UPDATE: Santa Rosa Flooding Forces Evacuations in Bennett Valley; Schools ClosedResidents of 95 homes and a four-unit apartment building in Santa Rosa's Bennett Valley neighborhood were evacuated Sunday afternoon due to flooding, city officials said.
Petaluma 13-Year-Old Arrested Following School Bomb ThreatA 13-year-old student has been arrested for allegedly making a bomb threat that briefly caused the evacuation of Petaluma Junior High School on Friday morning, police said.
Brentwood House Fire Spreads To Other Homes In Area; Neighbors EvacuatedA house fire in Brentwood, fueled by strong winds, reportedly spread to other homes in the neighborhood, forcing evacuations Tuesday morning.
Caldor Fire Update: Containment Hits 50%; Soaring Temperatures Elevate Fire Danger AgainAs the intensity of the Caldor Fire eased and containment increased Tuesday, the thousands of firefighters battling the massive blaze faced a new challenge -- a sweltering heat wave that sent temperatures in the Tahoe Basin soaring to near triple digits.
How To Help Caldor Fire VictimsAs the intensity of the Caldor Fire eased and containment increased Tuesday, thousands were returning to the homes after spending weeks or days in evacuation centers.
Caldor Fire Update: Bear Warning Issued For Returning Tahoe Residents; Mountain Firefight In Desolation WildernessAs thousands of South Lake Tahoe residents returned to their homes Monday, officials issued a warning to be on the lookout for bears who have been wandering through the evacuated neighborhoods, ransacking trash cans and homes while scavenging for food.
Dixie Fire: Flames Quickly Advance In Dixie Valley; 'Structures Lost' In Firefight; Blaze Grows To 910,495 AcresFirefighters battled to save homes from Dixie Fire's unrelenting wall of flames in the Dixie Valley early Monday as the wildfire continued its southeastern march into the massive burn scar left over from July's Beckwourth Complex fire.
Caldor Fire Update: South Lake Tahoe Residents Cleared To Return To HomesWith containment of the massive Caldor Fire growing by the hour, the El Dorado County sheriff downgraded evacuation orders to warnings for many neighborhoods in South Lake Tahoe Sunday, allowing thousands of residents to begin the journey back to their homes.
Dixie Fire: Tearful Return To Greenville; Firefighter Dies; Flames Advance Toward Dixie ValleyResidents were overcome with emotions and tears flowed freely Saturday as they returned to the burned-out remains of Greenville, shifting through the piles of rubble that were once their homes for any cherish memento that survived the onslaught of the devastating Dixie Fire.
Caldor Fire: 'Monumental Day' As Hundreds Return To Homes Near Pollock PinesOptimism continued to soar Saturday within the ranks of the small army of firefighters battling the massive Caldor Fire near Lake Tahoe. Evacuated residents were returning homes on the secured western edge of the blaze while crews had slowed the advance of the flames on the outskirts of South Lake Tahoe.
Caldor Fire Update: Cal Fire 'Cautiously Optimistic' As Winds Ease; Devastation In Phillips Park; Firefight At Lower Echo LakeBeloved cabins reduced to piles of rubble, memories incinerated in minutes, those bore witness early Friday to the intensity of the firefight with the massive Caldor Fire in Phillips Park as it raged along Highway 50 on its march to South Lake Tahoe.
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.
Caldor Fire Update: Crews Take Advantage of Weather, Increase Containment; 3 Looting Suspects ArrestedFirefighters mounting a defense of South Lake Tahoe on Thursday were able to take advantage of favorable weather conditions, gaining ground on the Caldor Fire as authorities arrested their third looting suspect.
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.
Caldor Fire Update: Crews Battle Flames Near Kirkwood, Heavenly Valley; New Evacuation Warnings In Alpine CountyHundreds of firefighters battled the advancing flames of the massive Caldor Fire near the Kirkwood ski resort Wednesday as strengthening afternoon winds tossed ember clouds well ahead of the control lines and ignited spot fires.