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.
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.