View of the Rocky Fire Wednesday. (Credit: Cal Fire)

Wildfire Near Clearlake More Than Doubles In Size Overnight

A wildfire near Clearlake exploded overnight, according to new numbers from Cal Fire.


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Cal Fire Battling Growing Wildfire In Butte County, Evacuations Ordered

Firefighters are battling a growing fire in Butte County Wednesday afternoon.


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Southern California Wildfire ‘Creeping And Smoldering’

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.


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Firefighters Working To Keep Wildfire Near Lake Tahoe From Approaching Markleeville

The Washington Fire burning near Lake Tahoe is five percent contained, up from zero percent containment Tuesday.


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Fire Danger Prompts Fire Restrictions For Parts Of Stanislaus National Forest

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.


The fire as seen from afar. ( Credit: NWS Sacramento)

Wildfire Moves Closer To Sierra Town Of Markleeville

A wind-whipped wildfire moved closer to the Sierra Nevada town of Markleeville, California, on Sunday, and authorities are telling residents to be prepared to evacuate.


MT. HAMILTON, CA - JUNE 03: A Cal Fire firefighter practices extinguishing a grass fire during a live fire training on June 3, 2015 in Mt. Hamilton, California. Cal Fire firefighters are training ahead of what is expected to be an explosive wildfire season as California pushes through its fourth year of severe drought. The state has had over 1,000 wildfires since the beginning of the year. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

California Feeling Dry Wildfire Season From North To South

Hot, dry California was beginning to feel the full brunt of fire season as blazes burned throughout the state, threatening hundreds of homes, although most areas dodged serious destruction.


Smoke from the the fire. (Credit: Sequoia National Park)

Wildfire That Forced Evacuation Of Campgrounds Near Fresno Fully Contained

Authorities say they have fully contained a Central California wildfire that sent several hundred campers home.



Wildfire Near California-Nevada Line Destroys 40 Homes

Fire officials in California say 40 homes have been destroyed in a wind-driven wildfire that has charred more than 10 square miles of land near the Nevada state line.


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Camino Nursery Helps Regrow California Forest Trees Lost To Wildfires

It starts with tiny sugar pine seedlings that will one day blossom and be placed back on the once charred land. The U.S. Forest Service raises more than 3 million trees each year to replace area hit hard by massive wildfires.


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. (Photo by Krista Kennell/AFP/Getty Images)

Man Admits To Accidentally Setting Courtney Fire Near Oakhurst

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.



Crews Keep King Fire In Check Despite Winds

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.