California Wildfires

Freddie Alexander Smoke III was arrested Saturday July 13, 2014, and accused of recklessly causing a fire and with marijuana cultivation, both felonies, according to the California Department of Fire and Forestry Protection. (AP Photo/ Shasta County Sheriff's Department)

Man named ‘Smoke’ accused of starting NorCal ‘Bully’ wildfire

REDDING, Calif. (AP) — A 27-year-old man who was allegedly at an illegal marijuana plot is suspected of starting a wildfire that has burned about 6 square miles of forested land in Northern California. Freddie […]

07/13/2014

The Cal Fire helitack crew from Boggs Mountain puts out flames around a Cal Fire dozer transport as the Butts Canyon fire jumps Butts Canyon Road, Tuesday, July 1, 2014 . outside Middletown, Calif., near the border between Napa and Lake counties.(AP Photo/Santa Rosa Press Democrat, Kent Porter)

California wildfire burning in triple-digit heat

WINTERS, Calif. (AP) — Crews battling a wildfire Monday in a rugged patch of far Northern California faced another day of triple-digit temperatures and gusty winds as officials warned the flames could again threaten homes. […]

07/07/2014

In this still frame from video provided by KNSD-TV, a home is fully involved in flames as crews scrambled to corral a wildfire that burned two homes near the San Diego County mountain town of Julian in Southern California Thursday, July 3, 2014. The blaze erupted around 10:30 a.m. and prompted the mandatory evacuation of 200 homes. Firefighters attacked the 150-acre blaze in the air and on the ground. The fire destroyed two homes and an outbuilding and was 15 percent contained at nightfall, state fire Capt. Kendal Bortisser said. (AP Photo/KNSD-TV)

California wildfires grow in north, south

JULIAN, Calif. (AP) — Crews scrambled Thursday to corral a wildfire that burned two homes in Southern California and threatened hundreds of others as an older, larger blaze endangered more homes in rural Northern California. […]

07/03/2014

Smoke rises from the Butts Canyon Fire on Tuesday July 1, 2014, near Middletown, Calif., on the border between Lake and Napa counties. (AP Photo/Santa Rosa Press Democrat, Kent Porter)

Butts Fire in Napa County grows, no major vineyards at risk

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A raging wildfire in rural Northern California has spread over 5 square miles and forced the evacuation of 200 homes in Napa County but was not threatening any major vineyards on […]

07/02/2014

Kelseyville firefighters prepare to pull back from the fire on Butts Canyon Road, as the fire jumps the road, Tuesday July, 1, 2014, outside Middletown, Calif., at the border between Lake and Napa counties. (AP Photo/The Press Democrat, Kent Porter)

Damaging fire in Napa County grows to 5 square miles

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — More than 1,000 firefighters are hoping to get a better handle Wednesday on a raging wildfire in rural Northern California that has spread to 5 square miles and forced the evacuation […]

07/02/2014

The Powerhouse Fire, San Francisquito Canyon. (AP Photo)

Report finds Powerhouse Fire caused by power lines

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – The Powerhouse Fire was started by electrical power lines, according to a report issued today by the U.S. Forest Service. “The electrical power lines created a competent ignition source,” John Heil […]

06/24/2014

This jet powered DC-10 air tanker #910 makes a long drop of fire retardant on the Shirley Fire, Saturday, June 14, 2014 in the Alta Sierra area where the wildfire has consumed more than 800 acres. (AP Photo/The Bakersfield Californian, Casey Christie)

California wildfire evacuations lifted

LAKE ISABELLA, Calif. (AP) – All evacuation orders were lifted Monday evening after firefighters made significant progress containing 50 percent of a smoky mountain wildfire west of a lake near Bakersfield, officials said. The blaze […]

06/17/2014

This jet powered DC-10 air tanker #910 makes a long drop of fire retardant on the Shirley Fire, Saturday, June 14, 2014 in the Alta Sierra area where the wildfire has consumed more than 800 acres. (AP Photo/The Bakersfield Californian, Casey Christie)

Shirley Fire grows slightly, threatens homes

LAKE ISABELLA, Calif. (AP) — A smoky wildfire burning near homes in the southern Sierra Nevada west of California’s Lake Isabella was holding steady Monday and crews expected to make significant progress before hotter, drier […]

06/16/2014

An Erickson Air-Crane loads up from Isabella Lake Sunday, June 15, 2014 before making another water drop on the Shirley Fire  west of Wofford Heights, Calif. (AP photo/The Bakersfield Californian, Casey Christie)

California fire grows slightly, threatens homes

LAKE ISABELLA, Calif. (AP) — A wildfire burning near homes Monday in the southern Sierra Nevada west of California’s Lake Isabella grew only slightly overnight and crews expected to make significant progress before hotter, drier […]

06/16/2014

This jet powered DC-10 air tanker #910 makes a long drop of fire retardant on the Shirley Fire, Saturday, June 14, 2014 in the Alta Sierra area where the wildfire has consumed more than 800 acres. (AP Photo/The Bakersfield Californian, Casey Christie)

Bakersfield wildfire threatens some 500 homes

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) – More than 1,000 firefighters have been involved in the effort to control a central California wildfire that threatens more than 500 homes. The blaze, which started Friday, has burned through 3.1 […]

06/16/2014

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