Latest September 2005 California wildfire Stories
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.
Wildfires raging in northern and southern California are overcoming firefighting attempts to control them and are threatening area populations, officials said.
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.
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