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    SANTA CRUZ COUNTY (CBS SF) — The containment last week of the CZU Lightning Complex fires brings a sigh of relief, but residents shouldn’t relax too much as new natural disaster risks follow the fires in Santa Cruz County – debris flows. Debris flows, essentially massive landslides, are triggered after high-intensity but short-duration bursts of rain. Short can mean as little as 15 minutes of heavy rain fall. While landslides have always been a threat in steep, hilly areas like those of the Santa Cruz mountains; the threat has been exacerbated in and around burn areas following the CZU fire. This is because the 37-day blaze eroded flora and their roots, leaving loose soil and rocks that, when saturated by...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Thousands of people have been forced to flee their homes as devastating wildfires scorch the Bay Area, some of which are the largest in California's history.LIVE UPDATES: More on the fires burning around Northern CaliforniaOver 1.2 million acres have burned in the state from 625 fires sparked by more than 13,000 lightning strikes within a week, according to Gov. Gavin Newsom. There are three major fire complexes currently burning in the Bay Area. CZU Lightning Complex Fire: San Mateo and Santa Cruz counties LNU Lightning Complex Fires: Napa, Sonoma, Solano, Yolo and Lake counties SCU Lightning Complex Fires: Contra Costa, Alameda, Santa Clara, Stanislaus and San Joaquin counties See the list below for the...
    SAN FRANCISCO -- A record-breaking heat wave combined with more than 13,000 lightning strikes sparked 625 wildfires around Northern California.EVACUATIONS: The latest on LNU, CZU and SCU Lightning Complex fire evacuations, road closuresMany of those fires merged into what CAL FIRE calls "complexes" and spread out of control, burning homes, businesses and ancient redwood trees in the greater Bay Area.The three major complexes in the Bay Area are the LNU Lightning Complex in the North Bay, the SCU Lightning Complex in the East and South Bay and the CZU Lightning Complex in the southern Peninsula, between San Mateo and Santa Cruz counties.MAP: Track wildfires across San Francisco Bay Area, other parts of California with this interactive mapApp users: For a...
    The CZU Lightning Complex Fire was fully contained Tuesday night, authorities said. The blaze broke out the morning of Aug. 16 and burned 86,509 acres in San Mateo and Santa Cruz counties, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Prevention. One person was killed and another was injured in the fire. Cal Fire said the blaze also destroyed 1,490 structures, including 925 single-family homes. Thousands of residents in the Santa Cruz Mountains were forced to flee as crews struggled to fight the fire in rugged terrain. About 1,000 people were still evacuated as of Tuesday. “Repopulation efforts continue to be complicated in portions of the fire area by closed roads, damaged utilities and compromised trees,” Cal Fire said...
    SANTA CRUZ (CBS S) – After more than a month, the CZU Lightning Complex fire is finally contained. The lightning-sparked fire broke out on August 16, and charred more than 86,000 acres in San Mateo and Santa Cruz counties, an area spanning some 135 square miles. One person died in the fire, and 925 homes were destroyed. Officials warn it will be a while before people can begin to rebuild in the area due to “closed roads, damaged utilities and compromised trees.”
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- A record-breaking heat wave combined with thousands of lightning strikes has sparked hundreds of wildfires around Northern California, burning homes and prompting evacuations.BAY AREA WILDFIRES: The latest on evacuation orders, road closures, containment numbersLIVE: Track air quality levels impacted by smoke from San Francisco Bay Area wildfiresHere are the latest developments on the blazes in the Bay Area.New evacuations issued have been near Oroville, north of Sacramento, as the Bear Fire explodes in size. The fire is exploding in size in the Plumas National Forest - fueled by high winds. So far, nearly 58,000 acres have burned and it's 37% contained. The Bear Fire is part of the North Complex, which sparked last month from a...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- A record-breaking heat wave combined with thousands of lightning strikes has sparked hundreds of wildfires around Northern California, burning homes and prompting evacuations.BAY AREA WILDFIRES: The latest on evacuation orders, road closures, containment numbersLIVE: Track air quality levels impacted by smoke from San Francisco Bay Area wildfiresHere are the latest developments on the blazes in the Bay Area.Sept. 13, 20209:15 p.m.Crews battle 50-acre vegetation fire in LivermoreAlameda County firefighters are on the scene of a working vegetation Fire at Altamont Pass Road in unincorporated Livermore. Officials say it has burned 50 acres and is 75% contained. #AltamontFire [Update] Fire is now 50 acres and 75% contained. @AlamedaCoFire @calfireSCU— Alameda County Fire (@AlamedaCoFire) September 14, 20208 p.m.CZU...
