California Exhausts Initial Firefighting Budget Before Entering Wildfire SeasonCalifornia has exhausted its initial firefighting budget just three months into its fiscal year.
Growing List Of NorCal Communities Running Out Of Water In Just 60 DaysAt least a dozen communities in Northern and Central California are at risk of running out of water in just 60 days. The areas in jeopardy include Colusa and El Dorado and Butte County.
Thousands Battling King Wildfire In El Dorado County, Nearly 40% ContainedMore than 7,000 firefighters in better-than-expected conditions managed to extend their lines around a huge and unwieldy wildfire that has threatened thousands of homes for well over a week and fouled the air in two states.
Wet Weather Helps Crews Make Progress On King Fire In El Dorado CountyCooler, wet weather helped firefighters make progress on a huge Northern California wildfire that destroyed nearly three-dozen structures, forced the evacuation of more than 2,000 people and forced the cancellation of a sporting event because of the smoke.
Higher Humidity Creates Calmer Conditions For Crews Battling King Wildfire In El Dorado CountyHigher humidity Friday helped slow the growth of a massive wildfire in El Dorado County that authorities say was set deliberately and has forced some 2,800 people to evacuate.
Man Facing Arson Charge Due In Court As Massive El Dorado King Wildfire Rages OnA man with a long criminal history is scheduled to be arraigned Friday on charges that he set a huge wildfire still burning in El Dorado County.
Fast-Moving King Fire Explodes To 70,000 Acres Overnight, Doubling In SizeThe King fire has burned 70,944 acres, a growth of 43,000 acres overnight as flames made a run to the northwest forcing mandatory evacuations for residents in Quintette and Volcanoville.
Bay Area Fire Crews Sent To Battle King Fire Near Lake TahoeAs part of statewide mutual aid, the Santa Clara County Fire Department has sent a strike team, to El Dorado County's King Fire, one of the largest wildfires burning in California.