River Fire Update: Containment Increased to 68%; Evacuees Allowed to Re-Enter Fire ZoneContainment of the River Fire burning in Nevada and Placer counties increased Monday as evacuated residents were allowed to re-enter the fire zone for the first time, according to fire officials.
River Fire Update: Containment Grows on River Fire, 88 Structures DestroyedFire crews were able to make progress containing the River Fire burning near Colfax overnight, raising containment on the wildfire to 30% as of Friday morning officials said.
River Fire Expands To 2,400 Acres, Still 0% Contained, Prompting Action From Governor NewsomThe River Fire in Placer and Nevada counties grew to over 2,400 acres overnight Thursday, prompting Gov. Gavin Newsom to secure federal funding to help battle the blaze.
UPDATE: River Fire Erupts in Nevada and Placer Counties; Thousands EvacuatedA wildfire that broke out near the border between Nevada and Placer counties Wednesday afternoon quickly grew to 1,400 acres, forcing evacuations in the town of Colfax according to authorities.
California Wildfires: Dixie Fire Explodes to 1,200 Acres Near 2018 Camp Fire DestructionA wildfire that broke out in Plumas County Tuesday exploded in size overnight, growing to 1,200 acres not far from the same area devastated by the Camp Fire in 2018.
River Fire: Firefighters Battle Soaring Temperatures, Raging Flames Near Yosemite National ParkFirefighters battled triple digit temperatures and gusty winds Tuesday as the River Fire, burning in the Sierra Nevada south of Yosemite National Park, grew to more than 9,500 acres, destroyed several structures and triggered mandatory evacuations in Madera County.
River Fire, Carmel Fire Evacuees In Monterey County Get OK To Return HomeMonterey County residents affected by the River and Carmel fires can return home as fire evacuation and warning zones reopened on Thursday.
Monterey County Crews Increase Containment On River, Carmel, Dolan FiresFire officials in Monterey County finally had good news to report Tuesday morning as containment on the River, Carmel and Dolan Fires continued to increase.
Threat Of Dry Thunderstorms, Winds Prompt Evacuation Warning For Carmel ValleyCal Fire issued an evacuation warning Friday afternoon for the Carmel Valley and Laureles Grade areas of Monterey County based on forecasted winds and dry thunderstorms that could impact the River and Carmel Fires.
River Fire: Monterey County Wildfire Scorches 33,000 Acres After Doubling In Size OvernightThe River Fire continued to tear through rugged terrain south of Salinas on Thursday after the lightning sparked wildfire doubled in size overnight.
River Fire: Evacuations, Unhealthy Air In Monterey County As Wildfire Grows To 10,000 AcresThe River Fire in Monterey County, one of several in the region caused by last weekend's rare lightning storm and exacerbated by the ongoing heat wave, has more than doubled in size overnight.
Mendocino Complex Fire, Biggest In California History, Fully ContainedThe U.S. Forest Service says the largest wildfire in California history is now 100 percent contained.
Progress On Mendocino Complex Fire As Firefight Enters 3rd WeekThe massive Mendocino Complex Fire in Northern California is now 60 percent contained, as firefighters enter their third week of battling what has become the largest wildfire in state history.
Hazy California Deals With Smoky Smell From Distant BlazeSmoky air from blowing winds is nothing new in California, but air quality experts say it's rare for the dirty air to linger for so long, a reality of ever-larger fires that take longer to extinguish.
Massive Mendocino Complex Fire Grows To 300,000 AcresThe Mendocino Complex Fire, already the largest wildfire in California history, reached another destructive milestone overnight.