in the Bay Area Thursday night during a dry storm that prompted a Red Flag Warning for fire danger, according to the National Weather Service.

08/07/2015

CLEARLAKE, CA - AUGUST 4:  Firefighters prepare for another day of battling the Rocky fire along Highway 20 in Lake County on August 4, 2015. (Photo by Genaro Molina/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)

Some Rocky Fire Evacuees Find Rubble After Being Allowed To Return Home

Evacuees from a handful of neighborhoods were allowed to return home, and the number could increase in the next 24 hours as firefighting operations wind down.

08/06/2015

View of the Rocky Fire (credit: Janet Mondragon/CBS Local-UGC)

Red Flag Warning: No Relief From Fire Risk As Chance Of Thunderstorms Moves Toward Bay Area

Seasonal temperatures and a chance of showers Thursday won’t necessarily mean relief for tired firefighters as the chance of thunderstorms looms overnight.

08/06/2015

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