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Flames seen from above the Wye wildfire in Lake County. (CBS)

Lake County Fires Now 70 Percent Contained

The “Walker” and “Wye” fires have burned 7,934 acres since they started around 4 p.m. Sunday. Full containment is expected by Monday.

08/15/2012

Flames seen from above the Wye wildfire in Lake County. (CBS)

Crews Make Progress In Lake County Fires Amid Triple Digit Heat

Hundreds of evacuees have been allowed to return home as crews are continuing to make progress against a Lake County wildfire that has now grown to about 5 square miles.

08/14/2012

An aerial view of flames from one of two wildfires in Lake County, August 13, 2012. (CBS)

Evacuation Order Lifted As Firefighters Battle Lake County Blazes

Firefighters from across the Bay Area and California are in Lake County on Monday, where two separate grass fires continue to burn thousands of acres and threaten hundreds of homes, Cal Fire officials said.

08/13/2012

Lick wildfire, Henry W. Coe State Park, Santa Clara County, Stanislaus County

Climate Change Report Shows Grim Outlook For California

A new report shows that more wildfires, heat wave and rising seas are expected because of climate change in the state.

08/01/2012

Firefighters battling the Robbers Fire in Placer County on July 16, 2012. (CBS)

Placer County Wildfire 45 Percent Contained

Lower temperatures and an increase in humidity were a welcome relief to firefighters battling a wildfire that has destroyed one home and forced evacuations from dozens of others in Placer County.

07/16/2012

Smoke from the Robbers Fire in Placer County on July 12, 2012. (CBS)

Gov. Brown Calls In More Resources For Placer County Wildfire

Gov. Jerry Brown has called in more firefighters and the California National Guard to help battle a Placer County wildfire that has forced the evacuation of 300 people.

07/13/2012

Smoke from the Robbers Fire in Placer County on July 12, 2012. (CBS)

Wildfire In Sierra Foothills Grows To 800 Acres

High temperatures and dry conditions have contributed to the growth of the Robbers Fire in the Sierra Foothills east of Sacramento on Thursday.

07/12/2012

A wildfire known as the Robbers Fire has consumed at least 200 acres in Placer County on July 11, 2012. (CBS)

At Least 200 Acres Burned In Sierra Foothills Fire

Fire officials say about 40 people have been evacuated as a fire burns in a steep and heavily wooded area near the American River Canyon in Placer County.

07/12/2012

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Mendocino Forest Wildfire Spreads To 16,800 Acres

Federal fire officials said crews are making progress in slowing the growth of a wildfire in the Mendocino National Forest.

07/11/2012

Firefighter Graphic

10,000 Acres Burned In Mendocino Forest Fire

Federal fire officials said a wildfire in the Mendocino National Forest has grown to more 10,000 acres, forcing the closure of campgrounds and the evacuation of a handful of homes.

07/09/2012

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