Latest Summer 2008 California wildfires Stories
Firefighters battling wildfires in Northern California got no relief from nature Thursday as dry thunderstorms and triple-digit heat were forecast.
A wildfire in Northern California burned 50 homes and forced the evacuation of 10,000 people as firefighters to the south reported making gains. The 49,000-acre fire north of Sacramento caused the worst damage in Concow, officials told the Los Angeles Times.
Wildfires swept through northern California's Butte County Tuesday, sending thousands of people fleeing to safety, authorities said.
By Adam Foxman, Ventura County Star, Calif. Jul. 8--After several days of moderate weather and fog that helped firefighters battle the Gap fire near Goleta, officials are bracing for a heat wave expected to arrive today.
New firefighting crews called in to battle California wildfires LOS ANGELES, July 7 (Xinhua) -- New firefighting crews were called in Monday to battle a wildfire in Southern California in order to take advantage of weakening winds before higher temperatures and probably lightning storms arrive later this week, officials said.
By Niesha Lofing, The Sacramento Bee, Calif. Jul. 7--Hundreds of fires continue to burn throughout the state today, scorching acreage and threatening homes and businesses. Firefighters are battling 330 active fires in California.
By Tom Kisken, Ventura County Star, Calif. Jul. 7--Firefighters secured much of the southern and eastern flanks of the raging Gap fire near Goleta on Sunday, but worry about hotter temperatures starting today that could be followed by winds and lightning by the end of the week.
By AMANDA FEHD, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BIG SUR, Calif. A pair of out-of-control wildfires roared along California's central coast Friday, chewing through opposite ends of a parched forest and threatening a total of more than 4,500 homes.
By Joshua Molina, San Jose Mercury News, Calif. Jul. 7--Fires near Big Sur and Santa Barbara on Sunday continued to ravage the wilderness, but crews made steady progress as winds slowed and temperatures dropped.
California firefighters said they were hopeful Monday that the two biggest wildfires in the state were coming under control and wouldn't threaten more homes.
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