california wildfires

Vineyard owners share stories of loss and salvation amid wine country wildfires

Vineyard owners share stories of loss and salvation amid wine country wildfires

California wildfires affect wineries and homeowners in the Napa and Sonoma Counties....
They survived six hours in a pool as a wildfire burned their neighborhood to the ground

They survived six hours in a pool as a wildfire burned their neighborhood to the ground

John and Jan Pascoe spent six hours in a neighbor's swimming pool while the fires raged around them....
The Latest: Sonoma raceway to close RV evacuation site

The Latest: Sonoma raceway to close RV evacuation site

A major campground used by evacuees fleeing Northern California wildfires is closing as fire threats decrease and authorities allow more people to go home....
The Latest: Fire crews thanked in notes on Sonoma statue

The Latest: Fire crews thanked in notes on Sonoma statue

In the historic main square of the wine and tourist town of Sonoma, townspeople have rigged a statue of the town's 19th century founder with a face mask and signs thanking...
Northern California is facing catastrophic wildfires more typically seen in the south. Experts aren't sure why

Northern California is facing catastrophic wildfires more typically seen in the south. Experts aren't sure why

Thousands of homes destroyed and dozens dead. Horrific wildfire losses are part of the California experience — but they're usually in the southern part of the state....
California firefighters 'turned a corner' on historic blazes after calm weather

California firefighters 'turned a corner' on historic blazes after calm weather

Fire officials in California said they "turned a corner" on one of the deadliest outbreaks of wildfires to ever hit the state after calm weather and a massive mobilization of...
California fires turn shelters into extended homes

California fires turn shelters into extended homes

Many evacuees from wildfires that have ravaged California wine country have spent days at Red Cross shelters, where they say volunteers do their best to provide the comforts of...
California turns corner in battling wine country fires

California turns corner in battling wine country fires

Some counties were preparing to let more evacuees return to their homes amid improving weather...
Mitch Albom: What would you save if your life depended on it?

Mitch Albom: What would you save if your life depended on it?

The heartbreaking stories from the California wildfires beg the question: What would you save if a fire was sweeping toward your home?...
The costs to fight the deadly wildfires in the West are spiraling out of control

The costs to fight the deadly wildfires in the West are spiraling out of control

The federal government spent more than $2.7 billion on firefighting in its most recently finished budget year, a record....
Death toll rises to 40 in California fires

Death toll rises to 40 in California fires

Stories emerge of those killed in the fires and their attempts to escape, with the oldest victim 100 and the youngest just 14....
Gusty Winds Fan California Wildfires, Force More Evacuations

Gusty Winds Fan California Wildfires, Force More Evacuations

The winds pushed flames into the hills on the edge of Sonoma...
Towering flames prompt more evacuations as California wildfires kill 40

Towering flames prompt more evacuations as California wildfires kill 40

Firefighters are battling large wildfires that authorities say have killed at least 35 people, left hundreds missing and leveled entire neighborhoods in California....
Calif. wildfire ‘blast’ kills teen, injures his family

Calif. wildfire ‘blast’ kills teen, injures his family

The wildfires that swept across a wide area north of San Francisco are the deadliest the state has seen...
Family dog emerges alive and happy from wildfire aftermath

Family dog emerges alive and happy from wildfire aftermath

Two men walked for miles to find their family home was lost to wildfire but the family dog had happily survived....
Dazed Californians brace for more 'extreme fire behavior' as death toll rises to 34

Dazed Californians brace for more 'extreme fire behavior' as death toll rises to 34

Strong winds, dry air and warm temperatures combine to elevate the threat....
Life goes on in Northern California city hit hard by fire

Life goes on in Northern California city hit hard by fire

With some neighborhoods turned to ashes, patrons belly up to bar as life goes on in Northern California city....
Over 200 Arizona first responders head to California to help with wildfire efforts

Over 200 Arizona first responders head to California to help with wildfire efforts

Gov. Doug Ducey: "We are proud to support our neighboring state ..."...
The Latest: Video shows California deputy braving flames

The Latest: Video shows California deputy braving flames

The Sonoma County Sheriff's Office has released dramatic body camera footage showing a deputy braving flames to rescue a disabled woman and get people to flee from a lethal...
Green vineyards stand out in black of California fires

Green vineyards stand out in black of California fires

In Napa, California, near shops, restaurants and homes that burned to the ground, patches of vineyards are still intact albeit with some signs of damage to the leaves....
A couple that was married for 75 years died in the Northern California wildfires

A couple that was married for 75 years died in the Northern California wildfires

Charles and Sara Rippey died in their home during the wildfires in California. They were married for 75 years....
'Catastrophe' as 32 killed in California's deadliest wildfires

'Catastrophe' as 32 killed in California's deadliest wildfires

The state's fire chief says "we are a long way from being done with this catastrophe" as 32 people died and hundreds are missing....
Death toll in California wildfires reaches historically grim heights

Death toll in California wildfires reaches historically grim heights

The horrific scale of death and destruction is coming into focus, even as wildfires continue to rage throughout Northern California. Thirty-one confirmed dead....
Raiders cut short practice because of California wildfires

