More prescribed burns will be needed to clear brush in Eldorado National Forest.
The U.S. Forest Service’s Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit has canceled three of the four prescribed fire operations it had planned for Wednesday on all four shores surrounding Lake Tahoe.
The Davis City Council will vote today on whether to have UC Davis fire chief also oversee the citys fire department in a proposed cost-saving move.
The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection is increasing staffing in preparation for gusty winds and low humidity that are expected to heighten fire danger through Saturday morning.
A forecast for precipitation has prompted a decision to lift fire restrictions starting midnight tonight in the Tahoe National Forest, Nationa Forest Supervisor Tom Quinn has announced.
The U.S. Forest Service’s Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit starts its fall-winter prescribed-fire program next week within the Lake Tahoe basin.
Even though the American fire was contained Aug. 29 and smoke is clearing, Tahoe National Forest officials say the fire area remains hazardous and a closure order is still in effect.
The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection reported Monday that it has contained the 80-acre Centerville fire in Butte County, one of seven wildfires the agency is fighting across the state.
Mosquito Ridge Road near Foresthill will reopen to all traffic at 8 a.m. today.
Six wildfires burned across the region this weekend, according to the California Department of Fire and Forestry.
An El Dorado County forest fire destroyed one home near Georgetown and took out an outbuilding Saturday in a 45-acre blaze that firefighters subdued before it could do more damage.
Today's 24th annual Lake in the Sky Airshow in South Lake Tahoe has been canceled because of poor air quality caused by the Rim and American wildfires outside the Tahoe basin.
Nearly two weeks after it started, the American fire northeast of Foresthill was reported 66 percent contained Friday night with 21,189 acres burned.
The American fire continued to grow Thursday, but fire officials reported good progress toward corralling the blaze, which started Aug. 10 northeast of Foresthill in Placer County.
Nearly 1,000 firefighters continued to wage an uphill battle against the Rim fire, which jumped a containment line and has grown in nearly every direction.
The largest fire to strike Tahoe National Forest this year the American fire has now burned an estimated 11,950 acres.
The U.S. Forest Service began thinning operations on Friday to reduce wildfire risks at Fallen Leaf Lake.
A wildfire in the Diamond Springs area was contained Friday after burning 116 acres, including one residence and multiple outbuildings, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.
A fast-moving grass fire on the American River Parkway in Rancho Cordova has been contained after burning about 7 acres.
A mining structure was reported destroyed Thursday as the American fire continued to grow.
The American fire continued to grow today, and one mining structure in a historic area has been destroyed.
The American fire, burning north of Foresthill in Placer County, has grown to 1,900 acres, but officials this evening reported that it is 5 percent contained.
Foothill residents in the Sacramento region are bracing for the second year of "fire prevention fees," a $150 charge that a class-action lawsuit alleges is an illegal tax.
Firefighters worked Saturday to contain two separate wildfires in the Eldorado National Forest.
The U.S. Forest Service and other land-management agencies have launched a new fire-safety campaign in the state: "One Less Spark, One Less Wildfire."
Firefighters on Friday contained a grass fire that burned about 40 acres in the American River Parkway, south of the river a day after another fire charred 100 acres of parkway land north of the river.