FEMA Aid Approved For Santa Clara Co. Residents Impacted By SCU Lightning FiresSanta Clara County was approved for federal aid on Tuesday to support residents impacted by the SCU Lighting Complex fires that started last month.
'Minimal Fire' In Santa Cruz Mountains CZU Complex; LNU, SCU Complexes Near Total Containment Nearly a month after they roared to life during an unprecedented dry lightning storm, three major wildfire complexes that have consumed more than 846,000 acres in the San Francisco Bay Area, destroyed at least 2,723 homes and commercial buildings and claimed six lives neared full containment on Tuesday.
San Francisco Bay Area Wildfires: Spot Fires Challenge CZU Complex Fire Lines; Firefighters Extend Containment Of LNU, SCU Wildfire Complex BlazesFirefighters battling the CZU Lightning Complex fire in the timber-rich Santa Cruz Mountains increased containment to 76 percent overnight, but soaring temperatures, bone-dry humidity levels and a new Red Flag Fire Warning Monday raised new concerns along the fire lines.
Heat Wave: Progress Made On LNU, SCU, CZU Fires Ahead Of Soaring TempsFirefighters continued to make progress on the three major lightning sparked wildfires that have been burning for weeks in the Bay Area, as temperatures are set to soar again Labor Day weekend.
Heat Wave May Spark Flare-Ups As Firefighters Advance Progress On NorCal Wildfire ComplexesAs firefighters approach full containment on the lightning-caused fires burning for more than two weeks in Northern California, they are also bracing for possible flare-ups because of an approaching heat wave this weekend.
NASA Photos Reveal Vast Destruction Left Behind From Ravaging WildfiresThe wildfires that have burned through more than 1 million acres in Northern California since igniting during dry lightning strikes last month have left behind massive burn scars across the once green landscape.
North Bay Fire Victims Identified; Firefighters Race To Build Containment Of Wildfire ComplexesFirefighters extended containment on three massive wildfire complexes burning in the San Francisco Bay Area Tuesday as a high pressure system continue to build offshore in the Pacific with the threat of still winds and soaring temperatures over the Labor Day weekend.
SCU Lightning Complex: All Alameda, San Joaquin County Evacuation Orders Lifted; Fires 65% ContainedContainment on the SCU Lightning Complex fires rose to 65 percent Monday evening, with all evacuation orders and warnings lifted for Alameda and San Joaquin counties, according to fire officials.
SCU Lightning Complex: Containment at 55 Percent; 378,000 Acres BurnedContainment of the massive SCU Lightning Complex fires increased to 55 percent Sunday evening, two weeks after lightning sparked numerous blazes across several counties.
SCU Lightning Complex: 376,000 Acres, 33 Structures Burned; 45 Percent ContainedThe second largest wildfire in California history was 45 percent contained as firefighters continue to make progress toward extinguishing it, according to Cal Fire late Saturday afternoon.
SCU Lightning Complex: Wildfire Grows To More Than 370,000 Acres, Burn Operation PlannedAfter almost two weeks of burning, the SCU Lightning Complex of fires spread to 372,971 acres Friday morning, making it the second biggest wildfire in California history.
SCU Lightning Complex Fire Burn Zones Map & Fast FactsThe SCU Lightning Complex started on Aug. 16 with multiple fires within the complex. These fires have since merged into two major fires and are broken into three zones: Canyon, Calaveras and Deer.
SCU Lightning Complex: Some Evacuations Orders Downgraded; Firefight Will Be 'Absolute Marathon'Easing weather conditions have helped firefighters battling the massive SCU Lightning Complex fires, to make progress against the third-largest wildfire outbreak in state history and allow some evacuated residents to return home.
SCU Lightning Complex: 'This Is An Absolute Marathon'; Firefighters Brace For Long Battle; New Santa Clara Co. Evacuation OrdersThe massive SCU Lightning Complex fires continued their unrelenting advance Sunday, triggering a new mandatory evacuation order for residents living along the Alameda-Santa Clara county line.
SCU / CZU Lightning Complex Wildfires Burn Zones Map & Fast FactsThe CZU and SCU Lightning Complex fires have burned a combined 425,000 acres across seven Bay Area counties as of Monday afternoon, Aug. 24.