Cal Fire is lifting evacuation warnings and orders for parts around Camino as firefighters continue to battle a wildfire that’s destroyed 13 homes and forced hundreds of evacuations in the Sierra Nevada foothills.
Two major wildfires in Northern California are among those already taxing fire crews in the state not even one month into summer.
A vegetation fire that started on Friday night in parts of Solano County was burning through 1,000 acres and 10 percent contained as of Saturday morning.
Open burning is being banned on 31 million acres of land throughout California because of the threat wildfires due to the lengthening drought.
With evacuation orders being lifted Friday, investigators worked to determine whether an unusually early and intense outbreak of wildfires in Southern California this week was ignited by something as ordinary as sparks from cars or something as sinister as an arsonist.
Flames engulfed suburban homes and shot up along canyon ridges in one of the worst of several blazes that broke out Wednesday in Southern California during a second day of a sweltering heat wave, taxing fire crews who fear the scattered fires mark only the beginning of a long wildfire season.
Cal Fire announced they’re hiring more seasonal firefighters in response to the state having already seen three times as many wild fires this year than normal.
Gov. Jerry Brown has delivered a dual message in his annual address to the Legislature—that a California resurgence is well under way but also is threatened by economic and environmental uncertainties.
Evacuations due to the Silverado fire burning in Napa County have been lifted Friday evening and firefighters have the fire nearly contained, officials said.
A wildfire that burned more than 250,000 acres in and around Yosemite National Park has been fully contained, the U.S. Forest Service said this week.