California Wildfires

California Wildfires

Coverage of brush fires across the state

Thursday, Sep 24, 2015 at 05:46 PM PDT

Valley Fire 85% Contained After Killing Four

Valley Fire 85% Contained After Killing Four

Cal Firefighters on Thursday had contained 85 percent of the Valley Fire, which has killed four people, injured four firefighters and scorched 76,067 acres of earth in southern Lake County.

Wednesday, Sep 23, 2015 at 08:20 AM PDT

President Obama Declares California Wildfire 'Major Disaster'

President Obama Declares California Wildfire 'Major Disaster'

President Barack Obama declared a major disaster Tuesday in a Northern California wildfire that has destroyed at least 1,200 homes and killed at least three people. The declaration issued for the fire...

Tuesday, Sep 22, 2015 at 11:44 AM PDT

Calif. Gov. Requests Major Disaster Declaration for Fires

Calif. Gov. Requests Major Disaster Declaration for Fires

Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday requested presidential major disaster declaration for California following the Valley and Butte fires in the northern part of the state, which to date, have scorched more than 145,000...

Tuesday, Sep 22, 2015 at 12:25 PM PDT

Valley Fire Snatches Lake County Woman's House, Job

Valley Fire Snatches Lake County Woman's House, Job

Many Lake County residents returned to their homes Monday, but some had nowhere to return. Maria Vasquez, a single mother of four children – one of whom is severely disabled – who was burned not only out of her...

Monday, Sep 21, 2015 at 07:22 AM PDT

California's Butte Fire Nearly Contained

California's Butte Fire Nearly Contained

California's massive Butte Fire is 70% contained. The fire has destroyed some 700 homes as of Monday.

Monday, Sep 21, 2015 at 07:49 AM PDT

Valley Fire Grows, Burns 75,711 Acres

Valley Fire Grows, Burns 75,711 Acres

A wildfire that has burned parts of Napa, Sonoma and Lake counties in California for just over a week is 69 percent contained as of Sunday evening, according to Cal Fire. The Valley Fire, which spread quickly...

Sunday, Sep 20, 2015 at 11:08 PM PDT

New Wildfire in Northern California Kills 1

New Wildfire in Northern California Kills 1

A new wildfire in Northern California has killed one person and destroyed or damaged 10 homes in Monterey County, a week after two other blazes killed five people and destroyed at least 1,400 homes, fire...

Friday, Sep 18, 2015 at 06:41 PM PDT

Wildfire Prompts Public Health Emergency Declaration

Wildfire Prompts Public Health Emergency Declaration

Lt. Steve Brooks tentatively identified the bodies as retired Mercury News reporter Leonard Neft, 69, whose body was found in the Anderson Springs area, and Bruce Beven Burns, whose body was found in Hidden...

Friday, Sep 18, 2015 at 07:13 PM PDT

Veterinarians Rescue Pets From Valley Fire

Veterinarians Rescue Pets From Valley Fire

Veterinarians and volunteers at the Middletown Animal Hospital have been working around the clock to rescue and treat injured animals.

Saturday, Sep 19, 2015 at 10:50 PM PDT

Destructive CA Wildfire Half-Contained at 74,500 Acres

Destructive CA Wildfire Half-Contained at 74,500 Acres

The so-called Valley Fire, which is devastating parts of Northern California, has scorched 74,500 acres (116 square miles) and is 50 percent contained, Cal Fire officials said Saturday. In the week since...

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