Cal Fire Bans Burn Permits In 6 NorCal Counties Due To High Fire DangerThe increasing fire danger prompted Cal Fire to suspend burn permits in Sonoma, Lake, Napa, Solano, Yolo, and Colusa Counties. The ban does not apply to campfires within campgrounds and on private property.
Brush Fire Burns In Hills East Of MilpitasForward progress has been stopped on a 35-acre brush fire in unincorporated Santa Clara County east of Milpitas, according to Cal Fire.
Wildfire Near Morgan Hill Grows To 210 Acres, 70 Percent ContainedA vegetation fire just east near U.S. Highway 101 between South San Jose and Morgan Hill in Santa Clara County has consumed approximately 75 acres and is zero percent contained, Cal Fire is reporting.
Sand Fire In Yolo County Grows To 2,200 Acres, 20 Percent ContainmentFirefighters in Yolo County had made some progress on the Sand Fire Sunday afternoon, bringing the 2,200 acre wildfire to 20 percent containment, authorities said.
Four-Alarm Wildfire Erupts Near Cordelia; Residents Return To HomesA wildfire that erupted in a woodland area near Cordelia grew to four alarms and burned 24 acres Friday, triggering mandatory evacuations of several residences on Thomasson Lane before the blaze's progress was halted.
California Foundation to Develop Wildfire-Fighting PrizeThe X Prize Foundation is developing a contest for technology that can detect and extinguish wildfires before they grow too large.
Drought-Free After Wet Winter, California Still Braces For Difficult Fire SeasonEven with the state's drought declared over, Cal Fire is bracing for a worse-than-average fire season this summer.
Hang Glider Pilot Dies After Plunging Into Coast Near PacificaA hang glider pilot died late Sunday afternoon when he plunged into the Pacific Ocean off the coast near Pacifica, a Cal Fire spokesman said.
Fire Burns At Cal Fire Station In St. Helena, Damages Several Fire EnginesA fire broke out at a Cal Fire station in Saint Helena late Thursday evening and damaged several fire engines.
Crews Clear Out Ukiah Forest To Prevent Future WildfiresIn one of the largest emergency forest projects underway in California, crews are thinning two sections of forest on both sides of Ukiah.
Cal Fire Blames Tubbs Fire On Private Electrical LinesCal Fire announced Thursday that an investigation has determined the deadly Tubbs Fire that ravaged Santa Rosa in October of 2017 was started by a private electrical system and not by PG&E equipment.
Report Critical Of Costly Battle To Tame 2016 Big Sur WildfireWhen a wildfire burned across Big Sur two years ago and threatened hundreds of homes scattered on the scenic hills, thousands of firefighters responded with overwhelming force, attacking flames from the air and ground.
Cal Fire Chief Recommends Banning Home Construction In Vulnerable AreasCalifornia's increasingly deadly and destructive wildfires have become so unpredictable that government officials should consider banning home construction in vulnerable areas, the state's top firefighter says.
UC Berkeley Honors Bay Area Firefighters At The Big GameUC Berkeley hosted firefighters and their families at the annual Big Game on Saturday, which was itself postponed two weeks because of smoke from the Camp Fire in Butte County.
Local Firefighters Help Coworker Who Lost Home In Camp FireA firefighter who commuted from Paradise to Half Moon Bay lost his home to the Camp Fire. His fellow firefighters banded together to help him and his family.