Evacuees Maria and her husband Pancho say they’ll spend an extremely nervous night in a motel away from the Sly Park home they fear is in the King Fire’s path.
The fire grew to more than 3,900 acres overnight and is only 10 percent contained as it burns in a canyon on the south fork of the American River, northeast of Pollock Pines.
The threat of wildfire heightened by the state’s drought has prompted CalFire to beef up its seasonal firefighting ranks ahead of schedule.
Fire officials say thunderstorms predicted for parts of Northern California are expected to bring strong winds but little rain as crews continue to battle a wildfire burning northeast of Chico.
Those returning home to Sacramento from military service may find an especially receptive job market.
More firefighters have arrived to help as crews struggle to contain a massive wildfire in Colusa County.
Firefighters made progress in battling several blazes burning thousands of acres across California as a heat wave showed some signs of peaking late Tuesday.
Authorities say a 1,200-acre wildfire near Redding in northern California is 30 percent contained and has destroyed two outbuildings. Officials say five homes were damaged but firefighters were able to save them all.
Authorities say three homes are threatened as a wildfire burns in rural Napa County. The blaze is being fueled by strong winds.
Heavy winds are already causing problems across the state with the peak gusts yet to hit.
A Cal Fire firefighter is in critical condition at San Francisco General Hospital after being run over by a car following an early morning altercation on Thanksgiving Day.
A Butte County volunteer firefighter has been arrested on suspicion of setting fire to multiple structures and igniting grass fires.