UPDATE: Judge Declares Fawn Fire Suspect Alexandra Souverneva Unfit for TrialThere is a new delay in the case of a Palo Alto woman accused of starting the devastating Fawn Fire in Shasta County last September.
Fire-Hardening Proves Effective In Saving Homes; Insurance Companies Not Yet On BoardWildfires have burned nearly 2.5 million acres in California this year alone. As we have reported, they have ignited an insurance crisis, with hundreds of thousands of homeowners getting dropped because of high fire risk.
Woman Accused of Starting Fawn Fire Was Attempting To Boil Bear Urine to DrinkAccording to court documents, the Bay Area woman accused of starting the Fawn Fire in Shasta County last week was attempting to boil bear urine so she could drink it when she allegedly set off the destructive blaze.
UPDATE: Wind-Driven Fawn Fire Near Redding Explodes To 5,500 Acres; Suspected Arsonist ArrestedAt least 4,000 people have been forced to evacuate by the growing Fawn Fire burning Shasta County northeast of Redding Thursday, and authorities said a Bay Area woman suspected of starting the fire was arrested.
Scientists Question Future Of Lake Tahoe Clarity As Wildfires WorsenScientists say it’s too soon to draw conclusions about the lasting damage that record-setting wildfires will have on Lake Tahoe. But they’re not wasting time.
KNP Complex Fire: Flames Threaten Sequoia Groves; General Sherman Tree Wrapped In Fireproof BlanketThe KNP Complex Fire continued to rage within the Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks Thursday as federal hot shot firefighting crews battled to save the famed giant Sequoia trees from the advancing flames.
Giant Trees At Sequoia National Park Face Increasing Threat As Fires GrowFire crews moved to ramp up the battle Wednesday against two expanding forest fires threatening Sequoia National Park’s giant sequoia trees and infrastructure.
Lawsuits Accuse PG&E of Starting Massive Dixie FireTwo lawsuits have been filed on behalf of nearly 200 people alleging Pacific Gas and Electric caused the massive Dixie Fire which has burned nearly one million acres in five Northern California counties.
Wildfires Threaten Giant Sequoias, Shut Sequoia National ParkSequoia National Park was shut down and its namesake gigantic trees were potentially threatened Tuesday as two forest fires burned in steep and dangerous terrain in California’s Sierra Nevada.
WILDFIRES: Judge Continues Probing Into PG&E's Possible Role in Dixie FireU.S. District Judge William Alsup has repeatedly hammered PG&E for creating dangers with its fraying equipment, igniting some of the deadliest wildfires in California, causing so much death and destruction during 2017 and 2018 that the company negotiated more than $25 billion in settlements during a 17-month bankruptcy that ended last year.
New Lightning Fires Burn In Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks, Sequoia National ForestNew wildfires were burning in Northern California following a series of lightning strikes, authorities said Friday.
UPDATE: 110 Lightning Strikes In Bay Area; Storm Front Moves East; Red Flag Warning Canceled Lightning etched across the sky and thunder rumbled overhead as a storm front rolled through Sonoma County early Friday, rekindling deep-seeded fears and anxieties lingering within local residents from the LNU Complex fire that ravaged the region last year.
Overnight Lightning Strikes in North Bay Keep Residents, Firefighters on EdgeThere were several reports of rain, thunder and lightning in the North Bay Thursday night as an unstable weather system moved over the Bay Area amid a Red Flag Warning that has fire crews watchful.
Firefighters Hold Caldor, Dixie Fires In Check; Newly Arrived Hot Shot Teams Bolster Fire Lines For the first time in nearly two months, the raging flames of Northern California's two megafires -- the Caldor Fire in Tahoe and the Dixie Fire in Plumas County -- showed little growth overnight as firefighters gained containment of the two blazes that have burned more than 1,720 square miles.
Fire Weather Watch Issued for North and East Bay Starting ThursdayThe Bay Area office of the National Weather Service has issued a fire weather watch for parts of the North and East Bay starting early Thursday evening.