California Wildfires

California Wildfires

Coverage of brush fires across the state

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...

Friday, Sep 18, 2015 at 08:18 AM PDT

Mountain Lion Cub Saved From Butte Fire

Mountain Lion Cub Saved From Butte Fire

The Department of Fish and Wildlife is caring for a 4-month-old mountain lion cub that was separated from his mother and burned on his paws.

Thursday, Sep 17, 2015 at 01:49 PM PDT

5-Acre Fire Breaks Out in Yorba Linda

5-Acre Fire Breaks Out in Yorba Linda

Orange County Fire officials responded to a 5-acre fire eating up the brush on a hillside Thursday afternoon.

Thursday, Sep 17, 2015 at 11:41 AM PDT

Drought, Beetles Exacerbate Valley Fire Conditions

Drought, Beetles Exacerbate Valley Fire Conditions

California's drought – and subsequent beetle infestation – is likely exacerbating fires across the state, including the Valley Fire, which on Thursday had burned 73,000 acres and was 35 percent contained.

Wednesday, Sep 16, 2015 at 05:28 PM PDT

Cal Fire Confirms 2 Dead in Butte Fire

Cal Fire Confirms 2 Dead in Butte Fire

A second body has been found in the Butte wildfire burning in the Sierra Nevada foothills in Northern California.

Wednesday, Sep 16, 2015 at 06:27 PM PDT

Valley Fire Ranked 9th Most Damaging Wildfire Ever in California

Valley Fire Ranked 9th Most Damaging Wildfire Ever in California

The 70,000-acre Valley Fire in Lake, Sonoma and Napa counties that has claimed one life and injured four firefighters is expected to be among the most damaging California wildfires ever, Cal Fire said.

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