Firefighters Work to Save Giant Sequoias From Advancing KNP Complex FireTwo lightning-sparked wildfires in California merged and made a run to the edge of a grove of ancient sequoias, momentarily driving away firefighters as they try to protect the world’s tallest tree by wrapping its base in protective foil.
$20M In Fire Prevention Grants Issued To Bay Area Agencies; Largest Share For East Bay HillsCal Fire has announced the recipients of its fire prevention grants for 2021, with the largest award in the Bay Area going to the Moraga-Orinda Fire District, which recently completed a major Cal Fire-funded project in north Orinda.
Hopkins Fire: Homes Burned; Forward Progress Stopped; Evacuation Orders Reduced To Warnings Firefighters stopped the forward progress of the Hopkins Fire Sunday evening, but not before fast-moving flames destroyed several homes in the Black Oak Estates neighborhood of the unincorporated Mendocino County community of Calpella.
Crews Make Progress on LA County Wildfire That Stopped Interstate 5 Traffic for HoursNearly all lanes of Interstate 5 in northern Los Angeles County were reopened Sunday as firefighters made progress on a wildfire that jumped across the road and spread across dry hillsides.
Firefighters Hold Caldor, Dixie Fires In Check; Newly Arrived Hot Shot Teams Bolster Fire Lines For the first time in nearly two months, the raging flames of Northern California's two megafires -- the Caldor Fire in Tahoe and the Dixie Fire in Plumas County -- showed little growth overnight as firefighters gained containment of the two blazes that have burned more than 1,720 square miles.
Vegetation Fire Burning West of PetalumaCal Fire crews are responding Wednesday afternoon to a vegetation fire reported west of Petaluma.
Cal Fire: Hot, Dry Weather and Poor Fire Conditions Expected Through End of 2021Hot, dry temperatures and increased fire risk are expected to continue throughout California through at least December, Cal Fire Chief Thom Porter warned Tuesday.
Dixie Fire: Firefight Along Highway 395; Flames Surge Into Sugar Fire Burn Scar; Structures Burned In Dixie ValleyShifting winds overnight slowed the advance of the Dixie Fire as flames roared toward homes in the Dixie Valley in Plumas County early Tuesday, but the wildfire made an aggressive run down the escarpment on the southeastern edge of the blaze across Highway 395, shutting down the freeway for several hours.
WILDFIRE UPDATE: North Bay Fire Crews Battle Wildfire Near Clearlake OaksFire crews in the North Bay battled a small brush fire near Clearlake Oaks Monday afternoon.
Dixie Fire: Flames Quickly Advance In Dixie Valley; 'Structures Lost' In Firefight; Blaze Grows To 910,495 AcresFirefighters battled to save homes from Dixie Fire's unrelenting wall of flames in the Dixie Valley early Monday as the wildfire continued its southeastern march into the massive burn scar left over from July's Beckwourth Complex fire.
Crews Respond to Vegetation Fire in Amador CountyA growing vegetation fire off of Lawrence Road in the community of Fiddletown is being responded to by fire crews, according to a Twitter post by the Amador/El Dorado area's Cal Fire unit.
Dixie Fire: Tearful Return To Greenville; Firefighter Dies; Flames Advance Toward Dixie ValleyResidents were overcome with emotions and tears flowed freely Saturday as they returned to the burned-out remains of Greenville, shifting through the piles of rubble that were once their homes for any cherish memento that survived the onslaught of the devastating Dixie Fire.
Dixie Fire Update: Firefight On Escarpment Near Highway 395; 'This Fire Moves Even When There Is No Wind' Firefighters battled the ever-expanding Dixie Fire Friday along the blaze's eastern edge as flames continued to burn through bone-dry forest and grasslands, advancing to within a half mile of the massive burn scar left over from the Sugar Fire that was a part of July's Beckwourth Complex blaze.
Crews Have Lassen Fire In Lucas Valley-Marinwood Almost Completely ContainedCal Fire reported early Thursday morning that a grass fire started in the Lucas Valley-Marinwood community the afternoon before was still burning but fire crews had it 90% contained.
Dixie Fire Update: Wind-Whipped Blaze Rapidly Advances Toward Highway 395; Wall Of Flames Surges Several MilesGusty winds whistled across the southeastern edge of the massive Dixie Fire late Wednesday, pushing the wall of flames several miles toward Highway 395 as firefighters braced to once again engage the blaze in the treacherous terrain of the escarpment.