Weather Service: Slight Chance Of Dry Lightning In Bay Area Early Next WeekThe National Weather Service is closely monitoring current monsoon conditions over the Southwest that are expected to drift north into California's Central Coast and the Bay Area early next week and could lead to a slight chance of dangerous dry lightning storms.
Dixie Fire Update: New Mandatory Evacuations in Plumas County; Blaze Explodes Into 113,000-Acre MegafireSeveral new mandatory evacuation orders were issued in Plumas County Thursday as the Dixie Fire continued its explosive growth.
Bootleg Fire Update: COVID Outbreak Among Firefighters; 'Still Have A Long Road Ahead Of Us'There was a new challenge Thursday for the small army of firefighters battling the massive Bootleg Fire burning in a remote southern Oregon wilderness just north of the California border -- a COVID-19 outbreak among the crews.
VIDEO: 'Heart-Stopping' Clip From Inside UC Davis Firetruck Cab Shows Tamarack Fire IntensityA brief video clip taken from inside the cab of a UC Davis Fire Department truck while driving through the Tamarack Fire provided a harrowing glimpse of the danger fire crews are facing as they battle the still growing blaze.
Bill From Bay Area Congress Members Will Study Effects Of Wildfire SmokeTwo members of Congress based in the Bay Area sponsored legislation Thursday that authorizes $20 million for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to study the health impacts of wildfire smoke and what can be done to mitigate its effects.
Vegetation Fire In Antioch Spreads To Apartment Building, Burns CarsA vegetation fire that broke out in Antioch Wednesday afternoon spread to a nearby apartment complex and burned vehicles, officials said.
PG&E Announces Major Initiative To Bury Power Lines In Wildfire AreasPacific Gas and Electric officials on Wednesday announced a multi-year effort to bury power lines in areas of California where the wildfire risk is the highest.
Tamarack Fire Update: Wind-Whipped Flames Cross Into Nevada; Firefighters Digging In Along Highway 395The advancing flames of the Tamarack Fire crossed over into Nevada early Wednesday, forcing voluntary evacuation warnings for several small communities to the west of the Highway 395 corridor.
Judge Rules State Can Expand Insurance for Wildfire AreasA judge ruled last week that California's insurance commissioner can order the "insurer of last resort" to offer more options for homeowners who can't buy traditional coverage because they live in areas threatened by wildfires.
Tamarack Fire Update: Firefighters Turn Back Flames Near Woodfords; Local Residents Question Initial Fire ResponseAs firefighters battled a wall of flames burning through miles of tinder-dry trees and brush in the Sierra near Lake Tahoe early Tuesday, local residents were questioning the initial U.S. Forest Service response to the blaze that began smoldering after a July Fourth weekend lightning strike.
Dixie Fire Update: Flames Race Up Feather River Canyon; Towering Pyrocumulus Cloud Stirs Up Erratic WeatherA wall of flames fueled by erratic winds and clouds of embers raced up the Feather River overnight through the Plumas County communities of Belden and Rich Bar as the Dixie Fire grew to over 61,000 acres and was just 15 percent contained.
'Unprecedented' Haze From California, West Coast Wildfires Prompt Air Quality Concerns In New YorkThe smoke from numerous wildfires burning in California and the West Coast are leading to hazy skies and prompting air quality concerns nearly 3,000 miles away in New York City.
UPDATE: 'Every Firefighter On Deck' Battling Bootleg and Other Oregon WildfiresAs infernos including the massive Bootleg Fire continue to rage across Oregon, officials say that the state will need “every firefighter on deck” this wildfire season.”
UPDATED: Grass Fire North Of Vacaville ContainedFirefighters have contained a brush fire that threatened structures and briefly prompted evacuations north of Vacaville Tuesday morning.
UPDATE: Dixie Fire Grows to 40,500 Acres; Blown PG&E Power Line Fuses May Have Started BlazeBlown fuses on a Pacific Gas and Electric power line are being looked at a possible cause of the Dixie Fire burning in Butte and Plumas counties that has exploded in size to 40,500 acres as of Monday evening.