Wildfire

Cal Fire firefighters use a hose to douse hot spots during a backfire operation to head off the Rocky Fire on August 3, 2015 near Clearlake. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Officials Lift Evacuation As Cool Weather Helps Firefighters Battling Rocky Fire

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.

08/08/2015

Cal Fire firefighters use a hose to douse hot spots during a backfire operation to head off the Rocky Fire on August 3, 2015 near Clearlake. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Rocky Fire Evacuees Return Home As Blaze Reaches 50 Percent Containment

Most residents who evacuated during a fierce Northern California wildfire have been allowed to return home as crews reopened two highways that were used as fire breaks.

08/07/2015

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Lightning Strikes Nearly 1,000 Times In Bay Area; Wildfire Danger Remains

Lightning struck 978 times in the Bay Area Thursday night during a dry storm that prompted a Red Flag Warning for fire danger, according to the National Weather Service.

08/07/2015

CLEARLAKE, CA - AUGUST 4:  Firefighters prepare for another day of battling the Rocky fire along Highway 20 in Lake County on August 4, 2015. (Photo by Genaro Molina/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)

Some Rocky Fire Evacuees Find Rubble After Being Allowed To Return Home

Evacuees from a handful of neighborhoods were allowed to return home, and the number could increase in the next 24 hours as firefighting operations wind down.

08/06/2015

View of the Rocky Fire (credit: Janet Mondragon/CBS Local-UGC)

Red Flag Warning: No Relief From Fire Risk As Chance Of Thunderstorms Moves Toward Bay Area

Seasonal temperatures and a chance of showers Thursday won’t necessarily mean relief for tired firefighters as the chance of thunderstorms looms overnight.

08/06/2015

CLEARLAKE, CA - AUGUST 4:  Firefighters prepare for another day of battling the Rocky fire along Highway 20 in Lake County on August 4, 2015. (Photo by Genaro Molina/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)

Weary Crews Gain Ground Against Rocky Fire, Now 40% Contained

Backed by important firefighting resources, crews are gaining ground against the massive Rocky Fire that has destroyed numerous buildings and driven thousands of people from their homes, officials said.

08/06/2015

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‘One Big Monster’: Cooler Temperatures Bring Little Relief To Rocky Fire

Thousands of firefighters battling the Rocky Fire were aided by cooler temperatures and higher humidity.

08/05/2015

A Cal Fire firefighter is silhouetted by his headlamp as he monitors a backfire while battling the Rocky Fire on August 3, 2015 near Clearlake. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

101 Square Miles Scorched In Week-Old Rocky Fire, 20 Percent Contained

As firefighters and equipment from outside the state poured in to battle the blaze burning 10 miles from Clear Lake, more than 13,000 people were required or urged to leave their homes, vacation cabins and campsites in the latest fire-prone region to find itself under siege.

08/04/2015

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Homes Looted After Residents Evacuate Willow Fire Near Fresno

Some homeowners were hit with a nasty surprise when returning to the homes they were forced to evacuate due to the Willow Fire when they found their homes had been looted.

08/04/2015

CLEARLAKE, CA - AUGUST 03:  A DC-10 firefighting aircraft drops fire retardant on a ridge in front of the Rocky Fire on August 3, 2015 near Clearlake, California. Nearly 3,000 firefighters are battling the Rocky Fire that has burned over 60,000 acres has forced the evacuation of 12,000 residents in Lake County. The fire is currently 12 percent contained and has destroyed at least 14 homes. 6,300 homes are threatened by the fast moving  blaze.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

White House Keeping Close Eye On Lower Lake As Rocky Fire Chews Through 65,000 Acres

President Barack Obama is asking his aides to stay in close touch with California’s governor and other local officials as firefighters tackle the Rocky Fire.

08/04/2015

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