The Ironman triathlon set to start Sunday morning in Lake Tahoe was canceled due to concerns about air quality generated by the nearby King fire, event organizers announced.
Thunderstorms developing Saturday in the Sierra Nevada could aid firefighters battling the King fire, which had grown to nearly 82,000 acres by 7 p.m., but fire planners are keeping close watch on the suddenly shifting winds that accompany such weather.
The Sacramento Region Community Foundation has established the King Fire Fund to support the approximately 3,000 residents affected by the King fire in El Dorado and Placer counties.
In the wake of Northern California wildfires that forced thousands of evacuations and left hundreds of residents homeless, detectives and investigators from the Department of Insurance and Contractors State License Board have spent the week in burn areas warning residents to beware of individuals and businesses that seek to take advantage of disaster victims.
Because of the uncertain path of the King fire, the U.S. Forest Service’s Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit has closed the McKinney Rubicon Trail and is advising against travel into the Desolation and Granite Chief wildernesses.
Follow our live blog to see how the fight is going to contain and control the King fire ravaging the Sierra Nevada.
More aircraft can be seen flying over the Sacramento area this week as firefighting air tankers shuttle between their base at McClellan Airfield and the King fire in El Dorado County.
A Southern California wildfire that prompted evacuations over the weekend in the Cleveland National Forest was started by the sun's rays reflecting off sheet metal that edged a homeowner's backyard garden, fire officials said Monday.
Firefighters continued to make progress Sunday on a wildfire burning near Yosemite National Park, with most evacuation orders lifted Saturday night and the reopening of Highway 49.
The Sacramento Fire Department had an active Sunday battling three fires, the largest of which burned an acre and a half near the American River Parkway north of the Sacramento River.
Sacramento Fire Department crews have put out a grass fire.
Two more suspicious fires in East Sacramento were extinguished early Thursday morning.
A fire ripped through a Del Paso Heights apartment early Wednesday morning.
Fire crews battling a 9.5-acre blaze near Mount Aukum in El Dorado County said it was fully contained Monday, but temporarily caused minor evacuations of a few residents.
Three minor fires keep Sacramento fire crews busy on Labor Day
A fire that started at the Elder Creek Transfer Station in south Sacramento Sunday evening has been contained.
A portion of the Garden Highway in South Natomas has reopened after firefighters battled a blaze on the American River Parkway near Northgate Boulevard in Sacramento.
A dinner to benefit those who suffered loss during the Sand fire is scheduled for Aug. 22 at the El Dorado County fairgrounds in Placerville.
Firefighters have contained a large grass fire near Winters in Yolo County, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.
A two-alarm fire that broke out in Elk Grove this afternoon displaced a family of two adults and three children, according to Cosumnes Fire Department officials.
Firefighters continue to make progress on three north state wildland fires, allowing officials to lift all evacuations and major road closures.
A two-alarm grass fire at Laguna Star and Fieldale drives near Elk Grove’s Laguna Creek area has been contained after burning between 3 and 4 acres.
Business owners impacted by Northern California wildfires may request various forms of tax relief, the California State Board of Equalization announced Wednesday (Aug. 6).