Wildfire

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

Explosive Tahoe Wildfire Burns Area Equivalent To 15 Golden Gate Parks

Air tankers and helicopters helped hundreds of firefighters battle a wildfire south of Lake Tahoe that has now burned nearly 15,000 acres, or half the size of San Francisco.

06/23/2015

Washington Fire south of Lake Tahoe, June 2015 (Photo: GBCC Twitter, Great Basin Coordination Center)

Alpine County Wildfire Explodes To 9,500 Acres; Evacuations Underway

Evacuations are underway in the area of Markleeville, about 30 miles south of Lake Tahoe after a wildfire broke out over the weekend and exploded to first 6,500 acres, and then 9,500 acres by Monday afternoon.

06/22/2015

Firefighters in Southern California

California Crackling With Wildfires On First Day Of Summer

Summer arrived in California on Sunday with fire season in full swing, as crews knocked down dozens of small blazes throughout the state and slowed the spread of a huge forest fire in the San Bernardino Mountains.

06/21/2015

Oakhurst Fire

Wildfires Burning Up And Down California; Big Bear Lake Blaze Grows To 13,000 Acres

Hot, dry California was beginning to feel the full brunt of fire season as blazes burned throughout the state, though most areas dodged any serious destruction.

06/20/2015

Big Bear Wildfire

Wildfires Burning East Of LA And Near Yosemite Burn Thousands Of Acres

Thousands of acres of forest land in California were ablaze Friday as wildfires continued to expand near Yosemite and in the San Bernardino Mountains east of Los Angeles.

06/19/2015

A witness says a turkey vulture sparked a wildfire in Martinez after shorting out two between power lines. (Photo: Don Ford)

Turkey Vulture Sparks Martinez Wildfire After Shorting Out Between Power Lines

A wildfire sparked by a turkey vulture that caught fire after shorting out two power lines according to a witness burned parts of an RV and two properties in Martinez Tuesday morning, causing an estimated $80,000 in damage, a fire official said.

06/16/2015

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Firefighters Get Upper Hand On Lightning-Sparked Shasta-Trinity Fire

Fire officials say a lightning-sparked fire in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest is growing extremely slowly, allowing crews to gently back it down toward containment lines.

06/15/2015

A lightning-sparked blaze broke out in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest about halfway between Eureka and Redding. (CBS)

Crews Make Gains On Wildfire Burning In Shasta-Trinity Forest; 20 Percent Contained

Fire officials say a lightning-sparked wildfire in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest remained at 1,480 acres overnight, with containment at 20 percent as of Sunday morning.

06/14/2015

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Lightning-Sparked Fire In Shasta-Trinity Forest Grows Past 1,300 Acres

Fire officials Saturday said a lightning-sparked blaze in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest has grown to 1,331 acres and is about 5 percent contained.

06/13/2015

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2-Alarm Brush Fire Shuts Down San Jose Expressway

Firefighters are responding to the scene of a two-alarm fire in San Jose today, according to a fire dispatcher.

05/24/2015

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