A wildfire burning Monday in the Big Sur area of California destroyed at least 15 homes and forced about 100 people to evacuate as it chewed through dry vegetation on its way toward the ocean.
Contra Costa County prosecutors said Wednesday that they will not file charges against the person who sparked a fire that burned more than 3,100 acres in and around Mount Diablo State Park in September.
Firefighters are making progress in containing a late-season wildfire burning in geothermal energy fields in Sonoma County.
The vegetation fire off the Silverado Trail in the Soda Canyon area sparked the evacuations of about 50 homes and road closures on Thursday.
A late-season wildfire has destroyed one structure and threatened multiple geothermal power plants in Sonoma County.
Evacuations due to the Silverado fire burning in Napa County have been lifted Friday evening and firefighters have the fire nearly contained, officials said.
Firefighters battled a wildfire on the University of California at Santa Cruz campus for nearly six hours Sunday morning.
Three wind-fueled fires burning Friday sent thick clouds of smoke across most of the Bay Area. The largest fire was burning near Suisun City, with another burning in Bencia and a third near Rohnert Park.
A quickly spreading wildfire burning near Lake Berryessa in Napa County was 75 percent contained as of Friday morning, according to authorities.
A fire that raged in forestland in and around Yosemite National Park has left a contiguous “moonscape” in the Sierra Nevada mountains larger than any in centuries.