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.
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.
Wildfires Threaten Giant Sequoias, Shut Sequoia National ParkSequoia National Park was shut down and its namesake gigantic trees were potentially threatened Tuesday as two forest fires burned in steep and dangerous terrain in California’s Sierra Nevada.
President Biden Journeys To California; Newsom Recall Support; Wildfire Damage Tour On AgendaFor the first time since his election, President Joe Biden boarded Air Force One Monday to head to California for a tour of the devastation left in the wake of the Caldor Fire and give support to Gov. Gavin Newsom, who faces a recall election on Tuesday.
Caldor Fire Update: Stretch Of Highway 50 Reopens; Residents Return To Burned-Out Grizzly Flats Neighborhoods Weeks after the Caldor Fire roared up Highway 50 into the Tahoe Basin, state officials reopened a stretch of the roadway Sunday as residents began an emotional return to neighborhoods ravaged by the blaze in the El Dorado County community of Grizzly Flats.
Dixie Fire Threatens SETI Antenna Array Used to Search For Extraterrestrial LifeA set of radio telescope antennas used by the SETI Institute to scan the heavens for signs of extraterrestrial life is being endangered by the massive Dixie Fire, according to officials.
Dixie Fire Update: Weather Continues to Help Effort to Contain Massive WildfireAs the still growing Dixie Fire continued to creep towards the 1 million acre mark Saturday, Cal Fire crews tried to take advantage of improving weather conditions to increase containment.
Dixie Fire Update: Wind-Whipped Flames Make 13-Mile Run Though Old Station; Firefighters Challenged By 50-Foot FlamesWhile rain showers tamed the massive Dixie Fire along its southeastern edge, the erratic winds kicked up by the thundershowers whipped up a six-mile wide swath of the blaze north of Lassen Volcanic National Park, fueling a 13-mile run by a massive wall of flames.
UPDATE: 110 Lightning Strikes In Bay Area; Storm Front Moves East; Red Flag Warning Canceled Lightning etched across the sky and thunder rumbled overhead as a storm front rolled through Sonoma County early Friday, rekindling deep-seeded fears and anxieties lingering within local residents from the LNU Complex fire that ravaged the region last year.
Lightning Strikes Ignite New Wildfires In El Dorado County; Tahoe Firefighters Rush To Battle BlazesCrews battling Tahoe's massive Caldor Fire were rushed from the fire lines early Friday to battle new lightning-ignited wildfires throughout El Dorado County as a cold front rolled over the region, carrying with it thundershowers.
Overnight Lightning Strikes in North Bay Keep Residents, Firefighters on EdgeThere were several reports of rain, thunder and lightning in the North Bay Thursday night as an unstable weather system moved over the Bay Area amid a Red Flag Warning that has fire crews watchful.
Dixie Fire Update: New Evacuation Orders Issued in Lassen County as Firefight IntensifiesCal Fire announced new evacuation orders in Lassen County early Thursday evening as the massive Dixie Fire continued to rip through the forests of Lassen Volcanic National Park.
Bay Area Residents Mark One-Year Anniversary of Skies Turning Eerie Orange from Wildfire SmokePeople across the San Francisco Bay Area on Thursday were remembering the sinister hue the skies took on the one-year anniversary of the day wildfire smoke turned the sky an apocalyptic shade of orange.