Drier, Hot, Windy Weather To Test Containment of NorCal WildfiresContainment of three big wildfires in Northern California has increased but the potential for a new round of winds this week was a concern, authorities said Monday.
Wildfire Update: Firefighters Driving Salt Fire Toward Sacramento RiverWeary firefighters have won a hard fought battle with the Salt Fire, burning in the tinder-dry forest and chaparral brush of the Shasta-Trinity National Forest, driving the wall of flames away from homes in the Fenders Ferry area and toward the Sacramento River.
UPDATE: Homes Burn In Salt Fire; Crews Battle Growing Lava, Tennant Fires Along I-5 Darlene Sherill and her husband had found a piece of paradise along the eastern shoreline of Shasta Lake. The Danville couple bought their cabin last November and filled it with home-built furniture, making it a wilderness retreat for their large family.
UPDATE: Firefighters Make Progress In Lava, Salt & Tennant Fires In Far Northern California; 60 Square Miles BurnedWildfires fueled by bone-dry brush and timber surged through Northern California forests on Friday, burning several homes and forcing thousands to flee mountain communities even as authorities prepared for a hot, crowded Fourth of July weekend that could bring the threat of new blazes.
UPDATE: Lava, Tennant Fires Grow Near Mount Shasta; Evacuation Orders Still In EffectHundreds of firefighters faced more hot and dry weather on the front lines of multiple wildfires burning out of control in Northern California on Thursday.
UPDATE: Lava Fire in Siskiyou County Grows to Over 17,500 Acres, Forces New Evacuation OrdersThe Lava Fire that has put thousands of people under evacuation orders in Siskiyou County grew substantially overnight, but firefighters had some success against the flames, authorities said Wednesday.
Lava Fire: Officers Kill Gunman Near Pot Farms In Evacuation Area; 13,000 Acres BurnedNorthern California officers shot and killed a man who pulled a gun as they tried to keep him out of a complex of marijuana farms in an area under evacuation orders as the Lava Fire threatened communities, a sheriff said.
VIDEO: Raging Lava Fire Whips Up Terrifying Firenado; Burn Zone Grows To 13,300 Acres A wind-whipped, raging wildfire in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest exploded in growth overnight, burning buildings near a subdivision and triggering a frightening firenado -- a column of flames soaring hundreds of feet in the air.
UPDATE: Lava Fire Grows To Nearly 5,000 Acres Due To Strong WindsThe Lava Fire burning in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest jumped a highway and is now threatening the community of Lake Shastina, according to fire officials.