Cal Fire Chief Thom Porter To Retire After 3 Massive Wildfire SeasonsThe chief of California’s forestry and wildland firefighting agency announced Monday that he will retire next month after shepherding the state through three historic wildfire seasons.
Cal Fire to Lift Burn Permit Suspension in Monterey, San Benito CountiesCal Fire is lifting its suspension of burn permits on Monday for Monterey and San Benito counties, agency officials said Saturday.
UPDATE: Cal Fire Officials Discuss How Controlled Burn Erupted Into Estrada FireCal Fire says the 40 firefighters on the ground at a controlled burn in the hills above Watsonville Friday simply were not enough when the winds picked up and began to carry embers beyond their carefully constructed containment lines.
Rain Helps Firefighters Battling Estrada Fire In Santa Cruz CountyFirefighters battling the Estrada Fire near Watsonville were aided by rain overnight and expect containment to increase by Monday evening, Cal Fire said.
UPDATE: Estrada Fire Containment 35%; Evacuation Orders Downgraded as Crews Mop UpThe Estrada Fire, which sparked in south Santa Cruz County when a prescribed burn jumped its containment lines Friday, is now 35 percent contained and has burned 148 acres, Cal Fire said Saturday afternoon.
Vegetation Fire Burning Near Discovery Bay In California DeltaFire crews are responding to a five-acre vegetation fire burning in the eastern part of Contra Costa County, according to authorities.
UPDATE: Burning, Stolen Car May Have Sparked Newell Fire In Napa County; Driver ArrestedAuthorities in Napa County on Monday night said a car that had been stolen was found burning near where the fast-moving Newell Fire started in American Canyon.
Red Flag Warning: Crews Stand By In Santa Cruz Mountains As Winds Whip UpAs winds whipped up in the wildfire-ravaged Santa Cruz Mountains during the Red Flag Warning on Monday, Cal Fire crews were standing by, not taking any chances.
UPDATE: Cal Fire Crews Contain Murieta Fire Burning in Sacramento CountyCal Fire and local crews have stopped the spread of a brush fire Monday afternoon that has burned about five acres in Sacramento County, according to authorities.
Miners Fire In Nevada County Prompts New Evacuation WarningsAn evacuation warning has been issued due to the Miners Fire in the North San Juan Area of Nevada County.
Wind-Toppled Tree Damages Home, Cars In El GranadaA home was damaged and three vehicles were crushed when winds blew over a large tree in El Granada overnight on the San Mateo County coast.