A Sacramento man by the name of Freddie Alexander Smoke III has been arrested for starting the Bully Fire in Shasta County.
Several outbuildings were burned, but fire fighters managed to save homes from a vegetation fire burning near Smartsville in Nevada County.
Thick smoke is spread across the sky. The fire lines on the ground are growing, but fierce flames are reaching high enough to touch tree-limbs.
Power is restored to some 700 customers who lost it last night around 11 p.m. Monday, says PG&E.
Firefighters are having a tough time getting to the flames of a fire near Foresthill due to downed power lines, a Cal Fire official says.
A smoky wildfire burning in southern California forced calls for the evacuation of some 500 homes, authorities said.
A large fire that broke out at a San Jose land fill is under control but is spewing huge plumes of smoke and burning through fuel.
Obama wants the Interior and Agriculture Departments, the two agencies tasked with fighting wildfires, to be able to draw funds from a special disaster account when the cost of tackling fires exceeds their annual budget.
Firefighters were chasing flare-ups Friday morning in a damaging wildfire that was largely tamed but kept thousands of people from their homes in the foothill suburbs northeast of Los Angeles.
The value of carbon storage lost in the fire is between $102 and $797 million, according to an environmental impact study.
Five people were injured, while more than 1,000 firefighters, 13 helicopters and six air tankers battled the flames as they pushed eastward along the San Jacinto Mountains, a desert range 90 miles east of Los Angeles, Cal Fire Riverside Chief John R. Hawkins said.
Scores of additional homes have been evacuated and hundreds more firefighters called in, as a wildfire near the main route into Yosemite National Park in the Sierra foothills shows no signs of abating, a state fire official said on Tuesday.