More than 1,600 firefighters were battling the blaze in the Santa Ynez Mountains west of Santa Barbara on land and by air. They were able to stop its forward growth, and the blaze was 78% contained, federal officials said.
A wildfire raging through Southern California coastal mountains threatened ranches and rural homes and kept a major highway shut down Wednesday as the fire-scarred state faced a new round of dry winds that raise risk of flames.
The lightning-caused KNP Complex that erupted on Sept. 9 has burned into 15 giant sequoia groves in the park.
FOX 11's Gina Silva got a chance to check out these game-changing helicopters being used to fight wildfires here in California.
Alexandra Souverneva told Cal Fire authorities she was trying to boil bear urine to drink before the fire started, and authorities noted that she seemed to be dehydrated.
A woman accused of arson for a wildfire in Northern California said she was trying to boil bear urine to drink before the fire started, authorities claim.
An industrial area in Carson is picking up the pieces after a massive fire engulfed a warehouse and multiple nearby buildings.
Crews are battling a massive fire at a Carson warehouse.
Cal fire says they arrested 120 people last year for suspected arson and they are on track to see that number increase. This year alone, investigators have arrested 109 people.
PG&E has been charged with manslaughter and other crimes for the company's alleged role in starting the Zogg Fire in Northern California last year.
The ‘University Fire’ sparked along University Pkwy and the 215 Freeway; it stretched a little over 70 acres, but is 100% contained, according to an update from the San Bernardino County Fire Department.
Firefighters stopped the forward progress of a fast-moving brush fire that sparked Wednesday in San Bernardino.
The U.S. Forest Service will end its forest closure and reopen select forests in Southern California.
A brush fire that sparked near the northbound 5 Freeway at Vista Del Lago in the Gorman area Friday afternoon has quickly grown to more than 255 acres, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department.
The colossal General Sherman Tree in Sequoia National Park’s Giant Forest, some other sequoias, the Giant Forest Museum and other buildings were wrapped for protection against the possibility of intense flames.
The massive sequoias grow on the western slope of the Sierra Nevada. The General Sherman Tree stands 275 feet and is over 36 feet in diameter at the base, according to the U.S. National Park Service.
Both fires were projected to advance in the direction of Giant Forest, home to more than 2,000 giant sequoias including the General Sherman Tree, the largest tree on Earth by volume.
“Scientists have been warning us for years that extreme weather is going to get more extreme,” President Joe Biden said after touring wildfires in northern California.
Firefighters Monday were making progress on a wildfire that jumped across the 5 Freeway and spread across dry hillsides. Two firefighters suffered burn injuries while battling the blaze, officials said.
The Route Fire has stretched to more than 140 acres.