Rain Gives Crews Upper Hand In Fighting King Wildfire, Now Over 40% ContainedWet weather was helping firefighters gain control of a massive wildfire threatening thousands of homes in the Sierra Nevada foothills of California.
NASA Photo Captures Massive Scar Left On California By King FireMassive fire burning in the foothills between Sacramento and Lake Tahoe has created a huge charred gash in the side of the golden state.
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.
Heat, Wind Could Stoke King Fire In El Dorado County, Around 2,000 More Firefighters Brought InComing winds and warmer temperatures brought worries that progress made in slowing the growth of a massive wildfire in Northern California could be undone.
Crews Bracing For Hotter Weather, Increased Fire Activity In King WildfireCrews battling a huge Northern California wildfire are bracing for hotter temperatures and erratic winds.
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.
Smoke From King Fire Forces Cancelation Of Ironman Triathlon At Lake TahoeThe call was made Sunday after thousands of competitors and race personnel arrived at Kings Beach State Park, on Tahoe's North Shore, for the planned 6:30 a.m. start.
Massive King Fire In Sierra Foothill Grows To 80,000+ Acres; 4 Homes DestroyedThe King Fire in the Sierra Foothill is still spreading, but not as fast.
More Than 500,000 Gallons Of Retardant Used On King Fire In Sierra, Arson Suspect Pleads Not GuiltyA massive Northern California wildfire is burning so explosively because of the prolonged drought that firefighters are finding normal amounts of retardant aren't stopping the flames. And so they are dropping record-breaking amounts -- more than 203,000 gallons in one day alone.
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.
California Drought Exacerbating King Fire, Cal Fire Official SaysCal Fire officials say the rapid spread of the King Fire near Pollock Pines is exactly what they had worried about as California had become ground zero for the worst fires in the country and the drought rolls into its third year.