Cal Fire says the fast-moving Rocky Fire had charred 71 square miles by Sunday morning and was only 5 percent contained.
A 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.
Firefighters have stopped the fire’s forward progress, and are now focusing on mop up and tactical patrol operations in an effort to reach full containment.
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.
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.
Gov. Brown Declares State Of Emergency Over Wildfires, Says California Has Turned Into A ‘Tinderbox’
Gov. Jerry Brown is declaring a state of emergency throughout California as wildfires rage in the parched state.
Gunfire at a Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Department gun range started an 11-acre fire near Clayton Thursday.
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.
A fast-moving fire on Brannan Island in the Delta has damaged at least half a dozen homes Thursday.
National Guard Sending Helicopter Fleet To Aid Firefighters Battling 14 Northern California Wildfires
The California National Guard is sending in a fleet of helicopters to back up firefighters battling flames raging across the northern half of the state.