California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection News

Northern California Fire At 4,300 Acres, Forced Evacuations

A wildfire in rural Northern California’s Napa County damaged two homes and forced the evacuation of 200 others, although the blaze has yet to threaten the area’s famed vineyards. The fire in Pope Valley grew to 4,300 acres, according to …

Judge: Calfire Owes $30M in 2007 Fire Lawsuit

A Northern California judge has found the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection guilty of ‘egregious and reprehensible’ conduct in its response to the 2007 Moonlight Fire and ordered the agency to pay more than $30 million in penalties …

Yosemite Fire Costs San Francisco Power as Water Unharmed

A wildfire spreading within miles of water and hydropower sources for San Francisco in Yosemite National Park has cost the city $600,000 for replacement electricity, officials said. The Rim Fire grew on Monday to about 150,000 acres (60,600 hectares) or …

California Faces Longer, Tough Wildfire Season

California truly is the Golden State this summer – golden brown – and that has fire officials worried heading into the peak of the wildfire season. It’s still weeks before the fire-fanning Santa Ana winds usually arrive and already it’s …