UPDATE: Tamarack Fire Evacuation Orders Expanded; Rain Could Trigger Mudslides In AreaAdditional mandatory evacuations were ordered in areas around the Tamarack Fire Monday as authorities warned of possible mudslides or debris flows because of rain forecast for the region.
UPDATE: Wind-Whipped Flames Force Crews To Pull Back From Bootleg Fire Lines; 'Pretty Much Like A Hurricane'Winds gusting up to 30 mph whipped through the Bootleg Fire burn zone Monday, forcing firefighters to retreat to safety as they battled a massive blaze that has grown to more than 343,755 acres in the Fremont-Winema National Forest.
San Francisco Bay Area Dodges Major Dry Lightning Threat; Red Flag Warning CancelledA plume of unstable air streamed into Northern California from the monsoonal storms in Arizona early Monday, triggering dozens of lightning strikes in the tinder-dry forests in the Sierra but was bypassing the San Francisco Bay Area.
UPDATE: Tamarack Fire Explodes to 21,000 Acres; Zero Containment; 'It Happened So Fast'A once-smoldering wildfire exploded to life, growing to 21,000 acres Saturday and sending a wall of wind-whipped flames toward the evacuated Sierra community of Markleeville.
UPDATE: Dry Lightning Threat Triggers Bay Area Red Flag Warning Sunday Through MondayWith memories still fresh of the devastating lightning complex fires of 2020, the National Weather Service has issued a red flag warning for the Santa Cruz Mountains and the East Bay and North Bay hills beginning late Sunday morning and lasting through Monday afternoon
Bootleg Fire: Red Flag Warning Winds Add To Firefighters Woes; Renewed Threat To Vital California Power LinesAs if the weary army of more than 2,100 firefighters battling the Bootleg Fire didn't need any more challenges from Mother Nature, the National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for the burn zone for Saturday afternoon with winds expected to be gusting 30 mph and humidity levels plunging into the single digits.
Bootleg Fire Update: Massive Cloud Of Embers Rains Down On Firefighters; Blaze Grows To More Than 241,400 AcresA massive pyrocumulus cloud towering over the Bootleg Fire sent an avalanche of hot embers and gusty winds raining down on the fire line, helping the blaze grow to 241,407 acres with just 7 percent containment early Friday morning.
UPDATE: Vegetation Fire That Threatened Homes in Hercules ContainedFire crews in the East Bay have contained a vegetation fire burning in the area of Willow Avenue in Hercules late Thursday afternoon that threatened homes, according to officials.
Thunderstorms With Dry Lightning May Strike Bay Area Sunday, Weather Service WarnsThunderstorms with chances of dry lightning might make their way to the Bay Area on Sunday and Monday, according to the National Weather Service.
State Gives East Bay Park District $13.5M For Wildfire PreventionThe East Bay Regional Park District received $13.5 million from the state this week to improve its ability to fight wildfires and remove fuels like dead and dying trees, district officials said Thursday.
Dixie Fire In Northern California Grows To 3.5 Square Miles Near Camp Fire Zone; Survivors ConcernedA blaze that erupted near the flashpoint of the deadliest wildfire in recent U.S. history was heading away from homes on Thursday but survivors of the 2018 blaze in the town of Paradise worried that history could repeat itself.
UPDATE: Dolcini Fire Burning Near Novato in Marin County Grows to 35 AcresA wildfire burning in a rural area of Novato Wednesday afternoon has grown to 35 acres and is 40% contained, according to authorities.
California Wildfires: Dixie Fire Explodes to 1,200 Acres Near 2018 Camp Fire DestructionA wildfire that broke out in Plumas County Tuesday exploded in size overnight, growing to 1,200 acres not far from the same area devastated by the Camp Fire in 2018.
Santa Cruz Closes Off-Trail Open Spaces Due To Fire DangerThe city of Santa Cruz this week closed off-trail open spaces that the city owns due to fire risk.
Vegetation Fire South of Santa Rosa Brought Under ControlFire crews in Santa Rosa were able to Sonoma County Fire crews contain a vegetation fire burning south of the city Tuesday evening, according to authorities.