Latent fire sparked by lightning caused a 66-acre wildfire in Monterey County that was 90 percent contained Sunday evening, a spokesperson for Cal Fire said.
While the calendar says February, Cal Fire is getting an early start on making sure it has enough staff to battle this year’s wildfires.
More than 200 people from two communities ravaged by a wildfire in the Eastern Sierra are now being allowed back in.
A memorial service for the air tanker pilot who died battling a wildfire in Yosemite last week will be held Tuesday in San Jose, Cal Fire officials said.
Firefighters gained the upper hand Friday night on a wildfire along Interstate 80 east of Sacramento that threatened 1,000 homes.
Firefighters battled five grass fires that grew to more than 100 acres and forced the closure of eastbound Interstate 80 and home evacuations Wednesday near the unincorporated community of Applegate in Placer County.
The U.S Forest Service has reopened some wilderness areas that were closed because of the massive King Wildfire.
California has exhausted its initial firefighting budget just three months into its fiscal year.
Wet weather was helping firefighters gain control of a massive wildfire threatening thousands of homes in the Sierra Nevada foothills of California.
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.