Wildfire

The remains of a home near Applegate burned by one of several grass fires, October 8, 2014. (CBS)

Placer County Grass Fires Force Highway Closure, Evacuations; At Least 1 Home Burned

Firefighters battled five grass fires that grew to more than 100 acres and forced the closure of eastbound Interstate 80 and home evacuations Wednesday near the unincorporated community of Applegate in Placer County.

10/08/2014

Retired U.S. Navy Pilot Craig Hunt was killed while piloting an air tanker in a firefight in Yosemite National Park. (Source: Sarah Hunt-Lauterbach)

Pilot Killed Fighting Yosemite Wildfire ID’d As Former U.S. Navy Pilot

The pilot killed in a crash while fighting a wildfire in Yosemite National Park has been identified as a retired Navy pilot.

10/08/2014

An air tanker crashed while fighting a fire in Yosemite. (Source: KCRA)

Air Tanker Crashes While Fighting Fire In Yosemite Near Arch Rock Entrance, Pilot Killed

An air tanker crashed while fighting a wildfire at Yosemite National Park on Tuesday afternoon, killing the pilot on board, according to Cal Fire.

10/07/2014

Smoke billows from the Dog Rock fire. (Yosemite National Park.)

Evacuations Ordered In Wildfire Burning In Yosemite National Park

The Yosemite National Park Service was evacuating an area of the park due to a wildfire.

10/07/2014

Smoke

King Wildfire In El Dorado County 94% Contained; Forest Areas Reopen

The U.S Forest Service has reopened some wilderness areas that were closed because of the massive King Wildfire.

10/01/2014

WEED, CA - SEPTEMBER 16: A firefighter cools off hot spots in the remains of a destroyed home on September 16, 2014 in Weed, California. Fueled by high winds, a fast-moving wildfire swept through the town of Weed yesterday afternoon, burning 100 structures that included the high school and a lumber mill. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

California Exhausts Initial Firefighting Budget Before Entering Wildfire Season

California has exhausted its initial firefighting budget just three months into its fiscal year.

09/30/2014

California Governor Jerry Brown. (Max Whittaker/Getty Images)

Why Is Governor Brown Striking Down More Bills Compared To His First Term In Office?

Governor Jerry Brown has been busy in recent weeks signing and vetoing legislation. Political analyst Melissa Griffin Caen has more on his decisions.

09/29/2014

King Fire

Wet Weather Helping Crews Contain Massive California Wildfire

A U.S. Forest Service spokesman said more rain and high humidity on Saturday aided firefighters battling the King Fire.

09/28/2014

(CBS Sacramento)

Rain Gives Crews Upper Hand In Fighting King Wildfire, Now Over 40% Contained

Wet weather was helping firefighters gain control of a massive wildfire threatening thousands of homes in the Sierra Nevada foothills of California.

09/25/2014

Satellite image captures smoke rising from the King Fire west of Lake Tahoe. (NASA Earth Observatory image by Jesse Allen, using Landsat data from the U.S. Geological Survey)

NASA Photo Captures Massive Scar Left On California By King Fire

Massive fire burning in the foothills between Sacramento and Lake Tahoe has created a huge charred gash in the side of the golden state.

09/24/2014

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