Newsom: State Will 'Meet The Moment' In Face Of Wildfire, Energy ChallengesCalifornia Gov. Gavin Newsom on Wednesday said he was focusing every resource on battling dozens of raging wildfires and thanked residents for conserving electricity during the recent energy crisis spurred by the ongoing heat wave.
Lightning Strikes Cause 6 New Fires In Yosemite National ParkSix new wildfires caused by lightning strikes this week are burning in Yosemite National Park, according to park officials.
Over 1,200 Lightning Strikes In San Francisco Bay Area During ThunderstormsOver 1,200 lightning strikes were recorded in the Bay Area on Monday evening during the region's unusual rash of thunderstorms.
Lightning Strikes Force Emergency Landing At LAX, Closure Of SoCal BeachesLightning strikes have wreaked havoc on Southern California, forcing an airliner carrying 159 passengers to make an emergency landing at LAX, as well as the closure of about 70 miles of beaches.
Lightning-Sparked Fire In Shasta-Trinity Forest Grows Past 1,300 AcresFire officials Saturday said a lightning-sparked blaze in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest has grown to 1,331 acres and is about 5 percent contained.
Spot Fires Burn After Overnight Lightning StrikesThere were about 20 spot fires burning Monday in wildland areas in Sonoma, Solano, Lake and Colusa counties, Cal Fire spokeswoman Suzanne Blankenship said Monday afternoon.