California Wildfire News

California’s Largest Wildfire Got Very Little Help from Rainfall

California’s largest wildfire so far this year has so far charred nearly 90 square miles, getting only a little help from rainfall in the area this week. The wildfire, which is now listed as 10% contained, broke out on July …

McKinney Fire in California Growing, Still out of Control

The McKinney Fire in Northern California was still out of control on Wednesday despite cloudy, cooler conditions on Tuesday night. The fire has burned nearly 90 square miles since it started on Friday in an unpopulated area in Klamath National …

2 Bodies Found Inside Vehicle in Path of Big California Wildfire

Authorities said two bodies were found inside a burned vehicle in the path of a raging Northern California wildfire that is one of several major blazes burning across the U.S. West amid hot, dry, gusty conditions. The McKinney Fire exploded …

California Seeing Largest Wildfire of 2022 at 80 Square Miles

A wildfire in Northern California was burning out of control on Monday amid exacerbating conditions that pose the dangers of thunderstorms, and hot, windy conditions. The McKinney Fire grew rapidly to more than 80 square miles after breaking out on …

Crews Protect Homes as California Wildfire Burns Near Yosemite

A destructive wildfire near Yosemite National Park burned out of control through tinder-dry forest on Sunday and had grown into one of California’s biggest blazes of the year, forcing thousands of residents to flee remote mountain communities. Some 2,000 firefighters …

Yosemite Wildfire Moving Eastward Toward Sierra National Forest

A wildfire that threatened a grove of California’s giant sequoias in Yosemite National Park was burning eastward into the Sierra National Forest on Wednesday. The Washburn Fire is one of dozens of blazes chewing through drought-parched terrain in the Western …

Evacuations for Communities Near California Forest Fire

Evacuation orders were expanded Tuesday for remote California communities near a wildfire that may have been sparked by fireworks or a barbecue on the Fourth of July in a mountainous region that’s a top tourism destination. The Electra Fire in …

Northern California Wildfire Threatens 500 Buildings

A wildfire that erupted in Northern California forced evacuations as it threatened about 500 homes and other buildings, authorities said. The Rices Fire erupted at around 2 p.m. near the Yuba River in Nevada County and had spread to more …

PG&E Pleads Not Guilty in Deadly 2020 California Wildfire

Pacific Gas & Electric this week pleaded not guilty to involuntary manslaughter and other charges it faces after its equipment sparked a wildfire that killed four people and destroyed hundreds of homes in Northern California two years ago, prosecutors announced. …

Wildfire Evacuation Orders Lifted for Northern California Fire

Evacuation orders were lifted for residents along a road in the Napa wine country as firefighters made progress against a wildfire. The Napa County Office of Emergency Services told residents around midnight Tuesday they could return home but urged them …