Part of Red Corral Road near the Amador County community of Pioneer will be temporarily closed beginning Saturday while crews work to extinguish a fire inside a mine.

Sacramento fire officials say two of four structure fires that broke out within a seven-hour span Thursday in the East Sacramento and Mansion Flats neighborhoods were suspicious, based on evidence investigators have found at the scenes.

Two commercial buildings in downtown Sacramento were destroyed in a two-alarm fire that threatened surrounding buildings in the 1400 block of E Street early Thursday evening.

The Sacramento Fire Department is investigating as suspicious three residential fires that broke out within less than two hours Thursday in east Sacramento.

Some popular areas of Yosemite National Park that were closed during last year's enormous Rim Fire have reopened to visitors.

A report that a woman might be inside a vacant commercial building that burned Monday morning turned out to be unfounded.

Investigators say it could be days or weeks before they understand exactly what led to the deaths of two women in their Placerville home last week, but they indicated Tuesday that they are not searching for suspects.

In a blistering ruling against Cal Fire, a judge in Plumas County has found the agency guilty of “egregious and reprehensible conduct” in its response to the 2007 Moonlight fire and ordered it to pay more than $30 million in penalties, legal fees and costs to Sierra Pacific Industries and others accused in a Cal Fire lawsuit of causing the fire.

An attic fire damaged an Arden Arcade apartment unit this morning.

The cause of an early morning fire in Placerville that injured two men is being looked into by fire and police investigators.

Fire investigators are trying to determine the cause of a fire that damaged two homes in Citrus Heights this afternoon.

Two people have been taken to UC Davis Medical Center tonight after suffering burns in an apartment fire in Rancho Cordova that displaced 146 residents.

Fire officials say a fire that started in the bedroom of an Antelope home this afternoon was likely caused by extension cords.

A fire on Kimball Island in the San Joaquin Delta north of Antioch destroyed three homes and damaged several others, according to spokeswoman at the Solano County Sheriff’s Department’s dispatch center.

A UC Davis study has found that wildfire smoke may be more problematic than previously thought. Research has found that rhesus macaque monkeys born in the intense fire season of 2008 had depressed immune systems compared with those that were born one year later.

A stubborn wildfire burning in the foothills west of Butte Meadows has scorched 745 acres and remains 55 percent contained nearly a week after it was reported.

An early morning house fire in Elk Grove has displaced five people, authorities said.

Fire investigators said the cause of the two-alarm fire was arson.

The Bureau of Land Management is gearing up for summer wildfires, despite the temperatures now chilling Northern California.

President Barack Obama declared this summer’s Rim fire a major disaster Friday, reversing an earlier denial of aid following an appeal by Gov. Jerry Brown.

More prescribed burns will be needed to clear brush in Eldorado National Forest.

A teenage boy was injured and two homes were damaged when an Elk Grove trailer exploded early Thursday morning.

Eight people were displaced Monday night after a fire broke out at an Arden Arcade apartment complex.

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 city’s fire department in a proposed cost-saving move.

A house fire that started in a converted garage in Loomis has killed an adult male and seriously injured a younger man, officials said late Monday.

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.

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.

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.

As the Rim fire continues to burn in the Stanislaus National Forest, officials with the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection in Amador and El Dorado counties say such fires could occur in their jurisdiction.

Authorities started letting residents return Thursday to areas that had been evacuated due to the Clover fire, a blaze that started Monday near Happy Valley in Shasta County and grew quickly because of dry and windy conditions.

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.

Officials say a hunter's fire started the Rim fire, which has burned 237,341 acres, closed a major entrance into Yosemite National Park and dried up the steady steam of vacationers, day-trippers and visitors to this tourism-dependent county.

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.

Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District officials Sunday were investigating suspicious midday fires at a residence near Folsom Boulevard and Rod Beaudry Drive.

On Aug. 17, as the first calls for assistance came in from a fire 150 miles away near Yosemite, the ridgetop Interagency Command Center in Grass Valley was already at full throttle.

Mosquito Ridge Road near Foresthill will reopen to all traffic at 8 a.m. today.

As the Rim fire raged Monday near Yosemite National Park, fire officials estimated the cost of the firefight at $20 million and rising, the latest in a rush of wildfires threatening to blow through California's firefighting budget for a second straight year.

Six wildfires burned across the region this weekend, according to the California Department of Fire and Forestry.

On Day 9, the sweeping Rim fire reshaped lives and topography from pristine wilderness areas to a famed national park to mountain communities whose fates could depend on which way the wind blew.

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.

Bay Area resident Barbara Morgan and her family have been coming to Pinecrest Lake in late August for a before-school camping trip for decades. And in all their years at the lake, they have never seen it as empty as this year.

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.

If you have reservations to vacation inside Yosemite National Park in the coming days, chances are you made them a year ago and are sweating out the decision on whether to go.

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 Rim fire continued to devour thousands of acres of brush, pine and oak trees as it burned out of control near Yosemite National Park.

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.

Firefighters continue to battle major wildfires in Northern California. The National Weather Service's Red Flag Warning – signaling prime conditions for fire ignition – remains in effect until 9 p.m. today.

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.

Bridgett Mollet and her family had less than five minutes to flee their home on Swedes Flat Road on Saturday as the wildfire near Oroville grew.

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