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Smoke is visible from a wildfire in the Los Padres National Forest near Big Sur, December 16, 2013. (CBS)

Big Sur Wildfire Destroys 15 Homes, Nearly 100 Evacuated

A wildfire burning Monday in the Big Sur area of California destroyed at least 15 homes and forced about 100 people to evacuate as it chewed through dry vegetation on its way toward the ocean.


An aerial view of the Morgan Fire on Mount Diablo. (R. Drew)

No Charges For Target Shooter Who Sparked Fire On Mount Diablo

Contra Costa County prosecutors said Wednesday that they will not file charges against the person who sparked a fire that burned more than 3,100 acres in and around Mount Diablo State Park in September.


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Crews Make Progress Battling Blaze At The Geysers In Sonoma County

Firefighters are making progress in containing a late-season wildfire burning in geothermal energy fields in Sonoma County.


A wind-whipped wildfire forced evacuations in Napa. (CBS)

Napa County Wildfire 100% Contained At 190 Acres

The vegetation fire off the Silverado Trail in the Soda Canyon area sparked the evacuations of about 50 homes and road closures on Thursday.


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Wildfire Threatens Power Plants In Sonoma County

A late-season wildfire has destroyed one structure and threatened multiple geothermal power plants in Sonoma County.


A wind-whipped wildfire forced evacuations in Napa. (CBS)

Silverado Fire In Napa County 70% Contained, Evacuations Lifted

Evacuations due to the Silverado fire burning in Napa County have been lifted Friday evening and firefighters have the fire nearly contained, officials said.



Redwoods Burned In Wildfire At UC Santa Cruz

Firefighters battled a wildfire on the University of California at Santa Cruz campus for nearly six hours Sunday morning.


A grass fire burns in Solano County. (CBS)

Trio Of Fires Send Smoke Over Bay Area

Three wind-fueled fires burning Friday sent thick clouds of smoke across most of the Bay Area. The largest fire was burning near Suisun City, with another burning in Bencia and a third near Rohnert Park.


A wildfire burns near Lake Berryessa in Napa County on October 3, 2013. (Marcus Marquez via Twitter, used with permission.)

Napa County Wildfire Mostly Contained; Smoke Reported Across Bay Area

A quickly spreading wildfire burning near Lake Berryessa in Napa County was 75 percent contained as of Friday morning, according to authorities.


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Yosemite Rim Fire Creates 60-Square Mile Dead Zone

A fire that raged in forestland in and around Yosemite National Park has left a contiguous “moonscape” in the Sierra Nevada mountains larger than any in centuries.