Wildfires

Big Bear Wildfire

800 Overnight Lightning Strikes Spark 3 Dozen New Wildfires In Northern California

Hundreds of lightning strikes overnight have sparked three dozen new wildfires in Northern California, authorities said Sunday.

06/28/2015

Scorched hills show damage from a brush fire next to an Antioch neighborhood. (CBS SF)

Evacuees Return Home After Narrowly Escaping 500+ Acre Brush Fire In Antioch

Neighbors are relieved to return home Thursday after firefighters contained a massive brush fire that backed right up to their houses near Contra Loma Regional Park.

06/25/2015

Fire burning vegetation (Getty Images)

Cal Fire Suspends Outdoor Burning In Three Bay Area Counties

Cal Fire has suspended all permits for outdoor residential burning starting Monday in areas of Santa Clara, Alameda and Contra Costa counties that are not served by a city or county fire department, Cal Fire officials said Thursday

06/25/2015

Firefighters take a moment to observe flames. (Getty Images)

Explosive Tahoe Wildfire Burns Area Equivalent To 15 Golden Gate Parks

Air tankers and helicopters helped hundreds of firefighters battle a wildfire south of Lake Tahoe that has now burned nearly 15,000 acres, or half the size of San Francisco.

06/23/2015

Washington Fire south of Lake Tahoe, June 2015 (Photo: GBCC Twitter, Great Basin Coordination Center)

Alpine County Wildfire Explodes To 9,500 Acres; Evacuations Underway

Evacuations are underway in the area of Markleeville, about 30 miles south of Lake Tahoe after a wildfire broke out over the weekend and exploded to first 6,500 acres, and then 9,500 acres by Monday afternoon.

06/22/2015

Firefighters in Southern California

California Crackling With Wildfires On First Day Of Summer

Summer arrived in California on Sunday with fire season in full swing, as crews knocked down dozens of small blazes throughout the state and slowed the spread of a huge forest fire in the San Bernardino Mountains.

06/21/2015

Oakhurst Fire

Wildfires Burning Up And Down California; Big Bear Lake Blaze Grows To 13,000 Acres

Hot, dry California was beginning to feel the full brunt of fire season as blazes burned throughout the state, though most areas dodged any serious destruction.

06/20/2015

Big Bear Wildfire

Wildfires Burning East Of LA And Near Yosemite Burn Thousands Of Acres

Thousands of acres of forest land in California were ablaze Friday as wildfires continued to expand near Yosemite and in the San Bernardino Mountains east of Los Angeles.

06/19/2015

Lightning

Lightning-Sparked Fire In Shasta-Trinity Forest Grows Past 1,300 Acres

Fire officials Saturday said a lightning-sparked blaze in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest has grown to 1,331 acres and is about 5 percent contained.

06/13/2015

Eucalyptus Grove

City Council Approves Hotly Contested $4M FEMA Grant To Cut Trees In Oakland Hills

City officials accepted a $4 million federal grant to chop down trees in the ritzy Oakland hills, a decision that ignited debate over how best to prevent deadly wildfires in the affluent Northern California region.

06/03/2015

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