Firefighter Who Died Battling Modoc County Frog Fire Was Trapped By Wind-Whipped Flare-UpA firefighter killed by a wildfire in far Northern California was scouting the area when he became trapped after erratic winds stoked the blaze, officials said Saturday.
3.5 Magnitude Quake Strikes Near Modoc CountyA earthquake registering a magnitude of 3.5 struck near the town of Alturas in Modoc County Friday morning.
Destructive Wildfires Threaten Hundreds Of Homes In Northern CaliforniaFirefighters were focusing on two wildfires near each other in Northern California that have burned through more than 100 square miles of terrain — one of which was menacing a small town and prompted the evacuation of a long-term care hospital.
Gov. Brown Declares Emergency As Wildfires Spread In California, OregonA fast-growing wildfire along the Oregon-California border spurred evacuation notices even as California's governor declared a state of emergency to help fight blazes raging in the state.
Hundreds Evacuated As Firefighters Battle Slew Of West Coast BlazesLightning 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.
2nd Northern California County Votes For SecessionA second far Northern California county has voted to secede from the state after Modoc County supervisors voted 4-0 in favor of secession.