Wildfires

WINTERS, CA - JULY 23:  Cal Fire firefighters hike in to battle the Wragg Fire on July 23, 2015 in Winters, California. The fast moving Wragg Fire has burned more than 6,000 acres and threatens nearly 200 homes as it moves through dry brush near Lake Berryessa. Over 500 firefighters are fighting the blaze that is 15 percent contained.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Wragg Fire Near Lake Berryessa 92 Percent Contained; Full Containment Expected By Monday

Firefighters have stopped the fire’s forward progress, and are now focusing on mop up and tactical patrol operations in an effort to reach full containment.

2 hours ago

Wildfire Flames

Rocky Fire Spreads To 18,000 Acres, Evacuation Advisory For Parts Of Clearlake, Lower Lake

The fast-spreading Rocky Fire in Lake County grew to more than 18,000 acres on Friday, prompting authorities to warn residents of the eastside of Clearlake and Lower Lake that they could be evacuated.

14 hours ago

Firefighters

Firefighter Killed Battling Northern California Blaze Near Oregon Border

The U.S. Forest Service says a firefighter from South Dakota has been killed battling one of more than a dozen wildfires burning across California.

16 hours ago

A firefighter from Windsor, California, walks next to a wall of flames as he starts a back fire in tall dry grass while battling the Rocky Fire on July 30, 2015 in Lower Lake. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Gov. Brown Declares State Of Emergency Over Wildfires, Says California Has Turned Into A ‘Tinderbox’

Gov. Jerry Brown is declaring a state of emergency throughout California as wildfires rage in the parched state.

20 hours ago

Grass Fire

Gunfire At Sheriff’s Department Shooting Range Sparks 11-Acre Grass Fire In Contra Costa County

Gunfire at a Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Department gun range started an 11-acre fire near Clayton Thursday.

21 hours ago

Brush Fire

Crews Hold Ground Against Wragg Fire As Lake County Blaze Doubles In Size Overnight

Crews battling the toughest of several wildfires burning across the state held their ground, keeping a blaze east of California’s Napa Valley from jumping any more containment lines, fire officials said.

07/30/2015

Bully Fire

Hi-Tech Camera Network Could Help Detect Forest Fires, Aid Firefighters

For decades, forest rangers in wooden towers across the West scanned the horizon with binoculars for smoke that could signal the start of a wildfire.

07/26/2015

Firefighters

Wragg Fire That Began Near Lake Berryessa 70 Percent Contained; Full Containment Expected Tuesday

A brush fire that started in the Lake Berryessa area of Napa County has burned 6,900 acres and is about 60 percent contained, according to information released by Cal Fire Sunday morning.

07/26/2015

Wragg fire (CBS SF)

Evacuation Orders Lifted, Roads Reopen With Wragg Fire 47 Percent Contained

All mandatory evacuation and road closure orders are being lifted as of 10 a.m. Saturday, according to Cal Fire.

07/25/2015

brush fire, grass fire, vegetation fire, contra costa county

13-Year-Old Arrested In Connection With Starting Brush Fire In Pacifica

Police on Thursday arrested a 13-year-old in connection with started a brush fire that burned about five acres in Pacifica.

07/24/2015

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