A U.S. Forest Service spokesman said more rain and high humidity on Saturday aided firefighters battling the King Fire.
Wet weather was helping firefighters gain control of a massive wildfire threatening thousands of homes in the Sierra Nevada foothills of California.
Massive fire burning in the foothills between Sacramento and Lake Tahoe has created a huge charred gash in the side of the golden state.
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.
Coming winds and warmer temperatures brought worries that progress made in slowing the growth of a massive wildfire in Northern California could be undone.
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.
California’s largest fire burning in El Dorado County couldn’t stop a couple from tying the knot.
Crews battling a huge Northern California wildfire are bracing for hotter temperatures and erratic winds.
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.
The King Fire in the Sierra Foothill is still spreading, but not as fast.