More than 1,000 fire personnel were working the wildfires in and around Crater Lake National Park in Oregon over the weekend. They have begun to wrap up their firefighting efforts. The park remained open. Ever curious what a firefighter sees on the fireline? Here is a video of a tree torching from one of the early days on the fire. Closer to home in California, a Mariposa County community was evacuated as a stubborn blaze burns in Yosemite National Park.
On Sunday, while finishing his route in Citrus Heights, a garbage truck driver had to think fast when he noticed his truck was on fire. He quickly found an open court he could use, emptied his truck, and called 911. Sacramento Metro Fire crews arrived and quickly extinguished the fire. Once it was safe, the Engine 21 crew got some extra "help" from court residents Zaniah, 5, Marcus, 5, and McKinley, 3.
In this August 3, 2017 video posted on the Sacramento Fire Department's Facebook page, viewers get an inside looks at the live fire training future firefighters must go through before they join the force. Watch as these new recruits work to manage their air consumption and wrangle a fire hose while working through a structure fire on their way to their August 18 graduation.
The Minerva fire burned in the timbered mountains near Quincy in Plumas County on Sunday. Helicopter crews dipped buckets into Spanish Creek alongside Feather River College before making water drops on flames. Fire engines from many agencies arrived in Quincy to battle the blaze.
From dropping dry branches on your head to catching fire quickly and burning intensely, trees, among the reasons we go into the woods and forests in the first place, present certain dangers in this hot, dry summer. Cal Fire provides details.
A wildfire in the rural area near the Amador-El Dorado county line has burned 154 acres. The Ranch Fire started just before 2 p.m. Wednesday at 7531 Ranch Camp Road in the Mount Aukum/Somerset area, and was caught on this camera operated by Nevada Seismo Lab.
A Cal Fire jet air tanker takes careful aim before dropping fire retardant on land and vegetation in the path of the High Fire in San Bernardino's Lucerne Valley on Sunday, July 23, 2017. The assault is just part of measures being taken to battle wildfires throughout the state.
A strike team comprised of personnel from Sacramento Metropolitan, Sacramento, West Sacramento and Cosumnes fire departments got a sobering view of what they were heading into as they approached the Detwiler Fire on Sunday, July 23, 2017.
The 70,000-plus-acre Detwiler fire burning near Yosemite National Park west of Mariposa can be seen from a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration satellite above. The satellite imagery shows wind pushing the smoke.