VIDEO: Coast Guard Helicopter Crewmen To Be Awarded Distinguished Flying Cross For Heroic Middle Fire RescueTwo members of a Coast Guard helicopter crew that rescued two injured firefighters at the height of the raging Middle Fire last year will be awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, the nation's highest aviation honor, military officials announced Tuesday.
Sites Wildfire Grows To 500 Acres, Structures Threatened, Residents EvacuatedAfter hours of battling a fast-moving wildfire in a rural area along the Lake County-Colusa County border, hundreds of firefighters were able slow the blaze's spread by early Monday.
Sites Fire Quickly Grows To More Than 500 Acres; Homes Evacuated; 'Dangerous Rate Of Spread'A wildfire erupted Sunday afternoon in a rural, heavily wooded area on the Lake County-Colusa County border, quickly grew to more than 1,000 acres, was threatening 12 structures and forcing local residents to evacuate their homes.
Crews Battling Fast-Moving Clay Fire In Sacramento CountyNorthern California fire crews are converging in Sacramento County to fight a growing vegetation fire near the town of Wilton, according to authorities.
Fast-Growing Lassen County Wildfire Forces EvacuationsMandatory evacuations are in effect for the Hog Fire in Lassen County west of Susanville, which has rapidly grown past 5,800 acres and is threatening 170 structures.
Smoke From Massive Mineral Fire Continues To Drift Over San Francisco Bay Area Smoke from the massive Mineral Fire, which has grown to over 23,000 acres as it burns near Coalinga in the Central Valley, continued to drift over the San Francisco Bay Area Saturday.
Smoke From Fresno County's Massive Mineral Fire Drifting Over San Francisco Bay AreaThe large smoke plume from the 11,000-acre Mineral Fire burning near Coalinga began drifting into the San Francisco Bay Area early Wednesday.
Multiple Fires Break Out Along Interstate 505 in VacavilleVacaville firefighters battled several grass fires in the northeastern part of the city, near Interstate 505.
Firefighters Halt Progress of Alum Fire in Hills Above San Jose A wildfire ignited in the grasslands in the hills above San Jose Saturday, sending a large smoke plume skyward that was visible for miles and bringing crews from Santa Clara County and Cal Fire to battle the blaze.
Frightening Wildfire Shuts Down Altamont Pass Traffic OvernightFirefighters brought a wildfire under control early Friday after a big rig crash ignited a blaze that spread along I-580 near Livermore, forcing the busy freeway to be shut down for several hours.
Crews Fire Containment Grows to 70 Percent As Deep Marine Layer Aids FirefightersThe Crews fire burning near Gilroy was 70 percent contained by Wednesday night, according to Cal Fire. All evacuation orders have been lifted.
Gilroy's Crews Fire Grows To 5,400 Acres; Homes Threatened, Residents EvacuatedThe Crews Fire continued its march toward Highway 152 early Monday morning but calming winds and hundreds of firefighters were slowing the blaze's advance through the sparsely populated hills and grasslands near Gilroy.
Evacuations Continue as Hundreds Battle 2 Wildfires Outside Gilroy, Morgan HillThe Crews Fire east of Gilroy in rural Santa Clara County quickly grew to 1,000 acres and additional evacuations of properties along Cañada Road were underway
Fire Near Anderson Lake East Of Morgan Hill Forces EvacuationsA wildfire burning near Anderson Lake east of Morgan Hill overnight forced evacuations early Sunday morning, according to authorities.
Sunol Brush Fire Grows to 100 Acres; 30 Percent ContainedA brush fire near the Sunol Regional Wilderness park has burned 100 acres and was 30 percent contained as of 3:30 p.m. Saturday