Wildfire

San Rafael Brush Fire

2-Alarm Brush Fire Near Northgate Mall In San Rafael Considered Suspicious

San Rafael police and fire officials say a two-alarm brush fire near Northgate Mall that threatened an office building Friday evening is considered suspicious.

08/14/2015

Trees and brush burn as firefighters light backfires while battling the Wragg fire nears 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)

8,000-Acre Wragg Fire Sparked By Vehicle Exhaust

Vehicle exhaust contacting dry grass caused the 8,000-acre Wragg fire near Lake Berryessa in Napa County last month, Cal Fire said Friday.

08/14/2015

The Jerusalem Fire burning in Lake County on August 12, 2015. (CBS)

Jerusalem Fire Grows To 32 Square Miles, At Least 150 Evacuated

Erratic winds fanned the Jerusalem Fire burning through rugged hills in Lake County on Wednesday, pushing the flames across two counties and chasing at least 150 people from their homes.

08/12/2015

Jerusalem Fire on August 11, 2015. (CBS SF)

Jerusalem Fire In Lake County Grows To 22 Square Miles, Only 5 Percent Contained

The Jerusalem Fire in Lake County grew Tuesday, prompting more evacuations, many of them residents who had recently returned home after a nearby massive blaze first threatened their homes.

08/11/2015

KPIX 5 reporter Andria Borba snapped this photo of the Jersualem Fire in Lake County on August 10, 2015. (CBS)

Jerusalem Fire In Lake County Burns 6,000 Acres, Evacuations Ordered

A wildfire that broke out several miles south of the massive Rocky Fire in Lake County has forced the second evacuation of residents who were forced out of their homes days earlier.

08/10/2015

CLEARLAKE, CA - AUGUST 02:  Inmate fire crews walk by a backfire on the side of highway 20 ahead of the Rocky Fire on August 2, 2015 near Clearlake, California. Over 1,900 firefighters are battling the Rocky Fire that burned over 22,000 acres since it started on Wednesday afternoon. The fire is currently five percent contained and has destroyed at least 14 homes.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Gov. Brown Credits Prison Inmates In Rocky Fire Fight

Nearly 1,200 inmate firefighters are helping in the battle against the Rocky Fire, which has now charred nearly 70,000 acres and is 85 percent contained.

08/10/2015

A plume of smoke from the Jerusalem Fire in Lake County. (CBS)

Lake County ‘Jerusalem Fire’ Explodes To 3,000 Acres In Just Hours

A wildfire that ignited in Lake County several miles south of the Rocky Fire quickly spread to 3,000 acres Sunday, forcing evacuations according to Cal Fire.

08/09/2015

A Cal Fire firefighter uses a hose to put out a spot fire while battling the Rocky Fire on July 30, 2015 in Lower Lake, California. Over 600 firefighters are battling the Rocky Fire that erupted to over 8,000 acres since it started on Wednesday afternoon. The fire is currently zero percent contained and has destroyed three homes. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Firefighting Agencies Forced To Prioritize Assets During Busy California Wildfire Season

When California wildfires overwhelm firefighting resources, the National Forest Service is faced with deciding where the most important battles must be fought, and what firefighters will work to save.

08/09/2015

Firefighters take a moment to observe flames. (Getty Images)

Forest Service Firefighter Killed By Falling Tree While Battling Sierra Blaze

The U.S. Forest Service says one of its firefighters was killed Saturday evening in the Lake Tahoe area after he was struck by a tree while battling a wildfire.

08/09/2015

Cal Fire firefighters use a hose to douse hot spots during a backfire operation to head off the Rocky Fire on August 3, 2015 near Clearlake. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Officials Lift Evacuation As Cool Weather Helps Firefighters Battling Rocky Fire

All evacuations were lifted Saturday after cooler weather helped firefighters gain more ground against a Northern California wildfire that has forced hundreds of people from their homes.

08/08/2015

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