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.
Warning letters have gone out to residents in Contra Costa County with a vegetation abatement deadline of May 31st as the fire season approaches, but firefighters say it’s the drought that will make their job even tougher this year.
An Army National Guard Chinook helicopter was vandalized while parked at the Ukiah airport Sunday night.
Twenty years ago Thursday, a hillside fire blown out of control by hot, dry winds killed 25 people and destroyed more than 3,000 homes in the Oakland and Berkeley hills.
A California law that imposes an annual wildfire fee on rural residents may have an unintended consequence—sapping the state fire agency of money it needs to fight wildland blazes.