River Fire: Firefighters Battle Soaring Temperatures, Raging Flames Near Yosemite National ParkFirefighters battled triple digit temperatures and gusty winds Tuesday as the River Fire, burning in the Sierra Nevada south of Yosemite National Park, grew to more than 9,500 acres, destroyed several structures and triggered mandatory evacuations in Madera County.
UPDATE: Beckwourth Complex Fire Grows To 90,000+ Acres; 26% ContainedThe Beckwourth Complex Fire burning near the Nevada border grew to three times the size of San Francisco, by Monday night.
Bootleg Fire Advances Toward Summer Lake; Disrupts Power Transmissions To California
Cal ISO Issues Flex Alert for Monday as Oregon Wildfire Threatens Transmission LinesThe California Independent System Operator has issued a Flex Alert for 4 to 9 p.m. Monday. Officials said the alert is needed due to the impact of the Bootleg Fire in Oregon on electric transmission lines.
Diablo Fire Near Byron Contained After Burning 128 AcresCrews battling the Diablo Fire near Byron have the blaze contained at 128 acres, Cal Fire said.
Bootleg Fire Doubles In Size To More Than 143,600 Acres; Vital Grid Power Lines ThreatenedThe raging Bootleg Fire, fueled by tinder-dry forest land and gusty winds in the Fremont-Winema National Forest, exploded in size overnight to more than 146,000 acres near the California-Oregon border.
Beckwourth Complex Fires North of Tahoe Advance as Heat Wave Blankets the WestThe Beckwourth Complex -- two lightning-caused fires burning 45 miles north of Lake Tahoe -- showed no sign of slowing its rush northeast from the Sierra Nevada forest region after doubling in size between Friday and Saturday.
Raging Bootleg Fire Threatening Vital Northern California Power Grid Lines; Bay Area Crews Join FirefightWith soaring temperatures already pushing California's power grid to the limit, utility officials were keeping a weary eye on the Bootleg Fire that is raging out of control in Southern Oregon and threatening Path 66 -- a vital electric line corridor linking the state with the Oregon power grid.
Drought-Plagued Western U.S. Stuck in Vicious Climate Feedback LoopMore than 30 million people are under heat warnings and advisories with more than 93 percent of the West in drought this week. Scientists say heat and drought are inextricably linked in a vicious feedback loop that climate change makes even harder to break.
Cannabis Company Reportedly Takes Responsibility For Broiler Fire In Mendocino CountyA cannabis company has reportedly taken responsibility for a wildfire that broke out in Mendocino County on Wednesday and destroyed several structures.
Portions Of Plumas National Forest Closed As Beckwourth Complex Fire Burns, Heat ReturnsFlames threatening campgrounds and cabins prompted evacuations and closed off a swath of Northern California forest as the state prepared for another weekend of dry, scorching weather and the continuing threat of wildfires.
North Bay Crews, Residents Prepare for Extremely Dangerous Wildfire SeasonFire departments throughout the Bay Area report an increase in fire activity but, so far this season, we haven’t seen a wildfire explode out of control. Still, as temperatures again soar, so does the risk.
Heat Wave In Santa Cruz Mountains Puts Fire Crews On High AlertResidents along with fire crews in the Santa Cruz Mountains are bracing for hot temperatures and high fire danger, as a heat wave is expected to scorch much of Northern California this weekend.
UPDATE: Broiler Fire Burns 80 Acres Near Redwood Valley In Mendocino County, Evacuations LiftedA wildfire that broke out in Mendocino County north of Ukiah Wednesday afternoon has burned 80 acres prompted nearby residents to evacuate for several hours, according to authorities.
This Year’s Wildfire Season Looking Worse Than Last Year’s Devastating SeasonWhile last year’s wildfire season in California was devastating, with almost 10,000 wildfires torching over 6,000 square miles, this year’s wildfire season is looking like it could be worse.