Dixie Fire: Thundershowers, Downdrafts Whip Up Flames; Ash Fall 'Looks Like It's Snowing In Quincy' Strong downdrafts and pop-up thundershowers slowed progress over the weekend on the stubborn eastern edge of the massive Dixie Fire as the blaze grew to 244,888 acres in rural Butte and Plumas counties with 32 percent containment.
Grass Fire That Burned 15 Acres on Altamont Pass Slows Traffic for HoursInterstate 580 through the Altamont Pass in Alameda County remained snarled in both directions late Saturday afternoon following a 15-acre grass fire that burned close to the freeway.
PG&E to Face Criminal Charges Over Deadly Zogg Fire in Shasta CountyPacific Gas & Electric will face criminal charges because its equipment sparked a wildfire last year that killed four people and destroyed hundreds of homes, a Northern California prosecutor announced Thursday.
Vegetation Fire Shuts Down Hwy 146, Prompts Evacuation of Pinnacles National Park In Monterey CountyFirefighters were battling a vegetation fire that has prompted the evacuation of Pinnacles National Park in Monterey County.
Firefighters Douse Hot Spots On Lovers Lane Along Pacheco Pass Hwy 152 In HollisterFire crews quickly doused four fire starts along Pacheco Pass Highway 52 in what authorities dubbed the Lovers Fire.
Tamarack Fire: Newsom Tours Fire's Destructive Path; 'This Is Serious Stuff. The Cost Of Property, Lives'With a backdrop of a home burned out by the devastating Tamarack Fire, Gov. Gavin Newsom pleaded for more federal firefighting assistance Wednesday as the state faces another year of historic wildfires.
Cal Fire Deploys 'Aerial Firing' Drones To Battle Dixie Fire; Blaze Destroys At Least 34 Homes; Grows To 217,581 AcresCal Fire has been deploying drones armed with 'aerial firing devices' igniting backfires in the battle to halt the advancing flames of the Dixie Fire, which had grown to 217,581 acres and was 23 percent contained early Wednesday.
UPDATE: Brush Fire Burns In North San Jose, Milpitas Along Coyote Creek AreaCrews in the South Bay battled a brush fire burning along Coyote Creek, near homes and businesses in North San Jose and Milpitas well into Tuesday night.
Dixie Fire Tops 200,000 Acres; Erratic Weather 'Pushing Around Our Crews'Erratic weather conditions stoked the Dixie Fire burning in Butte and Plumas counties overnight, with the area burned now topping 200,000 acres Tuesday.
San Francisco Bay Area Dodges Weather Threat; Dozens Of Lightning Strikes Remain OffshoreWeather radar screens lit up with dozens of lightning strikes early Tuesday, fortunately they were far offshore and not a threat to ignite wildfires across the San Francisco Bay Area.
UPDATE: Winds Stoke Massive, Still-Growing Dixie Fire in Northern CaliforniaErratic winds and the potential for dry lightning added to the challenges facing firefighters battling the Dixie Fire, the largest wildfire currently burning in California.
Park Fire Burning In Tulare County In Sequoia National ForestA new wildfire was burning in the Sequoia National Forest in Tulare County Monday afternoon, fire officials said.
Tamarack Fire: Badly Burned Bear Cub Rescued In Markleeville; Blaze 45 Percent Contained; Alpine County Evacuation Orders Lifted An evacuated family returning to check on their Markleeville home over the weekend discovered a baby burned bear cub who had suffered severe burns in the Tamarack Fire.
Dixie Fire: Thick Smoke Layer Gives Beleaguered Firefighters A Break; Indian Falls Devastated As Dixie, Fly Fire Merge There was little remaining of several homes in the Plumas County community of Indian Falls except piles for smoldering rubble Monday, a grim reminder of the desperate weekend firefight waged when the Dixie and Fly wildfires merged.
Even Threat Of Lightning Has San Francisco Bay Area Firefighters On EdgeAnother upper atmospheric blast of monsoonal moisture was heading toward the San Francisco Bay Area Monday, bringing with it a chance of thunderstorms.