Drought-Free After Wet Winter, California Still Braces For Difficult Fire SeasonEven with the state's drought declared over, Cal Fire is bracing for a worse-than-average fire season this summer.
Climate Science Blames California's Explosive Fire Season On Hotter NightsClimate scientists may have a clue as to why fire season is off to such an explosive start.
California Braces For Severe Fire SeasonWith nearly 30,000 acres charred already, California could be in for a severe wildfire season, U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein said Thursday as firefighters worked to contain blazes around the state.
California Backs Off Easing Standard For Inmate FirefightersCalifornia's new corrections chief is backing off a plan to lower standards for inmate firefighters.
1,200 Apply Early To Join Cal Fire Force For Upcoming Wildfire SeasonWhile the calendar says February, Cal Fire is getting an early start on making sure it has enough staff to battle this year’s wildfires.
Butts Fire Forces Middletown Couple To Evacuate Their Dream HomeAaron and Angela Wiebe were drawn to the Berryessa Heights subdivision now ravaged by the Butts fire because of Pope Valley’s natural beauty and solitude.
Gov. Brown: 'We're Getting Ready For The Worst' California Fire SeasonCalifornia governor Jerry Brown warned he was gearing up for what could be this drought-stricken state's worst wildfire season ever.
Cal Fire Hiring Seasonal Firefighters, Busy Season Expected Cal Fire announced they’re hiring more seasonal firefighters in response to the state having already seen three times as many wild fires this year than normal.
Mount Diablo Wildfire Doubles In Size As Nearby Residents FleeA wildfire burning in Mount Diablo State Park grew to six square miles Monday, more than doubling in size over the 24-hour period since it broke out, forcing more people to leave their homes and leading to a smoke advisory for area residents.
Pittsburg Wildfire Prompts Changes At CoCo Fire Protection DistrictA recent 500 acre grass fire in Pittsburg possibly sparked by illegal fireworks showed how critically understaffed the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District has become, Chief Darryl Louder said Tuesday.
California Firefighting Aircraft Ready To Battle Wildfires Weeks Ahead Of NormalThe early arrival of dangerous fire conditions has prompted state emergency responders to spring into action earlier than usual.