Hotter Weather Expected Near Blaze That Killed 1Firefighters are bracing for hotter weather and lower humidity in the area near Big Sur where a wildfire has destroyed 34 homes and killed a bulldozer driver working to contain the massive blaze.
Dark Smoke Hangs Over Scenic Stretch Of California CoastA wildfire was fouling the summer season on a beloved and scenic stretch of the California coast, where smoke and the threat of flames forced the closure of state parks near Big Sur.
Cal Fire Arrests Drone Pilot For Flying Near Trailhead FireFor the first time, Cal Fire law enforcement officers have arrested a man accused of interfering with firefighting operations with a drone.
Wildfire Destroys Home In NewcastleCal Fire crews are battling fires in Placer and Nevada Counties on Thursday afternoon.
Pacheco Fire In Calaveras County Burns Several Hundred AcresCrews are battling a quickly-growing wildfire in Calaveras County.
Trailhead Fire Grows Overnight, Containment HoldsNew mandatory evacuations were set in place overnight for people living in Placer and El Dorado Counties as the Trailhead Fire continues to burn.
Thousands Of Structures Remain Threatened By Trailhead FireMandatory evacuations are in effect for parts of Placer and El Dorado Counties because of the Trailhead Fire.
Cal Fire Rebuilding Newest Member Of Its Fleet After Deadly CrashIt’s taken Cal Fire a while to find the right aircraft, an S2 World War II plane. There’s only 100 of the particular model and manufacturer in the world
Cal Fire Warns 29 Million Dead Trees From Drought Pose Fire RiskImages of the Fresno County foothills show the spread of tree death, and the reason Cal Fire has hired hundreds of new firefighters just to start fuel reduction.
Former Firefighter Who Admitted Setting California Fires Out Of Boredom Gets 5 YearsBenjamin Cunha, 33, of Placerville was sentenced to five years on prison on arson charges after admitting to setting at least 30 wildland fires in 2006 and 2007.
Report: Cal Fire Only Fined 4 Percent Of Fire Safety Violations In Last Fiscal YearCalifornia's firefighting agency has increased its warnings to thousands of property owners who aren't doing enough to protect their homes by clearing brush and other flammable materials. But it rarely puts any muscle behind the threats.
Threat Of El Nino Has Fire Crews Ready To Defend Burn Scars Against MudslidesScientists are projecting that it could be one of the strongest on record, and potentially bring heavy rains to Northern California from January through March.