A six-alarm vegetation fire burning north of Vacaville Monday afternoon was threatening several structures that include homes and barns, a fire battalion chief said.
All lanes of state Highway 237 reopened early Tuesday evening after firefighters controlled stubborn brush fires along the highway, officials said.
Calmer winds and a big cool-down in weather are helping firefighters gain control of a huge wildfire burning in Southern California coastal mountains.
Firefighters controlled a large brush fire in a field near the Eastridge Shopping Center in San Jose Friday evening, a fire captain said.
A fast-moving Southern California wildfire burning through coastal wilderness has nearly tripled in size since morning, growing to more than 43 square miles.
The Yellow Fire that has been burning in Knights Valley in Sonoma County since early Wednesday morning was nearly fully contained as of Friday morning, Cal Fire officials said.
Firefighters have contained two vegetation fires in Napa County but are still battling one other blaze in that county and one in Sonoma County Thursday, a Cal Fire spokeswoman said.
Hundreds of firefighters were battling three large vegetation fires in Sonoma and Napa counties Wednesday afternoon.
The National Weather Service has issued a red flag warning for the East Bay hills and the Diablo Range beginning Tuesday evening—signaling an earlier start than normal to this year’s fire season in the Bay Area, a local fire marshal said.
Open burns will be banned starting Monday in a number of Bay Area counties to limit the risk as fire season gets underway, Cal Fire said.