Dixie Fire Threatens SETI Antenna Array Used to Search For Extraterrestrial LifeA set of radio telescope antennas used by the SETI Institute to scan the heavens for signs of extraterrestrial life is being endangered by the massive Dixie Fire, according to officials.
Dixie Fire Update: Weather Continues to Help Effort to Contain Massive WildfireAs the still growing Dixie Fire continued to creep towards the 1 million acre mark Saturday, Cal Fire crews tried to take advantage of improving weather conditions to increase containment.
Dixie Fire Update: Wind-Whipped Flames Make 13-Mile Run Though Old Station; Firefighters Challenged By 50-Foot FlamesWhile rain showers tamed the massive Dixie Fire along its southeastern edge, the erratic winds kicked up by the thundershowers whipped up a six-mile wide swath of the blaze north of Lassen Volcanic National Park, fueling a 13-mile run by a massive wall of flames.
Lightning Strikes Ignite New Wildfires In El Dorado County; Tahoe Firefighters Rush To Battle BlazesCrews battling Tahoe's massive Caldor Fire were rushed from the fire lines early Friday to battle new lightning-ignited wildfires throughout El Dorado County as a cold front rolled over the region, carrying with it thundershowers.
Overnight Lightning Strikes in North Bay Keep Residents, Firefighters on EdgeThere were several reports of rain, thunder and lightning in the North Bay Thursday night as an unstable weather system moved over the Bay Area amid a Red Flag Warning that has fire crews watchful.
Dixie Fire Update: New Evacuation Orders Issued in Lassen County as Firefight IntensifiesCal Fire announced new evacuation orders in Lassen County early Thursday evening as the massive Dixie Fire continued to rip through the forests of Lassen Volcanic National Park.
Bay Area Residents Mark One-Year Anniversary of Skies Turning Eerie Orange from Wildfire SmokePeople across the San Francisco Bay Area on Thursday were remembering the sinister hue the skies took on the one-year anniversary of the day wildfire smoke turned the sky an apocalyptic shade of orange.
Firefighters Hold Caldor, Dixie Fires In Check; Newly Arrived Hot Shot Teams Bolster Fire Lines For the first time in nearly two months, the raging flames of Northern California's two megafires -- the Caldor Fire in Tahoe and the Dixie Fire in Plumas County -- showed little growth overnight as firefighters gained containment of the two blazes that have burned more than 1,720 square miles.
Fire Weather Watch Issued for North and East Bay Starting ThursdayThe Bay Area office of the National Weather Service has issued a fire weather watch for parts of the North and East Bay starting early Thursday evening.
High-Tech Defense For Homeowners In Wildfire-Prone Areas Uses Drones, 3DPeople who live in areas prone to wildfire are coming to understand the importance of hardening their homes. Now, a startup company is using an eye in the sky to identify fire risk and make the task of creating a defensible space a lot easier.
Cal Fire: Hot, Dry Weather and Poor Fire Conditions Expected Through End of 2021Hot, dry temperatures and increased fire risk are expected to continue throughout California through at least December, Cal Fire Chief Thom Porter warned Tuesday.
Caldor Fire Update: Containment Hits 50%; Soaring Temperatures Elevate Fire Danger AgainAs the intensity of the Caldor Fire eased and containment increased Tuesday, the thousands of firefighters battling the massive blaze faced a new challenge -- a sweltering heat wave that sent temperatures in the Tahoe Basin soaring to near triple digits.
Firefighter Injured in Oakley After East Contra Costa Fire Tanker Truck RollsAn East Contra Costa County firefighter was injured Tuesday when a water tanker truck rolled while en route to a brush fire in Oakley, according to authorities.
Dixie Fire: Firefight Along Highway 395; Flames Surge Into Sugar Fire Burn Scar; Structures Burned In Dixie ValleyShifting winds overnight slowed the advance of the Dixie Fire as flames roared toward homes in the Dixie Valley in Plumas County early Tuesday, but the wildfire made an aggressive run down the escarpment on the southeastern edge of the blaze across Highway 395, shutting down the freeway for several hours.
How To Help Caldor Fire VictimsAs the intensity of the Caldor Fire eased and containment increased Tuesday, thousands were returning to the homes after spending weeks or days in evacuation centers.