Lake County

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 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

Wildfire Flames

Rocky Fire Spreads To 18,000 Acres, Evacuation Advisory For Parts Of Clearlake, Lower Lake

The fast-spreading Rocky Fire in Lake County grew to more than 18,000 acres on Friday, prompting authorities to warn residents of the eastside of Clearlake and Lower Lake that they could be evacuated.

07/31/2015

A firefighter from Windsor, California, walks next to a wall of flames as he starts a back fire in tall dry grass while battling the Rocky Fire on July 30, 2015 in Lower Lake. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Rocky Fire In Lake County Grows To More Than 13,000 Acres

The Rocky Fire continued to grow Thursday, scorching more than 10,000 acres of rugged terrain in Lake County, about 100 miles northeast of San Francisco.

07/30/2015

Brush Fire

Crews Hold Ground Against Wragg Fire As Lake County Blaze Doubles In Size Overnight

Crews battling the toughest of several wildfires burning across the state held their ground, keeping a blaze east of California’s Napa Valley from jumping any more containment lines, fire officials said.

07/30/2015

Firefighters on the scene of the Rocky Fire in Lake County on July 29, 2015. (CBS)

Rocky Fire In Lake County Explodes In Size To 8,000 Acres, Evacuations Ordered

A brush fire that broke out in Lake County on Wednesday afternoon has scorched 8,000 acres overnight, prompting the evacuations of several hundred people.

07/29/2015

(photo credit: Jeffrey Schaub)

Remote Bay Area Geysers Important Source Of California Green Energy Also Produce Small Earthquakes

It’s the single largest power-generating operation of its kind on the planet and is an important part of California’s green energy portfolio. But hardly anyone in the Bay Area knows what it is or where it is.

06/16/2015

City of Clearlake. (CBS)

Town Of Clearlake Takes Center Stage In Emotional Battle Over Medical Marijuana Cultivation Ban

The town of Clearlake in Lake County is now center stage in an emotional legal battle over medical marijuana, and patients say a complete ban on all cultivation is putting lives at risk, and are filing a suit to stop it.

03/18/2015

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Lake County Man Caught On Camera Punching Himself In Face Before Accusing Officers Of Assault

A Lake County man who accused Oregon police of brutality was caught on camera punching himself in the face, causing the black eyes he claimed officers caused.

02/18/2015

Authorities said a dog found a human skull in this field in Clearlake on November 28, 2014. (CBS)

Dog Drops Human Skull In Clearlake Man’s Yard; Body Found 100 Yards Away

A Clearlake man found a human skull in his yard over the weekend, leading police to discover a body in a nearby wooded area.

12/01/2014

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