More than 1,600 firefighters were battling the blaze in the Santa Ynez Mountains west of Santa Barbara on land and by air. They were able to stop its forward growth, and the blaze was 78% contained, federal officials said.
Firefighters responded to a brush fire near 91st and Southern Avenues on Oct. 13.
Avondale firefighters are in central California battling the largest wildfire burning in the state. Fire crews are on the scene of the lightning-sparked KNP Complex Fire just outside of Fresno.
The lightning-caused KNP Complex that erupted on Sept. 9 has burned into 15 giant sequoia groves in the park.
A woman accused of arson for a wildfire in Northern California said she was trying to boil bear urine to drink before the fire started, authorities claim.
Under a plan announced Monday, the U.S. Departments of Labor and of Health and Human Services as well as other federal agencies are launching actions intended to reduce heat-related illness and protect public health.
The colossal General Sherman Tree in Sequoia National Park’s Giant Forest, some other sequoias, the Giant Forest Museum and other buildings were wrapped for protection against the possibility of intense flames.
The massive sequoias grow on the western slope of the Sierra Nevada. The General Sherman Tree stands 275 feet and is over 36 feet in diameter at the base, according to the U.S. National Park Service.
“Scientists have been warning us for years that extreme weather is going to get more extreme,” President Joe Biden said after touring wildfires in northern California.
The Telegraph Fire sparked in early June, and it eventually charred over 180,000 acres. Burn scars caused by the fire has also worsened flooding in the area.
Members of the Arizona Army National Guard are leaving for California to help crews fight wildfires. FOX 10's Desiree Fluellen reports.
A rideshare company quoted a fee of more than $1,500 to be transported from the smoke-choked ski resort at Heavenly Valley to the Reno-Tahoe airport, about eight times the going rate. California law generally prohibits businesses from raising prices by more than 10% following a state or local emergency declaration.
There is some optimism and progress as winds eased on the fire’s western flank while in the northeast, despite gusty ridgetop winds, firefighters with bulldozers and shovels were steadily hacking out fire lines or burning away vegetation to box in the flames before they reached Tahoe.
Better weather on Thursday helped the battle against a huge California wildfire threatening communities around Lake Tahoe, but fire commanders warned firefighters to be prepared for ongoing dangers.
Thick smoke from the Caldor Fire enveloped the city of South Lake Tahoe, which was all but deserted during a summer week usually bustling with tourists.
A day after an explosive wildfire emptied a resort city at the southern tip of Lake Tahoe, a huge firefighting force braced for strong winds Tuesday as some residents in neighboring Nevada were ordered to evacuate.
Mandatory evacuation orders were issued that extend to the south side of Lake Tahoe on Monday morning.
After an extensive review of fire damage, Gov. Gavin Newsom requested a presidential major disaster declaration for eight counties.
The U.S. Forest Service announced Thursday that beginning on Aug. 22 it will close nine national forests from near Lake Tahoe at the Nevada border on the east all the way west to Six Rivers National Forest, which stretches north to the Oregon border and contains more than 1 million acres of land alone.
Firefighters are battling 15 blazes in California right now, and here's a look at three of them: The Cache Fire, the Caldor Fire and the Dixie Fire.