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.
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.
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: 'Extreme Fire Behavior' Moves Wall Of Flames Along Highway 50 Toward Tahoe BasinA wall of flames from the Caldor Fire advanced along the Highway 50 corridor early Friday, stirring up 'extreme fire behavior' that ripped through thick stands of timber and tinder-dry underbrush as the blaze continued to move toward the heavily populated Lake Tahoe Basin.
Caldor Fire Update: Winds Whip Up Flames Along Highway 50; New Evacuation Orders IssuedGusty up-canyon winds whipped up the Caldor Fire along Highway 50 as firefighters engaged flames near the mountain community of Kyburz early Thursday, attempting to slow the blaze's advance toward the heavily populated Lake Tahoe basin.
UPDATE: Bennett Fire Near Grass Valley Burns 60 Acres, 60% ContainedThe Nevada County Office of Emergency Services said Wednesday evening that the Bennett Fire near Grass Valley was approximately 60 acres and already 60% contained.
Caldor Fire Update: Blaze 'Just Simply Outpaced Us'; Burn Zone Grows To 122,980 Acres With 11 Percent Containment Like many residents in the Sierra foothills, San Francisco winemakers Amy and Aaron Bryan find themselves in a battle with the smoke and flames of the raging Caldor Fire.
'Knocking on Door to Lake Tahoe Basin;' Caldor Fire Eclipses 114,000 Acres; Nation's Top Firefighting PriorityThe Caldor Fire burning in the Sierra Nevada has become the top firefighting priority in the nation and the Cal Fire chief Monday afternoon acknowledged the possible threat to the Lake Tahoe area.
Caldor Fire Update: Wildfire Jumps Hwy 50, Grows to Over 98,000 AcresFlames from the Caldor Fire jumped the still shut down Highway 50 Saturday evening as the massive blaze in El Dorado County continued to grow.
UPDATE: Caldor Fire Still 0% Contained After 7 Days, Forces Closure Of National ParksAfter seven days, the Caldor fire in the Sierra Nevada continued burning unabated Saturday morning, forcing the closure of several national parks, according to Cal Fire officials.
UPDATE: Cache Fire Destroys Dozens Of Homes, Burns 80 Acres In Lake CountyA wildfire burning in Lake County Wednesday grew to 80 acres, destroying dozens of homes and forcing evacuations in the communities of Clearlake and Lower Lake, according to authorities.
Newsom Lays Out Firefighting Strategy As Wildfire Season Heats UpWith the peak of wildfire season still ahead, Gov. Gavin Newsom pledged more money and more manpower, along with a shift in strategy in a visit to the fire-ravaged Santa Cruz Mountains on Tuesday.
Dixie Fire Update: New Mandatory Evacuation Orders Issued For Janesville in Lassen CountyOfficials in Lassen County have expanded mandatory evacuation orders in Janesville west of Highway 395 early Monday evening due to the growing Dixie Fire.