A series of tornado warnings held far Northern California captive for most of Saturday evening.
Firefighters building containment lines around a huge Southern California wildfire struggled in muddy and slippery conditions as rain moved in Monday.
The Ponderosa Fire has destroyed 50 homes, charred 38 square miles and nearly torched a CBS13 reporter on Wednesday.
A huge wildfire sparked by lightning in Northern California burned to the edge of three small towns on Monday, threatening thousands of homes as fearful residents sought safety miles away at an emergency shelter.
Authorities have busted a major pot growing operation in the Trinity National Forest in far northern California.