Raiders cut short practice because of California wildfires

But not before they played 'Smoke on the Water' over the loudspeakers, which seems like a bad song choice....
California wildfires have killed 31 in deadliest week of fires in state history

California wildfires have killed 31 in deadliest week of fires in state history

Rescue teams started looking for bodies Thursday in parts of California devastated by wildfires, authorities said, and the death toll has hit a record 31....
Why It's So Hard to Predict Exactly Where Wildfires Will Strike

Why It's So Hard to Predict Exactly Where Wildfires Will Strike

It's not like predicting a hurricane or tornado...
‘Peanuts’ Creator Charles Schultz’ House Burned Down in the California Wildfires

‘Peanuts’ Creator Charles Schultz’ House Burned Down in the California Wildfires

'It's the house he died in. All of their memorabilia and everything is all gone'...
At least 31 dead in horrific California wildfires, hundreds missing

At least 31 dead in horrific California wildfires, hundreds missing

At least 31 people have died in fast-growing wildfires across California....
Apocalyptic views from above the deadly California wildfires

Apocalyptic views from above the deadly California wildfires

Firefighters are battling at least 22 wildfires across California today. The blazes have consumed more than 180,000 acres of land so far, killing at least 26 people and destroying...
Searchers look for bodies in California’s charred ruins

Searchers look for bodies in California’s charred ruins

Search-and-rescue teams started looking for bodies Thursday in parts of California wine country devastated by wildfires...
Emergency alerts get scrutiny after deadly wildfires

Emergency alerts get scrutiny after deadly wildfires

The head of California's state fire agency says as wildfires rushed through the state's wine country Sunday night, there wasn't much time to warn residents "by any means."....
Winds expected to drive next wave of deadly California fires

Winds expected to drive next wave of deadly California fires

Winds gusting to 45 mph and dry air are expected to descend on areas north of San Francisco where at least 23 people have died and at least 3,500 homes and businesses have been...
A 'catastrophic event': Winds whip new terror into deadly California wildfires

A 'catastrophic event': Winds whip new terror into deadly California wildfires

The wildfires tearing through California wine country flared anew Wednesday, growing in size and number as authorities issued new evacuation orders....
Thousands flee as wildfires ravage California; 17 killed

Thousands flee as wildfires ravage California; 17 killed

At least 17 people have died in fast-growing wildfires across California....
'The neighborhood is gone,' Santa Rosa resident says after wildfire destroys home

'The neighborhood is gone,' Santa Rosa resident says after wildfire destroys home

Thousands of residents were displaced, according to the city’s mayor....
The Latest: Southern California fire 40 percent contained

The Latest: Southern California fire 40 percent contained

A Southern California wildfire that destroyed 14 buildings _ most of them homes _ is now 40 percent contained....
Couple killed in California wildfire wed 75 years

Couple killed in California wildfire wed 75 years

A family member says an elderly couple who died in a California wildfire was together since grade school and celebrated their 75th wedding anniversary last year....
The Latest: Death toll in California wildfires reaches 17

The Latest: Death toll in California wildfires reaches 17

The death toll from wildfires raging in Northern California has now grown by two to 17....
Napa Valley timeline, death toll from wildfire destruction across California

Napa Valley timeline, death toll from wildfire destruction across California

As the California wildfires elude containment, evacuations are increasing and scorched homes and land remain....
10 dead, 1,500 structures lost in California firestorm, among worst in state's history

10 dead, 1,500 structures lost in California firestorm, among worst in state's history

Hundreds have evacuated as multiple fires burn in Napa Valley and Sonoma, California...
The Latest: At least 1 dead in California wine country fires

The Latest: At least 1 dead in California wine country fires

The Latest on California wildfires (all times local):...
Thousands flee as wildfires ravage California; 11 killed

Thousands flee as wildfires ravage California; 11 killed

At least 11 people were killed and more than 100 others were injured on Monday as massive wildfires swept through parts of northern California, destroying 1,500 residences and...
Smoke, wildfires damage California's famed wine country

Smoke, wildfires damage California's famed wine country

Workers in Northern California's renowned wine country picked through charred debris and plotted what to do with pricey grapes after wildfires swept through lush vineyards,...
The Latest: Ex-Giants pitcher Lowry forced to flee wildfires

The Latest: Ex-Giants pitcher Lowry forced to flee wildfires

Former San Francisco Giants pitcher Noah Lowry and his family were among those who had to flee from the ferocious series of wildfires in Northern California....
'Diablo winds' fuel widespread destruction from fires in California wine country

'Diablo winds' fuel widespread destruction from fires in California wine country

The "Diablo winds" created conditions similar to those that caused one of the most destructive fires in Northern California history, the October 1991 firestorm that struck Oakland...
Fires rage through West with emergency declared in L.A., as rare heat wave bakes San Francisco

Fires rage through West with emergency declared in L.A., as rare heat wave bakes San Francisco

Temperatures in parts of the Western U.S. peaked at levels not seen in decades and the wilting heat challenged crews battling wildfires....