Sequoia National Forest

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

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)

Shirley Fire destroys 3 homes so far and threatens 1,000 more

LAKE ISABELLA, Calif. (AP) — A smoky mountain wildfire destroyed three houses and threatened 1,000 others despite progress Monday clearing fire lines west of a California lake near Bakersfield, officials said. At least two of […]

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)

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

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. The Kern County Sheriff's Office has called for the evacuation of about 500 homes in the Wofford Heights area. (AP photo/The Bakersfield Californian, Casey Christie)

California wildfire expected to head toward homes

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — Federal fire officials accelerated their attack Sunday on a smoky wildfire that threatened more than 500 homes in central California as they raced to control the fast-moving blaze before hotter, drier […]

06/15/2014

Fire sweeps Sierra foothills, destroys 2 homes

(AP) – More than 200 firefighters are battling a grass and woodland fire in the central Sierra foothills that has already destroyed two homes. State fire officials say the small but fast-moving fire has also […]

08/09/2012

Weekend thunderstorms fuel Calif. wildfires

(AP) – An uncontained wildfire in Northern California‘s Plumas National Forest has consumed more than 16 square miles, fueled by winds from weekend thunderstorms. Officials say the Chips Fire grew in multiple directions on Sunday, […]

08/06/2012

Cooler weather aids firefighters in Sequoia forest

(AP) – Crews aided by light rain, cooler temperatures and high humidity have been able to control a 1,800-acre wildfire in the Sequoia National Forest. The fire remained 35 percent contained Tuesday morning. Fire officials […]

06/05/2012

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