Latest September 2005 California wildfire Stories

2008-07-12 21:00:12

A wildfire in the Sierra foothills in California was more than half contained Saturday after charring almost 50,000 acres 100 miles north of Sacramento. The hundreds of firefighters battling the blaze near Paradise in Butte County got some welcome help from the weather, the Los Angeles Times reported. Winds and temperatures were down and humidity up. Officials lifted a mandatory evacuation order for Paradise, where more than 30,000 people live on the banks of the Feather River....

2008-07-03 12:00:31

Wildfires raging in northern and southern California are overcoming firefighting attempts to control them and are threatening area populations, officials said. Monterey County Office of Emergency Services spokesman Darby Marshall said the wildfire threatening the scenic Big Sur region had jumped a containment line created by firefighters and was continuing to ravage the area, the Los Angeles Times said Thursday. It seems to be giving the fire guys conniption fits, Marshall said of the...

2008-06-22 12:00:03

By Don Thompson Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Thunderstorms sparked as many as 75 wildfires in a wilderness area in far northern California on Saturday as officials farther south got close to containing a blaze that destroyed several homes and forced thousands to evacuate. Storms overnight Friday were responsible for the large number of fires in Shasta-Trinity National Forest, near Redding. Those fires range in size from less than an acre to more than 750 acres. None...

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