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