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.
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.
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.
All mandatory evacuation and road closure orders are being lifted as of 10 a.m. Saturday, according to Cal Fire.
Police on Thursday arrested a 13-year-old in connection with started a brush fire that burned about five acres in Pacifica.
Photos of the devastation depict eerie scenes as over 500 firefighters continue to battle the blaze just 5 percent contained as of Thursday afternoon.
Scientists say Californians may be in for one of the wettest winters in years due to a powerful El Nino event, but areas scorched by wildfires will be especially vulnerable to mudslides and flooding.
Firefighters are working to put out a grass fire burning in Danville Tuesday afternoon, Cal Fire officials said.
There have been no reports of any injuries Tuesday morning from a vegetation fire that has burned 150 acres since it began Monday morning in a remote area near Vacaville, according to Cal Fire.
Ocean water temperatures in the San Francisco Bay Area are above their historical summertime average, a National Weather Service meteorologist said.