Wildfire

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

(CBS SF)

Thousands Battling King Wildfire In El Dorado County, Nearly 40% Contained

More than 7,000 firefighters in better-than-expected conditions managed to extend their lines around a huge and unwieldy wildfire that has threatened thousands of homes for well over a week and fouled the air in two states.

09/24/2014

King Fire

Heat, Wind Could Stoke King Fire In El Dorado County, Around 2,000 More Firefighters Brought In

Coming winds and warmer temperatures brought worries that progress made in slowing the growth of a massive wildfire in Northern California could be undone.

09/23/2014

View from inside a rescue helicopter, lifting hikers off Half  Dome 9/7/2014 (NPS)

Harrowing Rescue On Yosemite’s Half Dome Caught On Camera

As the stubborn Meadow fire continues to smolder in Yosemite National Park, new photos showing the harrowing helicopter rescue of some 75 hikers from atop Half Dome are emerging.

09/22/2014

(CBS SF)

Couple Weds Next To King Wildfire In El Dorado County

California’s largest fire burning in El Dorado County couldn’t stop a couple from tying the knot.

09/22/2014

(CBS)

Crews Bracing For Hotter Weather, Increased Fire Activity In King Wildfire

Crews battling a huge Northern California wildfire are bracing for hotter temperatures and erratic winds.

09/22/2014

Smoke

Wet Weather Helps Crews Make Progress On King Fire In El Dorado County

Cooler, wet weather helped firefighters make progress on a huge Northern California wildfire that destroyed nearly three-dozen structures, forced the evacuation of more than 2,000 people and forced the cancellation of a sporting event because of the smoke.

09/22/2014

(CBS)

Massive King Fire In Sierra Foothill Grows To 80,000+ Acres; 4 Homes Destroyed

The King Fire in the Sierra Foothill is still spreading, but not as fast.

09/20/2014

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