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.
Crews Fighting Several Suspected Arson Fires In HealdsburgCrews were were busy battling several suspicious brush fires in and around Healdsburg Monday night. There were reports of as many as eight blazes burning just before 9 p.m.
WILDFIRE UPDATE: North Bay Fire Crews Battle Wildfire Near Clearlake OaksFire crews in the North Bay battled a small brush fire near Clearlake Oaks Monday afternoon.
WILDFIRE SEASON: BAAQMD Extends Spare The Air Through TuesdayThe Bay Area Air Quality Management District announced Monday that it’s extending a Spare the Air Alert through Tuesday as wildfire smoke and haze continued to linger in the Bay Area’s skies.
Caldor Fire Update: Bear Warning Issued For Returning Tahoe Residents; Mountain Firefight In Desolation WildernessAs thousands of South Lake Tahoe residents returned to their homes Monday, officials issued a warning to be on the lookout for bears who have been wandering through the evacuated neighborhoods, ransacking trash cans and homes while scavenging for food.
Dixie Fire: Flames Quickly Advance In Dixie Valley; 'Structures Lost' In Firefight; Blaze Grows To 910,495 AcresFirefighters battled to save homes from Dixie Fire's unrelenting wall of flames in the Dixie Valley early Monday as the wildfire continued its southeastern march into the massive burn scar left over from July's Beckwourth Complex fire.
Caldor Fire Update: South Lake Tahoe Residents Cleared To Return To HomesWith containment of the massive Caldor Fire growing by the hour, the El Dorado County sheriff downgraded evacuation orders to warnings for many neighborhoods in South Lake Tahoe Sunday, allowing thousands of residents to begin the journey back to their homes.
Crews Respond to Vegetation Fire in Amador CountyA growing vegetation fire off of Lawrence Road in the community of Fiddletown is being responded to by fire crews, according to a Twitter post by the Amador/El Dorado area's Cal Fire unit.