David and Cindy Leonard lost their home on Cobb Mountain in the Valley Fire, which ignited on Sept. 12, 2015. After 18 months of chaos and uncertainty, they are finally seeing their new house take shape. But complications remain.
A high-ranking Cal Fire chief whose subordinates called him “psychotic” and “tyrannical” in an investigation last year retained his position despite recommendations from firefighters that he be removed.
An overnight fire caused extensive damage to a portion of Helwig Winery in Amador County’s Shenandoah Valley. Event manager Kathleen Mahan said the building housed office space and one of two winery kitchens but has not halted normal service for guests Tuesday.
A chimney and a cinder block wall is all still standing in the rubble of the house Miki Crawford and her family called home for 22 years after a wildfire raced through her Northern California rural community.
Smoke from the Detwiler and Long Valley fires is filling the air in Northern California. Placer County officials are warning there may be poor air quality through Sunday, especially in the Lake Tahoe area.
The 70,000-plus-acre Detwiler fire burning near Yosemite National Park west of Mariposa can bee seen from a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration satellite above. The satellite imagery shows wind pushing the smoke.
The raging blaze that forced thousands from their homes in Mariposa yesterday has continued to spread its wrath, nearly doubling in size overnight to more than 45,700 acres, Cal Fire reported Wednesday morning.