Wildfire

In this undated photo provided by the U.S. Forest Service, the Rim Fire burns near Groveland Ranger Station in Groveland, California. (credit: USFS)

Dry Weather Bringing A Longer Fire Season: 13 Tips Homeowners Should Know

Because of the 4-year drought, fire season is now 24/7, 12 months a year. Here are helpful tips and reminders for all of us.

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A wildfire quickly spread to over 200-acres in Lompoc, threatening homes and a Spanish Mission. (CBS)

Fast-Moving Wildfire Forces Evacuations At Spanish Mission Near Santa Barbara

A wildfire burning near a historic mission in a rural area of Lompoc has prompted authorities to order the evacuation of approximately 1,200 people.

06/29/2015

Grass Fire

Wildfire Consumes Over 80 Acres Near San Jose

A wildfire near San Jose Sunday afternoon has so far consumed roughly 81 acres of vegetation and was still burning Sunday evening, a Cal Fire official said.

06/28/2015

Big Bear Wildfire

800 Overnight Lightning Strikes Spark 3 Dozen New Wildfires In Northern California

Hundreds of lightning strikes overnight have sparked three dozen new wildfires in Northern California, authorities said Sunday.

06/28/2015

Scorched hills show damage from a brush fire next to an Antioch neighborhood. (CBS SF)

Evacuees Return Home After Narrowly Escaping 500+ Acre Brush Fire In Antioch

Neighbors are relieved to return home Thursday after firefighters contained a massive brush fire that backed right up to their houses near Contra Loma Regional Park.

06/25/2015

Fire burning vegetation (Getty Images)

Cal Fire Suspends Outdoor Burning In Three Bay Area Counties

Cal Fire has suspended all permits for outdoor residential burning starting Monday in areas of Santa Clara, Alameda and Contra Costa counties that are not served by a city or county fire department, Cal Fire officials said Thursday

06/25/2015

Cal Fire planes spray slurry on a wildfire in the Altamont Pass, May 28th, 2015 (Photo by @brianjtarte, used with permission)

Hobby Drone Prevents Firefighting Aircraft From Flying Over California Wildfire

A hobbyist flying a drone prevented firefighting aircraft from fighting a wildfire in Southern California Wednesday, a Cal Fire officer tweeted.

06/24/2015

Flames scorched a hillside just outside Antioch in the area of Contra Loma Regional Park and Black Diamond Mines Regional Park, June 24, 2015. (CBS)

Hikers Brought To Safety As Growing Antioch Area Wildfire Burns

Two hikers were brought to safety as a growing wildfire in Contra Costa County burned out of control Wednesday.

06/24/2015

Flames scorch a hillside just outside Antioch in the area of Contra Loma Regional Park and Black Diamond Mines Regional Park, June 24, 2015. (CBS)

Antioch Grass Fire Contained After Burning 500+ Acres, Forcing Home Evacuations

A 500-acre wildfire burning in the Contra Loma Regional Park area of Antioch Wednesday afternoon forced the mandatory evacuations of dozens of homes, as fire crews battled intense heat and 20 mph winds whipping over the drought-parched grassland.

06/24/2015

The Washington Fire south of Lake Tahoe is now clearly visible from space. (NASA)

Fire South Of Lake Tahoe Grows To 26 Square Miles; Now Clearly Visible From Space

No buildings have been damaged, but the mountain town of Markleeville remained on standby Wednesday for possible evacuations, according to the Bureau of Land Management. Several campgrounds have been evacuated, and two highways have been closed.

06/24/2015

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