Wildfires

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

A firefighter climbs his truck as smoke from the Wragg fire billows in the background near Winters, California on July 23, 2015. The fire has grown to over 6,000 acres and is 15 percent contained. AFP PHOTO / JOSH EDELSON        (Photo credit should read Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images)

14 Apocalyptic-Looking Wragg Fire Photos Show Ash, Flames & Haze

Photos of the devastation depict eerie scenes as over 500 firefighters continue to battle the blaze just 5 percent contained as of Thursday afternoon.

07/23/2015

A lightning-sparked blaze broke out in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest about halfway between Eureka and Redding. (CBS)

Wildfires, El Nino, Heavy Rain, A Recipe For Destructive Mudslides, Floods In California

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.

07/11/2015

Aerial view of the Danville brush fire on July 7. (CBS SF)

30-Acre Brush Fire Burning Near Danville Elementary School

Firefighters are working to put out a grass fire burning in Danville Tuesday afternoon, Cal Fire officials said.

07/07/2015

Aerial view of the Sky Fire in Solano County. (CBS SF)

Sky Fire Near Vacaville 60% Contained; Voluntary Evacuations In Effect

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.

07/07/2015

A Pacifica beach. (4/15/15)

Bay Area Ocean Temperatures 5-10 Degrees Above Historical Average

Ocean water temperatures in the San Francisco Bay Area are above their historical summertime average, a National Weather Service meteorologist said.

07/06/2015

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