It’s not uncommon to see open, undeveloped land around the city. For one reason or another, the owner decides not to build. But those lots can turn into dry, open fields and fuel for a fire like the one that hit Sunday.
A fire in the Southern California mountains that threatens thousands of buildings was 40 percent contained on Friday — double the previous figure — as cooler weather helped slow the spread of the blaze.
Wildfires are tearing through some drought-stricken areas of California. They include a massive blaze in a remote area and some smaller but dangerous fires. Here’s a look at the latest hotspots and what crews are doing to control them.
High fire danger has prompted the Forest Service to enact temporary fire restrictions in moderate and high-hazard areas of the Stanislaus National Forest to prevent wildfires.
Firefighters say about 8,000 acres have burned in a wildfire burning about eight miles south of Markleeville, California, which is south of Nevada’s Douglas County.
Two people are under arrest after a house fire this morning in South Sacramento.
Investigators say the strong winds that fueled the flames are also to blame for starting the fire. The winds caused a high-voltage power line to arc, sending sparks down to the dry grass below.
Firefighters are at a one-acre fire in the area of Bond and Waterman roads in Elk Grove.
Crews are investigating an overnight fire in South Sacramento that’s being called suspicious. The fire happened just before 4 a.m. in the Pine Manor Apartments on Valley Hi Drive, near Mack Road.
Lightning sparked a house fire in Antelope on Friday night.
A vegetation fire burning in Modesto Tuesday in the Tuolumne River Regional Park has been contained, say firefighters. The fire was burning near Mitchell Road, near the Modesto Airport.
One person has been detained in connection with a fire that burned in South Sacramento on Monday morning.