UPDATE: Firefighters Halt Grass Fire Near San Rafael; Evacuations Lifted In Lucas Valley-MarinwoodA grass fire in the Lucas Valley-Marinwood area near San Rafael forced a number of evacuations Wednesday afternoon before firefighters got it under control.
Caldor Fire Update: Crews Battle Flames Near Kirkwood, Heavenly Valley; New Evacuation Warnings In Alpine CountyHundreds of firefighters battled the advancing flames of the massive Caldor Fire near the Kirkwood ski resort Wednesday as strengthening afternoon winds tossed ember clouds well ahead of the control lines and ignited spot fires.
UPDATE: Air Quality Advisories Issued for Thursday, Friday Due to Wildfire SmokeThe Bay Area Air Quality Management District has issued air quality advisories for Thursday and Friday because of wildfire smoke returning to the region, according to officials.
'Animals Are Running For Their Lives': Wildlife Rescue Groups Rush Animals Away From FlamesAs people piled into their cars, animals hit the road too. The flames frightened wildlife, forcing animals from their homes.
Caldor Fire Update: Fire Grows to Nearly 200,000 Acres; Evacuations Ordered for Douglas County, NVNew mandatory evacuation orders were issued for parts of Nevada's Douglas County earlier Tuesday as the Caldor Fire grew to nearly 200,000 acres by evening, according to authorities.
Massive Dixie Fire Tops 800,000 Acres; New Evacuations Ordered; Fire Train Helping CrewsThe second-largest wildfire in California history, the Dixie Fire burned another 36,000 acres over the past 24 hours and prompted new evacuations in Plumas County Tuesday.
Caldor Fire Update: Wall Of Flames Roars Over Echo Summit; Exodus Leaves South Lake Tahoe Deserted A wall of flames from the Caldor Fire roared over Echo Summit at Highway 50 Monday evening, racing down the mountainside toward the Lake Tahoe Basin where thousands of residents were forced to flee their homes in a mass exodus that clogged the few routes out of the region.
Caldor Fire Threatens Beloved Camp Concord on Shore of Lake TahoeHundreds of homes and businesses near Lake Tahoe are endangered as the Caldor Fire continues to grow, but so is a piece of property beloved by tens of thousands of Bay Area residents.
Forest Service Closes All National Forests In California Through Mid-September Due To Wildfire DangerThe U.S. Forest Service on Monday ordered the closure of national forests in California through mid-September, amid ongoing massive wildfires burning throughout the state.
Dixie Fire Update: Taylorsville Threatened By Stubborn Spot Fire; Firefighting Drones To Be DeployedFire crews battling the massive Dixie Fire burning across five Northern California counties will be using drones to drop fire balls from the sky to help keep flames from reaching the community of Taylorsville.
Caldor Fire Update: Cabins Burning Near Echo Summit; Evacuation Warning Issued For Tahoe Basin The massive Caldor Fire advanced toward Echo Summit Sunday afternoon, burning cabins near Camp Sacramento as crews raced to build protection lines at the Sierra-at-Tahoe ski resort and residents were ordered to evacuate their homes in Myers, Fallen Leaf Lake and Christmas Valley.
Regional Air Quality Advisory Issued for MondayAir district officials issued an air quality advisory for Monday as haze and smoke from wildfires lingers above the Bay Area.
Caldor Fire: 'Pivotal Day' In Protecting Lake Tahoe; 4,000 Acres Burn OvernightFirefighters faced a critical day in efforts to prevent the massive Caldor Fire from reaching the Lake Tahoe resort region Saturday, fearing that hot, gusty winds could fuel the stubborn blaze.
Smoke Plume Over Bay Area Triggers Spare the Air Alert, Forces Cancellation Of Youth Sports GamesShifting winds pulled a large plume of smoke from the raging Caldor and Monument wildfires over the San Francisco Bay Area Friday, casting a haze over the area, triggering a Spare the Air alert, and forcing the cancellation of youth sports games.
UPDATE: Tuolumne County Evacuees Head Home as Crews Slow Growth of Washington FireAnother wildfire that caused tense moments for residents in the Sierra Nevada foothills of Tuolumne County Thursday has since subsided, with some evacuees getting a chance to return home Friday.