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.
There are unconfirmed reports that passengers saw flames, but United officials haven’t commented.
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.
A huge 4-alarm fire engulfed a building in San Leandro early Monday morning forcing the evacuation of a nearby apartment building
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Seasonal temperatures and a chance of showers Thursday won’t necessarily mean relief for tired firefighters as the chance of thunderstorms looms overnight.