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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

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)

Weary Crews Gain Ground Against Rocky Fire, Now 40% Contained

Backed by important firefighting resources, crews are gaining ground against the massive Rocky Fire that has destroyed numerous buildings and driven thousands of people from their homes, officials said.

08/06/2015

Fire burning at Delta Pine apartments in Antioch. (CBS)

Antioch Apartment Complex Fire Leaves 29 People Without Homes

A three-alarm fire that ripped through an apartment complex in Antioch Wednesday morning displaced 29 residents, an official with the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District said.

08/05/2015

Mission District Fire

Building Damaged By Mission District Fire Could Sell For $20 Million

A 108-year-old building in San Francisco’s Mission District badly damaged by a fire that took the life of one man could sell for $20 million.

08/05/2015

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‘One Big Monster’: Cooler Temperatures Bring Little Relief To Rocky Fire

Thousands of firefighters battling the Rocky Fire were aided by cooler temperatures and higher humidity.

08/05/2015

A Cal Fire firefighter is silhouetted by his headlamp as he monitors a backfire while battling the Rocky Fire on August 3, 2015 near Clearlake. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

101 Square Miles Scorched In Week-Old Rocky Fire, 20 Percent Contained

As firefighters and equipment from outside the state poured in to battle the blaze burning 10 miles from Clear Lake, more than 13,000 people were required or urged to leave their homes, vacation cabins and campsites in the latest fire-prone region to find itself under siege.

08/04/2015

CLEARLAKE, CA - AUGUST 03:  A DC-10 firefighting aircraft drops fire retardant on a ridge in front of the Rocky Fire on August 3, 2015 near Clearlake, California. Nearly 3,000 firefighters are battling the Rocky Fire that has burned over 60,000 acres has forced the evacuation of 12,000 residents in Lake County. The fire is currently 12 percent contained and has destroyed at least 14 homes. 6,300 homes are threatened by the fast moving  blaze.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

White House Keeping Close Eye On Lower Lake As Rocky Fire Chews Through 65,000 Acres

President Barack Obama is asking his aides to stay in close touch with California’s governor and other local officials as firefighters tackle the Rocky Fire.

08/04/2015

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Hayward Fire Chief Suspended For Drinking While On Call

The Hayward fire chief was suspended but allowed to continue with his job after a number of behavioral issues that include drinking while on call.

08/04/2015

CLEARLAKE, CA - AUGUST 02:  Cal Fire firefighters prepare to start a backfire operation 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)

Rocky Fire Explodes To 97 Square Miles; 13,000 Forced From Homes

Cooler, wetter weather helped crews make inroads Monday against a massive wildfire north of San Francisco that tore through two dozen homes, threatened thousands more and forced 12,000 people to flee the flames.

08/03/2015

Rocky Fire August 3, 2015 in Clearlake, California. (Getty Images)

13 Photos Show Rocky Fire’s Terrifying Fast-Spreading Rage

The Rocky Fire tripled in size over the weekend to 60,000 acres, generating its own winds that spread the flames at an unprecedented rate.

08/03/2015

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