Locals Refuse To Abandon Large Marijuana-Growing Area Threatened By WildfireCalifornia’s largest wildfire is threatening a marijuana-growing enclave, and authorities said many of the locals have refused to evacuate and abandon their maturing crops even as weather forecasters predict more hot, dry and windy conditions that could fan flames.
Firefighters Stop Spread Of Vegetation Fire Burning In VineyardFirefighters stopped the spread of a vegetation fire and saved several homes in Vineyard Thursday evening.
Power Shutoff-Ready: PG&E Offering Backup Batteries For Customers With Medical Equipment Requiring ElectricityPG&E says it is offering backup batteries for some of its customers who rely on life-saving medical equipment that would otherwise not function during power shutoffs.
Kings Canyon, Yosemite Parks Reopen As Air Quality ImprovesKings Canyon National Park reopened to visitors on Wednesday and Yosemite National Park will welcome back visitors on Friday as air quality improves.
Hot, Dry Conditions Return For The Wildfire-Weary West, And They Could Last For WeeksFor the wildfire-weary, another bout of dry weather returns this weekend and could last weeks. Along with already dry fuel on the ground, the forecast will mean more hazardous fire conditions in a season that has already broken records.
Air Tankers, Ground Crews Contain Small Fire In Eldorado National ForestAir tankers responded to a fire that sparked near Elkins Flat in the Eldorado National Forest Tuesday afternoon.
Bear Fire Update: National Guardsmen Help Battle Flames, Interactive Map Of Damage PostedThe National Guard is now helping battle the Bear Fire in Butte County. More than 130 guardsmen are tasked with putting out hot spots and mopping up.
Firefighter Dies In California Wildfire Sparked By Gender Reveal PartyA firefighter has been killed in the El Dorado Fire, the blaze sparked this month by a botched gender reveal party, according to the San Bernardino National Forest Service.
Yosemite Closes To Visitors Over Wildfire SmokeYosemite National Park is closing to all visitors due to significant smoke impacts from California’s wildfires.
Sequoia National Park Closed Due To Castle FireCalifornia's Sequoia National Park has been fully closed due to a nearby wildfire in the Sierra Nevada wilderness.
New Mandatory Evacuation Ordered For Meadow Valley In Plumas County Due To North Complex FireA new mandatory evacuation order has been given due to the North Complex Fire in Plumas County.
Pandemic Complicates Relief Efforts For Wildfire EvacueesWildfire evacuees are desperate for answers after weeks away from home.
Victims Of Bear Fire Found In Cars, Roadway; 1 Person Still MissingA 72-year-old man found dead in a vehicle and two other people discovered on a roadway were among the latest victims of the deadliest wildfire in California this year.
‘Ash Taint’ Causing Wineries To Reject Grapes From Some Sacramento County GrowersDemand for wine is down because many restaurants are closed due to coronavirus, but wildfires are now packing a one-two punch for grape growers just as the harvest hits.
Rain Could Bring Relief To Thousands Of Firefighters Battling West Coast BlazesWeeks of dry, hot weather have fueled historic wildfires along the West Coast that have killed more than 34 people, and reduced thousands of homes to embers.