Department of Forestry and Fire Protection News

Most Evacuations Lifted Near Huge Southern California Fire

BANNING, Calif. — Authorities on Tuesday lifted most evacuation orders as firefighters made slow progress against a huge blaze in the Southern California mountains that forced thousands of people from their homes. The wildfire straddling Riverside and San Bernardino counties …

Vehicle Malfunction Sparked Southern California Wildfire

BANNING, Calif. — A wildfire in mountains east of Los Angeles that has forced thousands of people from their homes was sparked by a malfunctioning diesel vehicle, fire officials said Monday. The vehicle spewed burning carbon from its exhaust system, …

Wildfire in Northeastern Calif. Contained, New Blaze on Southern Coast Investigated

While firefighters gained control of a wildfire in California’s rural northeast, investigators searched for the cause of a new blaze down south. The 34-square-mile (88.3-square-kilometer) Gold Fire in northern Lassen County was 60% contained Monday night after a few thunderstorms …

One Wildfire Metric Threatens to Upend PG&E’s Restructuring Plan

PG&E Corp. investors looking to learn their fate may not get the answer from the bankrupt power company. Instead, the key data point could pop up within days on the website of California’s forestry service. That’s where firefighters are tracking …