Forest Fire

Firefighters

Firefighter Killed Battling Northern California Blaze Near Oregon Border

The U.S. Forest Service says a firefighter from South Dakota has been killed battling one of more than a dozen wildfires burning across California.

07/31/2015

A woman gave birth in the Plumas National Forest after getting lost. (CBS)

Stranded Woman Starts Forest Fire In Desperate Attempt To Get Help After Giving Birth In Woods

What started out as a shortcut turned into a four day ordeal for a woman who was nine months pregnant and eventually gave birth while lost in the Plumas National Forest.

06/29/2015

Firefighters in Southern California

California Crackling With Wildfires On First Day Of Summer

Summer arrived in California on Sunday with fire season in full swing, as crews knocked down dozens of small blazes throughout the state and slowed the spread of a huge forest fire in the San Bernardino Mountains.

06/21/2015

A lightning-sparked blaze broke out in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest about halfway between Eureka and Redding. (CBS)

Crews Make Gains On Wildfire Burning In Shasta-Trinity Forest; 20 Percent Contained

Fire officials say a lightning-sparked wildfire in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest remained at 1,480 acres overnight, with containment at 20 percent as of Sunday morning.

06/14/2015

Lightning

Lightning-Sparked Fire In Shasta-Trinity Forest Grows Past 1,300 Acres

Fire officials Saturday said a lightning-sparked blaze in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest has grown to 1,331 acres and is about 5 percent contained.

06/13/2015

King Fire

Wet Weather Helping Crews Contain Massive California Wildfire

A U.S. Forest Service spokesman said more rain and high humidity on Saturday aided firefighters battling the King Fire.

09/28/2014

Bridge Fire

Yosemite Wildfire Prompts Evacuation Of Campers

A 400-acre wildfire in Yosemite National Park has prompted the evacuation of about 100 campers, officials said.

09/07/2014

Western Wildfire

Windy Weather Stokes Growing Northern California Wildfires

Two wildfires sparked by lightning nearly three weeks ago were still growing on Saturday while threatening as many as 250 homes in far Northern California.

08/31/2014

Western Wildfire

2 Fires In Lassen National Forest Burn 95 Square Miles, Hospital Evacuated In Burney

Two fires that started within a day of each other in Lassen National Forest expanded into private property and scorched 95 square miles as of Sunday morning, up from 39 square miles a day earlier.

08/03/2014

Wildfire Aerial

Hundreds Evacuated As Firefighters Battle Slew Of West Coast Blazes

Lightning sparked dozens of fires in Northern California, including one in rural Modoc County that spurred some 120 people to evacuate, and the threat of more strikes along with winds from looming thunderstorms could aggravate the firefight.

08/02/2014

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