Caldor Fire Update: Crews Take Advantage of Weather, Increase Containment; 3 Looting Suspects ArrestedFirefighters mounting a defense of South Lake Tahoe on Thursday were able to take advantage of favorable weather conditions, gaining ground on the Caldor Fire as authorities arrested their third looting suspect.
San Jose State Researchers Develop Fire Modeling System from Wildfire DataWildfires in Northern California this season have been destructive, but for fire weather researchers at San Jose State University, they have also been informative.
Crews Have Lassen Fire In Lucas Valley-Marinwood Almost Completely ContainedCal Fire reported early Thursday morning that a grass fire started in the Lucas Valley-Marinwood community the afternoon before was still burning but fire crews had it 90% contained.
Dixie Fire Update: Wind-Whipped Blaze Rapidly Advances Toward Highway 395; Wall Of Flames Surges Several MilesGusty winds whistled across the southeastern edge of the massive Dixie Fire late Wednesday, pushing the wall of flames several miles toward Highway 395 as firefighters braced to once again engage the blaze in the treacherous terrain of the escarpment.
UPDATE: Firefighters Halt Grass Fire Near San Rafael; Evacuations Lifted In Lucas Valley-MarinwoodA grass fire in the Lucas Valley-Marinwood area near San Rafael forced a number of evacuations Wednesday afternoon before firefighters got it under control.
Caldor Fire Update: Crews Battle Flames Near Kirkwood, Heavenly Valley; New Evacuation Warnings In Alpine CountyHundreds of firefighters battled the advancing flames of the massive Caldor Fire near the Kirkwood ski resort Wednesday as strengthening afternoon winds tossed ember clouds well ahead of the control lines and ignited spot fires.
UPDATE: Air Quality Advisories Issued for Thursday, Friday Due to Wildfire SmokeThe Bay Area Air Quality Management District has issued air quality advisories for Thursday and Friday because of wildfire smoke returning to the region, according to officials.
'Animals Are Running For Their Lives': Wildlife Rescue Groups Rush Animals Away From FlamesAs people piled into their cars, animals hit the road too. The flames frightened wildlife, forcing animals from their homes.
Caldor Fire Update: Fire Grows to Nearly 200,000 Acres; Evacuations Ordered for Douglas County, NVNew mandatory evacuation orders were issued for parts of Nevada's Douglas County earlier Tuesday as the Caldor Fire grew to nearly 200,000 acres by evening, according to authorities.
Massive Dixie Fire Tops 800,000 Acres; New Evacuations Ordered; Fire Train Helping CrewsThe second-largest wildfire in California history, the Dixie Fire burned another 36,000 acres over the past 24 hours and prompted new evacuations in Plumas County Tuesday.
Caldor Fire Update: Wall Of Flames Roars Over Echo Summit; Exodus Leaves South Lake Tahoe Deserted A wall of flames from the Caldor Fire roared over Echo Summit at Highway 50 Monday evening, racing down the mountainside toward the Lake Tahoe Basin where thousands of residents were forced to flee their homes in a mass exodus that clogged the few routes out of the region.
Caldor Fire Threatens Beloved Camp Concord on Shore of Lake TahoeHundreds of homes and businesses near Lake Tahoe are endangered as the Caldor Fire continues to grow, but so is a piece of property beloved by tens of thousands of Bay Area residents.
Forest Service Closes All National Forests In California Through Mid-September Due To Wildfire DangerThe U.S. Forest Service on Monday ordered the closure of national forests in California through mid-September, amid ongoing massive wildfires burning throughout the state.
Dixie Fire Update: Taylorsville Threatened By Stubborn Spot Fire; Firefighting Drones To Be DeployedFire crews battling the massive Dixie Fire burning across five Northern California counties will be using drones to drop fire balls from the sky to help keep flames from reaching the community of Taylorsville.
Caldor Fire Update: Cabins Burning Near Echo Summit; Evacuation Warning Issued For Tahoe Basin The massive Caldor Fire advanced toward Echo Summit Sunday afternoon, burning cabins near Camp Sacramento as crews raced to build protection lines at the Sierra-at-Tahoe ski resort and residents were ordered to evacuate their homes in Myers, Fallen Leaf Lake and Christmas Valley.