Evacuations due to the Silverado fire burning in Napa County have been lifted Friday evening and firefighters have the fire nearly contained, officials said.
A wildfire that burned more than 250,000 acres in and around Yosemite National Park has been fully contained, the U.S. Forest Service said this week.
Scientists at the University of California, Berkeley have designed a satellite that could pinpoint wildfires; a project they say could save millions of dollars in firefighting resources while preventing the out-of-control infernos increasingly seen in western states.
Erratic winds fanned a Northern California wildfire that threatened more than 300 structures Monday, but the hundreds who evacuated from homes over the weekend were allowed to return as containment lines expanded.
Opponents of the fire hazard reduction plan for the East Bay hills are calling it a guise to conduct massive clear-cutting of the area.
A downed power line sparked a vegetation fire near San Mateo County’s Huddart Park and caused a small power outage in the area Friday afternoon, according to PG&E and Cal Fire.
A fast-moving Southern California wildfire burning through coastal wilderness has nearly tripled in size since morning, growing to more than 43 square miles.
The early arrival of dangerous fire conditions has prompted state emergency responders to spring into action earlier than usual.
Firefighters have contained two vegetation fires in Napa County but are still battling one other blaze in that county and one in Sonoma County Thursday, a Cal Fire spokeswoman said.
Hundreds of firefighters were battling three large vegetation fires in Sonoma and Napa counties Wednesday afternoon.