Wildfires

KPIX 5 reporter Andria Borba snapped this photo of the Jersualem Fire in Lake County on August 10, 2015. (CBS)

3rd Lake County Fire Now Fully Contained After Burning 25,000 Acres

The Jerusalem Fire that burned more than 25,000 acres in Lake County and the northern tip of Napa County was fully contained by Monday evening, Cal Fire officials said.

08/25/2015

Firefighter

Grass Fire That Burned 2,700 Acres Near Livermore 100 Percent Contained

As of Sunday morning, firefighters say the blaze has been fully contained.

08/23/2015

Backfire

Jerusalem, Tesla Wildfires Nearing Full Containment

With some help from cooler temperatures, firefighters are making progress on both blazes.

08/22/2015

The Tesla Fire burns a hillside near Livermore on August 19, 2015. (CBS)

Crews Increase Containment Of 2,500-Acre Tesla Wildfire Near Livermore

Firefighters have 25 percent of a 2,500-acre fire east of Livermore contained Thursday morning, according to Cal Fire.

08/20/2015

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Bigger Wildfires, Animal Die-Offs Predicted If California Drought Extends To 2017

A new report by the Public Policy Institute of California non-profit think-tank paints that distressing picture of California for the next two years if the state’s driest four years on record stretches further into the future.

08/19/2015

National Guardsmen assigned to the 578th Brigade Engineer Battalion, and the 1st Battalion, 18th Cavalry, 79th Infantry Brigade Combat Team help extinguish a small fire while battling the Rocky Fire near Clear Lake, Aug. 12, 2015. (Department of Defense)

National Guard Troops Join California Wildfire Fight

Hundreds of California National Guard soldiers and airmen have been added to the fight against wildfires throughout the state, according to the Pentagon.

08/17/2015

Smoggy Air

Smog, Smoke, Heat Trigger Spare The Air Alert For Monday

A Spare the Air smog alert has been issued for Monday due to unhealthy levels of smog and smoke in the air, and residents are being advised both to limit their exposure to the unhealthy conditions and avoid making them worse.

08/16/2015

The Jerusalem Fire burning in Lake County on August 12, 2015. (CBS)

Jerusalem Fire Burns Into Northern Tip Of Napa County, 50 Percent Contained

The 23,500-acre Jerusalem Fire in Lake County has burned a small area of the northernmost tip of Napa County near Knoxville, a Cal Fire spokesman said.

08/14/2015

Jerusalem Fire on August 11, 2015. (CBS SF)

Jerusalem Fire In Lake County Grows To 22 Square Miles, Only 5 Percent Contained

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.

08/11/2015

KPIX 5 reporter Andria Borba snapped this photo of the Jersualem Fire in Lake County on August 10, 2015. (CBS)

Jerusalem Fire In Lake County Burns 6,000 Acres, Evacuations Ordered

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.

08/10/2015

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