The Jerusalem Fire, which has been burning since August 9 in Lake County and has charred more than 25,000 acres, is 95 percent contained. Firefighters say they expect to have the fire 100 percent contained on Monday.
The three were demoted in January during a scandal at the agency’s training academy in Ione, east of Sacramento. But two of the three were able to quickly receive new promotions back to their previous rank of fire captain.
Authorities revealed Wednesday that the destructive Rocky Fire was caused by a faulty gas water heater.
The Jerusalem Fire, which has been burning for more than a week about 100 miles north of San Francisco is 95 percent contained.
Days after nearly losing her summer home to one California wildfire, Nicole Ruff breathed a sigh of relief after learning that firefighters and a firebreak cleared by her husband had saved it from a second blaze.
Firefighters have made significant progress against a wind-stoked blaze in Northern California that has forced evacuations.
A wildfire burning 100 miles north of San Francisco has spread into Napa County as it expanded to 26 square miles.
Authorities have issued mandatory evacuations due to a growing fire in the Jerusalem Valley area, just south of the massive Rocky Fire.
All evacuations were lifted Saturday after cooler weather helped firefighters gain more ground against a Northern California wildfire that has forced hundreds of people from their homes.
About 800 of the thousands who fled a fierce Northern California wildfire were allowed to return home, but for some, the relief quickly turned to grief when they found only remnants of the places they left.
Fire trucks as far as the eye can see – this is base camp for the Rocky Fire at the Lake County Fairgrounds.
Crews backed by important firefighting resources are gaining ground against a massive Northern California wildfire, but it may be several days before thousands of evacuees can return home, officials said Thursday.