Power Lines Touching Trees Blamed for 4 NorCal WildfiresState fire officials blame power lines coming into contact with trees for sparking four Northern California wildfires last October that incinerated more than 130 buildings.
Cooler Weather Helps Crews Gain Ground On California WildfiresAuthorities say cooler temperatures overnight helped firefighters battling several wildfires in Northern and central California.
California Will Incinerate Dead Trees With Air-Curtain Burners To Prevent Forest FiresOfficials in California say they're preparing to use large air-blasting incinerators to burn up trees killed by drought and a beetle epidemic ravaging Sierra Nevada forests
16 Firefighters Placed On Paid Leave Over Unfounded Allegations Of A Sex VideoSixteen California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection firefighters are on paid leave in an ongoing investigation that grew out of unfounded allegations of a sex tape.
16 California Firefighters Placed On Paid Leave As Ongoing Sex Tape Investigation ContinuesSixteen state firefighters have been placed on paid leave in an ongoing investigation that grew out of what California fire officials say were unfounded allegations of a sex tape.
Sierra Wildfire Forces Evacuation Of Dozens Of HomesA wildfire burning on heavily forested land in Northern California has forced the evacuation of dozens of homes.
California Bans Open Burning On 31 Million Acres Due To Wildfire ThreatsOpen burning is being banned on 31 million acres of land throughout California because of the threat wildfires due to the lengthening drought.
More Crews Brought In To Fight Massive NorCal WildfireMore firefighters are arriving to help as crews struggle to contain a massive wildfire that's burning in Northern California's Colusa County.
Property Owners To Pay Fee To Bail Out Cash-Strapped California Fire Agency On Monday over 825,000 property owners, mostly in California’s rural areas near forests, started receiving a $150 annual fee by the state in order to help offset Cal Fire's budget deficit.
NorCal Fire Officials Braced For Lightning-Sparked FiresFire officials are bracing for the possibility of lightning-sparked fires across a wide area of Northern California as a number of thunderstorms move into the region.
Wildfire Near Redding 75% ContainedFire crews are continuing to make progress in their battle against a wildfire burning near Redding in Northern California.
Heavy Rains Dampen California Wildfire SeasonThe California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection says this year's above average rainfall helped to tamp down the number of acres burnt in wildfires.