Wind-Whipped Wildfire in Big Sur Shuts Hwy 1, Forces EvacuationsHighway 1 in Monterey County was closed just south of Carmel late Friday evening due to a fast-moving brush fire fanned by high winds, causing flames to jump the roadway, prompting evacuations in the Palo Colorado region just north of Big Sur.
Review: 2020 Decision to Defend Central Coast Fire Station Nearly Cost LivesA firefighting crew’s decision to stay and defend its beloved station on California’s central coast nearly cost the lives of 14 firefighters who were overrun by flames, according to a report released Friday by an organization that promotes firefighter safety.
Thousands Of Giant Sequoias Burned In September WildfiresThousands of Giant Sequoias have been burned or suffered terminal damage during this fall's devastating wildfires which raged through several groves of the towering, ancient teams, officials announced Friday.
Lightning-Caused Windy Fire Burned Hundreds Of Giant SequoiasThe lightning-caused Windy Fire burned into 11 giant sequoia groves, claiming hundreds of towering trees, before firefighters were finally able to get a handle on the raging wildfire, U.S. Forestry officials announced Tuesday.
UPDATE: Cal Fire Officials Discuss How Controlled Burn Erupted Into Estrada FireCal Fire says the 40 firefighters on the ground at a controlled burn in the hills above Watsonville Friday simply were not enough when the winds picked up and began to carry embers beyond their carefully constructed containment lines.
Rain Helps Firefighters Battling Estrada Fire In Santa Cruz CountyFirefighters battling the Estrada Fire near Watsonville were aided by rain overnight and expect containment to increase by Monday evening, Cal Fire said.
UPDATE: Estrada Fire Near Watsonville 60% Contained; All Evacuation Warnings LiftedThe Estrada Fire in Santa Cruz County that started on Friday when a controlled burn jumped containment lines is now 60% contained after burning 148 acres, according to Cal Fire.
UPDATE: Estrada Fire Containment 35%; Evacuation Orders Downgraded as Crews Mop UpThe Estrada Fire, which sparked in south Santa Cruz County when a prescribed burn jumped its containment lines Friday, is now 35 percent contained and has burned 148 acres, Cal Fire said Saturday afternoon.
Vegetation Fire Burning Near Discovery Bay In California DeltaFire crews are responding to a five-acre vegetation fire burning in the eastern part of Contra Costa County, according to authorities.
Wind-Fueled Alisal Fire In Santa Barbara County Explodes in SizeFirefighters Wednesday were continuing to battle a growing brush fire which sparked west of Santa Barbara, threatened homes and shut down a portion of Highway 101.
UPDATE: Cal Fire Crews Contain Murieta Fire Burning in Sacramento CountyCal Fire and local crews have stopped the spread of a brush fire Monday afternoon that has burned about five acres in Sacramento County, according to authorities.