Firefighters are battling a vegetation fire in Newark Sunday night, an Alameda County Fire Department dispatcher said.
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.
Scores of firefighters have controlled a three-alarm brush fire triggered by a car fire and that blackened 12 acres outside East San Jose north of Alum Rock Park
A wildfire in Northern California has destroyed five homes and several other structures near vineyards in the Sierra Nevada foothills.
A vegetation fire that started Friday night rural area of Contra Costa County was 80 percent contained and the area of the fire had been reduced from 120 acres to 80 acres Saturday morning.
A vegetation fire has scorched at least 100 acres and is threatening some buildings near Clayton at the base of Mount Diablo Friday night.
A vegetation fire that started Friday night near the Monticello Dam at Lake Berryessa in Solano County has spread to 7,000 acres and is 30 percent contained.
Firefighters were called to multiple fires throughout Contra Costa County on Friday night as many Fourth of July celebrations were in full swing.
Fire crews got control of a two-alarm fire that burned about an acre of grass in Suisun City Sunday afternoon.
A vegetation fire burned about 40 acres in Bay Point early Saturday morning and took firefighters nearly five hours to control, according to the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District.