Madera County sheriff says the man confessed to burning a deer carcass to get rid of the smell on a property near Oakhurst where he was doing work.
More than 7,000 firefighters in better-than-expected conditions managed to extend their lines around a huge and unwieldy wildfire that has threatened thousands of homes for well over a week and fouled the air in two states.
Hundreds of homes remained threatened by the King Fire burning near Pollock Pines Sunday night.
A fast-moving wildfire in Northern California is threatening more than 100 homes, at least some of which are under mandatory evacuation orders.
About 100 Yosemite National Park visitors were evacuated by helicopter Sunday when a wildfire that started weeks ago in the park’s backcountry grew unexpectedly to at least 700 acres, officials said.
A fast-moving wildfire east of Mariposa has forced evacuations of in the Ponderosa Basin area Friday afternoon.
Crews battling a wildfire in a far Northern California forest that has led to the evacuation of 250 homes are bracing for warmer, dryer weather.
A wildfire that surged early and gave a scare to a community near Yosemite National Park has been tamed by firefighters, and some of the more than 1,000 people who evacuated their homes have returned.
A lightning-sparked wildfire in a Northern California forest is continuing to burn out of control, though crews are expecting some help from the weather.
A pair of wildfires burning without restraint about 8 miles apart in northeast California became the focus of state and federal firefighters Sunday as authorities reported that one of the blazes had destroyed eight homes and prompted the precautionary evacuation of a small long-term care hospital.
Crews are battling a grass fire near Cal Expo Saturday afternoon.
Gary Bennett spent much of the last three decades preparing his property in Napa County for the day when a wildfire would sweep over the hill, including clearing brush and grass around his three-bedroom home in a scenic canyon 85 miles north of San Francisco.