Red Flag Warning Elevates Wildfire Fears Among Bay Area ResidentsWinds howled across the mountains and hills of the North and East Bay early Monday with gusts topping 60 mph on the highest peaks as Red Flag Warning conditions gripped the region and Pacific Gas & Electric prepared to turn off power to customers in Napa and Solano counties as a wildfire precaution.
Firefighters Keep Flames Away From Famed The Four Guardsmen SequoiasFour famous giant sequoias were not harmed by a wildfire that reached the edge of Giant Forest in California’s Sequoia National Park, authorities said.
Flames Reach Ancient Sequoias; Crews in Pitched Battle to Save Giant Forest GroveFire officials warned Sunday that strong winds were contributing to “critical fire conditions” in the area of the KNP Complex, two lightning-sparked blazes that merged on the western side of Sequoia National Park where crews were battling to preserve a grove of ancient trees.
Firefighters Work to Save Giant Sequoias From Advancing KNP Complex FireTwo lightning-sparked wildfires in California merged and made a run to the edge of a grove of ancient sequoias, momentarily driving away firefighters as they try to protect the world’s tallest tree by wrapping its base in protective foil.
East Bay Park Officials Review Worst Case Scenarios Should Fire Sweep Through The HillsEast Bay Regional Parks leaders gathered to review their preparations for a worst case scenario -- a wind-driven fire, pushed out of the canyons and into the hills.
Scientists Question Future Of Lake Tahoe Clarity As Wildfires WorsenScientists say it’s too soon to draw conclusions about the lasting damage that record-setting wildfires will have on Lake Tahoe. But they’re not wasting time.
KNP Complex Fire: Flames Threaten Sequoia Groves; General Sherman Tree Wrapped In Fireproof BlanketThe KNP Complex Fire continued to rage within the Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks Thursday as federal hot shot firefighting crews battled to save the famed giant Sequoia trees from the advancing flames.
Giant Trees At Sequoia National Park Face Increasing Threat As Fires GrowFire crews moved to ramp up the battle Wednesday against two expanding forest fires threatening Sequoia National Park’s giant sequoia trees and infrastructure.
Lawsuits Accuse PG&E of Starting Massive Dixie FireTwo lawsuits have been filed on behalf of nearly 200 people alleging Pacific Gas and Electric caused the massive Dixie Fire which has burned nearly one million acres in five Northern California counties.
WILDFIRES: Smoke Forces One-Day Extension Of Air Quality AdvisoryAs wildfires continue to burn in the northern part of California, the Bay Area Air Quality Management District has extended an air quality advisory for the region through Thursday because of smoke coming from those wildfires.
Arson Suspect Arrested For Allegedly Igniting Destructive Hopkins FireA 20-year-old Ukiah man was in custody Wednesday after his arrest for igniting the Hopkins Fire, which destroyed several homes in the Black Oak Estates neighborhood of the unincorporated Mendocino County community of Calpella over the weekend.
Closures Lifted Early For Most National Forests In CaliforniaThe U.S. Forest Service has allowed a regional closure order to end early for most national forests in California, due to decreasing fire danger.
$20M In Fire Prevention Grants Issued To Bay Area Agencies; Largest Share For East Bay HillsCal Fire has announced the recipients of its fire prevention grants for 2021, with the largest award in the Bay Area going to the Moraga-Orinda Fire District, which recently completed a major Cal Fire-funded project in north Orinda.
WILDFIRES: Judge Continues Probing Into PG&E's Possible Role in Dixie FireU.S. District Judge William Alsup has repeatedly hammered PG&E for creating dangers with its fraying equipment, igniting some of the deadliest wildfires in California, causing so much death and destruction during 2017 and 2018 that the company negotiated more than $25 billion in settlements during a 17-month bankruptcy that ended last year.
UPDATE: Forward Progress of Kentfield Car Fire that Spread to Nearby Vegetation StoppedFire units have stopped the forward spread of a vegetation fire in Kentfield that was started by a vehicle fire Monday afternoon, according to Marin County authorities.