Caldor Fire, One Year Later: A look back at the destructive blaze that burned into Lake Tahoe Basin

One year after the vicious and fast-moving Caldor Fire tore through parts of the Sierra and leveled the community of Grizzly Flats, California’s 15th largest fire remains in the memories of those most impacted.”Everybody within this community, whether they lost a home, or they were evacuated, they all were impacted by the Caldor Fire,” one …

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2022 Sets Record Fire Activity in Southwest Europe, Says EU

Blazes that have torched tens of thousands of hectares of forest in France, Spain, and Portugal have made 2022 a record year for wildfire activity in southwestern Europe, the EU’s satellite monitoring service said Friday. Amid a prolonged heatwave that saw temperature records tumble, the Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service (CAMS) said that France had in …

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Gone in 30 seconds: Fire crews lose rigs, gear in flames. Volunteers give them bit of hope

Fire crews from across the state are battling a complex of lightning-caused fires in the Six Rivers National Forest.One of those crews came from El Dorado County and has paid a big price.In a matter of seconds on Saturday, the Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians tribal fire crew lost every bit of gear and …

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Vehicle fire slows traffic on Highway 101 near Santa Margarita

UPDATE (6:23 p.m.) – Firefighters have extinguished a vehicle fire that broke out early Friday evening on southbound Highway 101 near Santa Margarita. Crews were able to prevent the flames from spreading beyond the immediate grassy area surrounding the burned pickup truck. The slow lane of traffic has been reopened. KSBY Firefighters extinguish a vehicle …

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Death toll in McKinney Fire, California's largest, rises to 4

At least two killed in California wildfire 02:32 At least four people have died and more than 100 homes, sheds and other buildings have burned in California’s McKinney Fire since it erupted last Friday, officials said. Rain on Sunday and Monday helped firefighters as they worked to control the spread of the fire, but the …

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Firefighters struggle to contain California's largest wildfire this year

Firefighters struggle to contain California’s largest wildfire this year – CBS News Watch CBS News The so-called McKinney Fire is now the largest wildfire in California so far this year, exploding over the weekend to more than 80 square miles. It’s one of more than 50 large fires burning across the U.S. Jonathan Vigliotti reports. …

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McKinney Fire Update: Yreka neighborhoods evacuated; fire grows to more than 50,000 acres

Gov. Newsom declares emergency over fast-growing McKinley Fire 00:51 YREKA (CBS SF) — The McKinney Fire continued its march toward Yreka Saturday night, forcing residents living in the city’s western neighborhoods to evacuate their homes. The Yreka police department ordered residents living in the area west of Fairchild Street and Shasta Street to include Oakridge …

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Wildfires burn in California, Montana and Idaho amid scorching heat

Wildfires in California, Montana and Idaho exploded in size overnight amid windy, hot conditions and were quickly encroaching on neighborhoods Saturday. In Northern California’s Klamath National Forest, the fast-moving McKinney fire had burned an estimated 30,000 to 40,000 acres Saturday with zero containment, according to the U.S. Forest Service. The fire started Friday in a largely …

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