Crews Make More Progress, Bringing Kincade Fire To 45% ContainmentFire crews were able to take advantage of reduced winds Wednesday afternoon, raising containment of the Kincade Fire in Sonoma County to 45 percent by evening.
Fighting Exhaustion, Fire Crews Recharge At Sonoma County Base CampAs fire fighters continue to battle the Kincade Fire Wednesday, trying to limit its spread and increase containment, a massive base camp is helping crews replenish and refuel.
International Space Station Crew Offers Unique View Of Kincade FireAs 5,000 firefighters battled the massive Kincade Fire in California's wine country Wednesday, far above the astronauts aboard the International Space Station were watching the drama unfold.
Kincade Fire Seen From San Francisco As It Flares Up Amid Howling WindsThough fire crews battled the massive Kincade Fire in Northern California's Wine Country and were able to keep it 15 percent contained most of Tuesday, the blaze began flaring up in the evening amid Red Flag Warning wind gusts.
Kincade Fire Crews Work All Night To Cool Hot Spots Before Severe Winds ReturnA day of calm winds and an intense air attack aided firefighters battling the Kincade Fire Monday to gain a foothold on the western edge of the massive blaze, fire officials said.
Layer Of Unhealthy Wildfire Smoke Blankets San Francisco Bay AreaBay Area residents awoke Monday to the strong smell of smoke as a layer of unhealthy air from local wildfires drifted over the region from San Francisco to Oakland and the East Bay communities, triggering warnings from health officials.
Hurricane-Force Diablo Winds Fan Massive Kincade Fire; Acreage Doubles To 54,000Wind gusts topping 80 mph created blowtorch-like conditions in Sonoma County along the massive Kincade Fire lines Sunday, fanning the out-of-control blaze into a wall of flames that approached the outskirts of Windsor and led to a new evacuation warning in neighboring Napa County.
Fire In Residential Martinez Neighborhood Put Out, Evacuations LiftedEvacuations caused by a 50-acre wildfire in southern Martinez Sunday afternoon were lifted early Sunday evening, according to firefighters with the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District.
Highway 24 Fire Destroys Lafayette Tennis Club; Evacuation Orders LiftedEvacuations orders issued in Lafayette on both sides of state Highway 24 in response to a fast-moving wildfire were lifted Sunday evening, according to city officials.
Wind-Whipped Fires Scorch Areas Of Bethel Island, Oakley, ClaytonFirefighters in the East Bay stopped forward progress of several wind-whipped wildfires that erupted early Sunday morning on Bethel Island, near Oakley in rural Contra Costa County and in Clayton.
Red Flag Warning: Strong Burst Of Winds May Cause Extreme Fire BehaviorA red flag warning was in effect Saturday night through Monday morning for "dangerously strong offshore winds and critically low humidity," according to the National Weather Service. Residents were warned such conditions could cause "extreme fire behavior."
Firefighter Injured Protecting Trapped Residents From Kincade Fire FlamesAs the massive Kincade Fire -- now larger than the landmass of Manhattan -- continued its advance across California's Wine Country early Saturday, burning homes and charring more than 25,000 acres, a firefighters and the two civilians he saved were recovering from their burns.
Kincade Fire Grows To Nearly 24,000 Acres; New Evacuation Orders Issued, Firefighter HurtDespite the advantage of calm winds most of the day Friday, crews made little headway in containing the destructive Kincade Fire in Sonoma County, which grew to 23,700 acres and remained at five percent containment.
Muir Fire Holding At 58 Acres And 50 Percent Containment FridayThe Muir Fire between Stinson and Muir beaches in Marin County is holding at 58 acres and 50 percent containment as of Friday morning, the Marin County Fire Department said.
Mines Fire Burns 50 Acres Near Livermore Wine CountryCal Fire reported Friday morning the Mines Fire burning southeast of Livermore in Alameda County is at 50 acres and is 60 percent contained.