Wildfire

Firefighters

California Ablaze: Rocky Fire Threatens Thousands Of Homes; 18 Lightning Fires In Humboldt County

Cal Fire says the fast-moving Rocky Fire had charred 71 square miles by Sunday morning and was only 5 percent contained.

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David Ruhl

Firefighter Who Died Battling Modoc County Frog Fire Was Trapped By Wind-Whipped Flare-Up

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.

08/01/2015

WINTERS, CA - JULY 23:  Cal Fire firefighters hike in to battle the Wragg Fire on July 23, 2015 in Winters, California. The fast moving Wragg Fire has burned more than 6,000 acres and threatens nearly 200 homes as it moves through dry brush near Lake Berryessa. Over 500 firefighters are fighting the blaze that is 15 percent contained.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Wragg Fire Near Lake Berryessa 92 Percent Contained; Full Containment Expected By Monday

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.

08/01/2015

Wildfire Flames

Rocky Fire Spreads To 18,000 Acres, Evacuation Advisory For Parts Of Clearlake, Lower Lake

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.

07/31/2015

Firefighters

Firefighter Killed Battling Northern California Blaze Near Oregon Border

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.

07/31/2015

A firefighter from Windsor, California, walks next to a wall of flames as he starts a back fire in tall dry grass while battling the Rocky Fire on July 30, 2015 in Lower Lake. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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.

07/31/2015

Grass Fire

Gunfire At Sheriff’s Department Shooting Range Sparks 11-Acre Grass Fire In Contra Costa County

Gunfire at a Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Department gun range started an 11-acre fire near Clayton Thursday.

07/31/2015

A firefighter from Windsor, California, walks next to a wall of flames as he starts a back fire in tall dry grass while battling the Rocky Fire on July 30, 2015 in Lower Lake. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Rocky Fire In Lake County Grows To More Than 13,000 Acres

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.

07/30/2015

Chopper 5 over a grass fire on Brannan Island on July 30, 2015. (CBS)

Fast-Moving Fire On Brannan Island Destroys Half A Dozen Homes

A fast-moving fire on Brannan Island in the Delta has damaged at least half a dozen homes Thursday.

07/30/2015

Wragg fire (CBS SF)

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.

07/30/2015

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