This Year’s Wildfire Season Looking Worse Than Last Year’s Devastating SeasonWhile last year’s wildfire season in California was devastating, with almost 10,000 wildfires torching over 6,000 square miles, this year’s wildfire season is looking like it could be worse.
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.
Salt Fire In Shasta County Forces Evacuations, Temporary Closure Of Interstate 5A wildfire burning in Shasta County that forced the temporary closure of Interstate Highway 5 and prompted a number of evacuations has grown to over 4,500 acres, fire officials said Thursday afternoon.