Wildfire

Bully Fire

Hi-Tech Camera Network Could Help Detect Forest Fires, Aid Firefighters

For decades, forest rangers in wooden towers across the West scanned the horizon with binoculars for smoke that could signal the start of a wildfire.

07/26/2015

Firefighters

Wragg Fire That Began Near Lake Berryessa 70 Percent Contained; Full Containment Expected Tuesday

A brush fire that started in the Lake Berryessa area of Napa County has burned 6,900 acres and is about 60 percent contained, according to information released by Cal Fire Sunday morning.

07/26/2015

Wragg fire (CBS SF)

Wragg Fire Near Napa Valley Slows; Some Evacuations Lifted

A wildfire burning near Napa Valley wine country had calmed enough that many were allowed to return to previously threatened homes, officials said.

07/24/2015

brush fire, grass fire, vegetation fire, contra costa county

13-Year-Old Arrested In Connection With Starting Brush Fire In Pacifica

Police on Thursday arrested a 13-year-old in connection with started a brush fire that burned about five acres in Pacifica.

07/24/2015

Map of wildfire shutting down Highway 50 near Kyburz on July 23, 2015. (CBS)

Wildfire Forces Closure Of Highway Linking Sacramento To Lake Tahoe; Evacuations Underway

A wildfire has led to the closure of a major highway between Sacramento and Reno, Nevada, and brought a handful of mandatory evacuations.

07/23/2015

Grass Fire

Brush Fire Burns 5 Acres In Pacifica

A brush fire that has burned approximately five acres in Pacifica is 10 percent contained Thursday evening, according to fire officials.

07/23/2015

brush fire, grass fire, vegetation fire, contra costa county

20 Acre Brush Fire Allowed To Burn Near Bay Point; 3rd Recent Fire In Same Location

Firefighters allowed a small brush fire to consume roughly 20 acres of vegetation on Wednesday after responding to the same location near Bay Point for the third time in recent weeks, a fire official said Thursday.

07/23/2015

A firefighter climbs his truck as smoke from the Wragg fire billows in the background near Winters, California on July 23, 2015. The fire has grown to over 6,000 acres and is 15 percent contained. AFP PHOTO / JOSH EDELSON        (Photo credit should read Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images)

14 Apocalyptic-Looking Wragg Fire Photos Show Ash, Flames & Haze

Photos of the devastation depict eerie scenes as over 500 firefighters continue to battle the blaze just 5 percent contained as of Thursday afternoon.

07/23/2015

Flames from the Wragg Fire burning near Lake Berryessa on July 22, 2015. (CBS)

Wragg Fire Near Lake Berryessa Explodes In Size Overnight

A fast-moving wildfire in Napa and Solano counties has grown by 2,000 acres overnight and now has scorched over 9 square miles of countryside near Lake Berryessa.

07/23/2015

The Wragg Fire near Lake Berryessa. (CBS)

Wragg Fire Near Lake Berryessa Scorches 6,000 Acres, 200 Homes Evacuated

A fast-moving wildfire near Lake Berryessa has scorched at least 6,000 acres as of late Wednesday night, prompting the evacuations of nearly 200 homes.

07/22/2015

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