Stanford Lab Develops Weather-Resistant Fire RetardantA Stanford assistant professor and his students have invented a weather-resistant fire retardant that could change the way Calfire crews fight fires in California.
California Aims To Find Towns That May Be The Next ParadiseThey all could be the next Paradise. Impoverished towns in the shadow of Mount Shasta. Rustic Gold Rush cities in the Sierra Nevada foothills. High-dollar resort communities on the shores of Lake Tahoe.
Insurance Claims From Deadly California Wildfires Top $11.4 Billion Insurance claims from California's deadly November 2018 wildfires have topped $11.4 billion, making the series of fires one of the most expensive in state history, officials said Monday.
Cal Fire: Deadly Cascade Fire Sparked By Sagging PG&E Power LinesThe deadly Cascade Fire that claimed four lives and destroyed 264 structures in Yuba County was started by sagging Pacific Gas and Electric power lines coming into contact during heavy winds.
'Human-Caused' Shasta Area Wildfire Forces I-5 Closure, EvacuationsBoth directions of Interstate 5 connecting California and Oregon were closed and evacuations were ordered Wednesday when a fast-moving wildfire swept through a wilderness area.
Wildfire Sends Tahoe Campers Scrambling For SafetyBob Newburg was expecting a Labor Day weekend enjoying the solitude and beauty of the Tahoe National Forest. Then the orange glow on the horizon began moving toward his campsite.
Relentless Wildfires Taking Mental, Physical Toll On FirefightersAn online survey of some 400 firefighters has found that mental and physical fatigue leads to injuries while battling outbreaks of wildfires.
Firefighters Keep Evacuated Family's Pet Fish AliveA Redding family who fled the sprawling Carr Fire returned home to find something fishy had happened while they were away and they were elated.
Lack Of Controlled Burns Contributing To California WildfiresCalifornia’s devastating wildfires have been fueled by drought, heat and what Calfire calls missed opportunities to clear overgrown forests.
Young Children Die In Rural San Benito County FireThe bodies of four people -- including two small children -- were discovered in the burned out remains of a camping trailer by Calfire crews battling wildfires in rural San Benito County.
Wind-Driven Wildfires Near Byron 85% ContainedA series of wind-driven fires burning in eastern Alameda and Contra Costa counties since Wednesday afternoon are 85 percent contained as of Thursday morning.
7 Wind-Whipped Fires In Altamont Area Burn 500 AcresAlameda County fire officials confirm crews are responding to seven growing grass fires in Byron near Mountain House Road and Grantline Road in the Altamont area near Byron.
Residents In Napa Take Fire Reporting Into Their Own HandsPeople in the North Bay fire zones want to do something about a lack of information being provided by officials as to whether their homes are still standing.
Anxious Mendocino County Residents Feeling Cut Off By Redwood Complex FireThe fast-moving Redwood Complex wildfire in Mendocino County is forcing mandatory evacuations, having already killed at least three people as of Tuesday.
Crews Fight Back Flames To Save Homes In CoronaFirefighters hosed down blazing trees within a few feet of homes threatened by a wildfire that surged through suburban canyons in Southern California and sent hundreds of people scrambling for safety.