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The U.S. Forest Service says cloudy skies and lower temperatures are slowing the spread of two forest wildfires that are threatening as many as 250 homes in far Northern California.
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The Austin Fire Department has knocked down a brush fire in a greenbelt on the southwest side of Mesa and Spicewood Springs Road.
According to scanner traffic, the blaze - first reported on I Street - started around 2 p.m. was threatening the Arcata Marsh Interpretive Center on G Street.
Fireworks are suspected as the cause of a weekend vegetation fire in China Camp State Park, the San Rafael Fire Department said.
Aug. 31--A portion of the Garden Highway in South Natomas has reopened after firefighters battled a blaze on the American River Parkway near Northgate Boulevard in Sacramento.
Firefighters were on scene at a brush fire near Peters Pond for more than an hour Saturday evening, according to the fire department.
Last week's 6.0-magnitude Napa earthquake is a reminder that Marin could be better prepared for the inevitable next natural disaster.
Area fire department representatives practice Friday escaping a wildfire with an emergency fire shelter at the Denton County Emergency Management Building on Teasley Lane in Denton.
Fire restrictions that have been in place since May 30 lift at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday, according to the Bureau of Land Management's Carson City district office, the Carson and Bridgeport Ranger Districts of the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Bureau of Indian Affairs, and the Nevada Division of Forestry.
Firefighters warned motorists to be especially careful with smoking materials after a passing truck sparked a grass fire about a mile long through parts of Interstates 95 and 395 on Saturday, officials said.
Entering the final month of an intense wildfire season that has set the American West ablaze, with more than 17,000 wildfires across 2.3 million acres, Congress must recognize that its model for wildfire suppression is broken.
The Coffee Fire is burning in the Trinity Alps Wilderness. Total Acres : 6,258. Containment : 95%.
Air crews aided by clear skies battled a series of wildfires threatening 250 homes in a Northern California forest, but firefighters were still struggling to surround the huge complex of blazes, fire officials said.
Groveland, CA - Firefighters and Columbia Air Attack are heading to a vegetation fire in Groveland.
Fire crews make their way to the Chelaslie River fire in B.C.'s northwest, the largest fire burning in B.C. this season at 129,000 hectares B.C. could set a new record for the total amount of forest burned by wildfires this summer if the forecasts for a warm, dry fall are correct, say officials with B.C.'s Wildfire Management Branch.
Updated: Mon Sep 01, 2014 02:47 am
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