100 Feet Of Defensible Space Is The Law. What Does That Mean?California law requires homeowners to maintain 100 feet of defensible space around homes and structures to increase you home's chance of withstanding a wildfire.
Environmental Group Questions Dozers Use To Fight WildfiresBulldozer drivers cut 305 miles (491 kilometers) of fire lines through scenic forest land last year in a desperate bid to stop a massive wildfire's advance on a Northern California city; an effort an environmentalist group said Thursday was largely ineffective.
Camp Fire Searchers Race To Find Remains As Rains Close InWhile the predicted downpours could help tamp down blazes that have killed 76 people so far, they also could wash away telltale fragments of bone, or turn loose, dry ash into a thick paste that would frustrate the search.
Paradise Nurse Helps Save Lives, Narrowly Escaping HospitalA Paradise nurse and dozens of hospital personnel stay behind to help evacuate hospital only to be trapped later by a wall of flames.
Deadly Camp Fire Leveled Paradise In Less Than a DayMost of its buildings are in ruin. Entire neighborhoods are leveled. The business district is destroyed.
Nevada, Placer & Yuba Counties Looking For Volunteers To Spot WildfiresVolunteers are being sought to serve at mountaintop fire lookout towers in Nevada, Placer and Yuba Counties.
Delta Fire Leaves Truckers Stranded After Interstate 5 ClosureAccidents on the 60-mile detour around the interstate have brought traffic to a halt.
California Air National Guard Drones Helping FirefightersAs thousands of firefighters descend on the wildfires spreading across California, they are getting high-tech help from state government drones flying high above them.
Governor Brown Pledges Any Resources Needed For FiresJust a month into the budget year, the state has already spent one-quarter of its annual fire budget, at least $130 million.
Two More Firefighters Hurt Battling Blaze Near YosemiteA California forest fire just west of Yosemite National Park was steadily growing Saturday as crews worked in blazing summer heat to protect mountain communities in the Sierra Nevada.
Statewide Emergency Alert System Proposed To Help During WildfiresCalifornia is working on a new statewide emergency alert system to warn people in an emergency, including wildfires.
Free Family Portraits Offered for Fire VictimsFamilies who lost their homes or photographs in the wildfires can get new portraits taken next weekend.
Toxic Ash And Debris Pose Big Problems For California Wildfire CleanupEvery debris removal operation is unique and comes with its own set of challenges, including type of damage, terrain and accessibility,"
Inmate Walks Off From Southern California Firefighting CrewCastillo was sentenced in Los Angeles County last year to a five-year term for possession of a firearm and evading a peace officer while driving recklessly.
PG&E Hopes To Restore Power In Wildfire Areas By Monday NightPacific Gas and Electric Company officials say they expect to restore power to all its customers in the fire zones by late Monday.