Wildfires

A firefighter uses a hose to douse the flames of the Rim Fire on August 24, 2013 near Groveland, California. The Rim Fire continues to burn out of control and threatens 4,500 homes outside of Yosemite National Park. Over 2,000 firefighters are battling the blaze that has entered a section of Yosemite National Park and is currently 5 percent contained.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

1,200 Apply Early To Join Cal Fire Force For Upcoming Wildfire Season

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.

02/17/2015

(Cat Conners)

Hundreds Return To Eastern Sierra Towns Charred By Wildfire

More than 200 people from two communities ravaged by a wildfire in the Eastern Sierra are now being allowed back in.

02/10/2015

Retired U.S. Navy Pilot Craig Hunt was killed while piloting an air tanker in a firefight in Yosemite National Park. (Source: Sarah Hunt-Lauterbach)

Memorial Service For Air Tanker Pilot Who Died Fighting Yosemite Fire To Be Held Tuesday

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.

10/18/2014

Smoke billows from the Dog Rock fire. (Yosemite National Park.)

Cal Fire Makes Gains On Northern California Wildfires

Firefighters gained the upper hand Friday night on a wildfire along Interstate 80 east of Sacramento that threatened 1,000 homes.

10/11/2014

The remains of a home near Applegate burned by one of several grass fires, October 8, 2014. (CBS)

Placer County Grass Fires Force Highway Closure, Evacuations; At Least 1 Home Burned

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.

10/08/2014

Smoke

King Wildfire In El Dorado County 94% Contained; Forest Areas Reopen

The U.S Forest Service has reopened some wilderness areas that were closed because of the massive King Wildfire.

10/01/2014

WEED, CA - SEPTEMBER 16: A firefighter cools off hot spots in the remains of a destroyed home on September 16, 2014 in Weed, California. Fueled by high winds, a fast-moving wildfire swept through the town of Weed yesterday afternoon, burning 100 structures that included the high school and a lumber mill. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

California Exhausts Initial Firefighting Budget Before Entering Wildfire Season

California has exhausted its initial firefighting budget just three months into its fiscal year.

09/30/2014

(CBS Sacramento)

Rain Gives Crews Upper Hand In Fighting King Wildfire, Now Over 40% Contained

Wet weather was helping firefighters gain control of a massive wildfire threatening thousands of homes in the Sierra Nevada foothills of California.

09/25/2014

(CBS SF)

Thousands Battling King Wildfire In El Dorado County, Nearly 40% Contained

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.

09/24/2014

King Fire

Heat, Wind Could Stoke King Fire In El Dorado County, Around 2,000 More Firefighters Brought In

Coming winds and warmer temperatures brought worries that progress made in slowing the growth of a massive wildfire in Northern California could be undone.

09/23/2014

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