UPDATE: Cal Fire Officials Discuss How Controlled Burn Erupted Into Estrada FireCal Fire says the 40 firefighters on the ground at a controlled burn in the hills above Watsonville Friday simply were not enough when the winds picked up and began to carry embers beyond their carefully constructed containment lines.
UPDATE: Estrada Fire Near Watsonville 60% Contained; All Evacuation Warnings LiftedThe Estrada Fire in Santa Cruz County that started on Friday when a controlled burn jumped containment lines is now 60% contained after burning 148 acres, according to Cal Fire.
Flames Reach Ancient Sequoias; Crews in Pitched Battle to Save Giant Forest GroveFire officials warned Sunday that strong winds were contributing to “critical fire conditions” in the area of the KNP Complex, two lightning-sparked blazes that merged on the western side of Sequoia National Park where crews were battling to preserve a grove of ancient trees.
UPDATED: Grass Fire North Of Vacaville ContainedFirefighters have contained a brush fire that threatened structures and briefly prompted evacuations north of Vacaville Tuesday morning.
Glass Fire Update: Calistoga Homeowners On Edge As Glass Fire Continues To ThreatenIt was another day of watching, waiting, and hoping in the areas around Calistoga Thursday as the Glass Fire continued to threaten homes from multiple directions.
Glass Fire Update: Residents Flee Area Around St. Helena; New Boysen, Shady Fires Force Evacuations Near Santa Rosa; Wall Of Flames Jumps Silverado TrailThe raging Glass Fire roared through wine county near St. Helena Sunday, quickly growing to more than 2,500 acres, burning through vineyards, destroying structures, driving at least 2,000 local residents from their homes and leaving a path of new destruction in a region already ravaged by blazes.
Creek Fire: National Guard Helicopter Crews Rescue 200+ Trapped Sierra CampersCalifornia National Guard helicopter crews frantically airlifted more than 200 people as a wall of flames from the fast-moving Creek Fire burning in the Sierra bore down on them.
Watchdog: California Wildfire Victims Personal Data Wrongly Released By FEMAThe Federal Emergency Management Agency wrongly released to a contractor the personal information of 2.3 million survivors of devastating 2017 hurricanes and California wildfires, potentially exposing the victims to identity fraud and theft.
Some Evacuation Orders Lifted for Camp Fire Burn Zone in Butte CountyAuthorities are lifting evacuation orders for some communities ravaged by the Camp Fire but said no traffic will be allowed into the town of Paradise, which was the most devastated community in last month's blaze.
Rainfall Helps Nearly Extinguish Camp Fire, But Hinders SearchesThe heavy California rainfall is a major contributor in extinguishing the Camp Fire, but it's also making it more difficult for search teams to identify bone fragments in Paradise.
New Spot Fire In Butte County Prompts More Evacuations In CherokeeNew evacuations were ordered in Cherokee, southeast of the town of Paradise, due to a new spot fire that expanded in the late hours of the night.
A Rescue Amid The Ruins Of ParadiseAs coroner's teams searched for clues about the missing in the ashes of the Camp Fire, a living cat was found and rescued.
At Least 9 Dead In Butte County Fire; 6,500 Homes Lost, 90,000 Acres BurnedAt least nine people are known dead in a massive wildfire in Butte County that reached 90,000 acres Friday, leaving behind catastrophic damage to communities with thousands of homes and buildings destroyed in what quickly grew into the state's most destructive fire in at least a century.
Contractor Dies In Accident At Scene Of Ranch FireA contractor doing repair work at the scene of the largest wildfire in California's recorded history has died in a vehicle accident.
Smoke From California Wildfires Can Now Be Seen In Ohio, Experts SayAccording to the U.S. National Weather Service, smoke from the California wildfires is now affecting the skies high over states like Ohio.