    Bay Area residents waiting for good news were standing by Sunday as firefighters inched closer to fully containing the SCU Lightning complex, the third-largest fire in recorded California history. Almost a full month since the series of fires began after a freak dry lightning storm swept over much of Northern California, the SCU Lightning Complex was about 98 percent contained after burning up nearly 400,000 acres, CalFire officials said Sunday. The record-breaking blaze has injured four first responders and two civilians, while a total of 248 structures have been destroyed or damaged, officials said. The fire threatened the historic Lick Observatory in late August. About 50 firefighters are continuing to fight the blaze as material inside control lines “continue to...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- A record-breaking heat wave combined with thousands of lightning strikes has sparked hundreds of wildfires around Northern California, burning homes and prompting evacuations.BAY AREA WILDFIRES: The latest on evacuation orders, road closures, containment numbersLIVE: Track air quality levels impacted by smoke from San Francisco Bay Area wildfiresHere are the latest developments on the blazes in the Bay Area.Sept. 13, 2020SCU Complex Fire 98% containedThe SCU Complex Fire affecting Alameda, Santa Clara, Contra Costa counties is 98% contained, according to CAL FIRE officials. Firefighters are expecting full containment by Thursday, September 17. 396,624 acres have burned so far in seven counties.Sept. 12, 20208 p.m.CAL FIRE provides latest on LNU, SCU, CZU Lightning Complex fires burning across Bay...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- A record-breaking heat wave combined with thousands of lightning strikes has sparked hundreds of wildfires around Northern California, burning homes and prompting evacuations.BAY AREA WILDFIRES: The latest on evacuation orders, road closures, containment numbersLIVE: Track air quality levels impacted by smoke from San Francisco Bay Area wildfiresHere are the latest developments on the blazes in the Bay Area.Sept. 12, 20206:55 p.m.3 more bodies located in rubble of NorCal fireThree more bodies were located in the rubble of the Northern California fire, bringing the death toll from recent California blazes to 22. Track the wildfires in California here. 10 a.m.Pres. Trump to visit scorched California Monday for briefing on wildfiresPresident Donald Trump announced that he would visit...
    SCOTTS VALLEY (CBS SF) — As firefighters continued to battle an 86,509-acre wildfire burning in the timber-rich forests of the Santa Cruz Mountains Saturday, a symbol of the devastating toll the blaze has taken on the native wildlife has emerged from the smoke and flames. On Friday, a California Highway Patrol officer discovered a badly burned bobcat sitting in the middle of the road near Empire Grade and Alba. The cat’s fur was singed, the pads on its feet badly burned. Visible signs of its frantic attempt to flee the flames. “It’s in bad shape. Singed coat, severely dehydrated and thin,” said Rebecca Dmytryk, President and CEO of Wildlife Emergency Services in an email. The injured animal was taken to...
    California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D), without evidence, declared Friday that the ongoing wildfires in his state prove the science surrounding global warming is now officially settled. “The debate is over around climate change. Just come to the state of California, observe it with your own eyes,” a grinning Newsom told reporters while touring the fire-ravaged North Complex near Oroville. “It’s not an intellectual debate, it’s not even debatable.” CA Gov. Gavin Newsom: "The debate is OVER around climate change." pic.twitter.com/ATFQQWOpsa — The Hill (@thehill) September 11, 2020 “We’re in the midst of a climate emergency, we’re in the midst of a climate crisis,” he continued. “We’re experiences weather conditions the likes of which we’ve never experienced in our lifetime. We’re...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- A record-breaking heat wave combined with thousands of lightning strikes has sparked hundreds of wildfires around Northern California, burning homes and prompting evacuations.BAY AREA WILDFIRES: The latest on evacuation orders, road closures, containment numbersLIVE: Track air quality levels impacted by smoke from San Francisco Bay Area wildfiresHere are the latest developments on the blazes in the Bay Area.Sept. 11, 202012 p.m.Gov. Newsom tours wildfire damageGov. Gavin Newsom gave perhaps his most impassioned plea for people to recognize and fight climate change as he toured the North Complex fire damage in Butte County on Friday. He said the state of California is facing the reality of the threat from climate change. "Observe it with your own eyes."...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- A record-breaking heat wave combined with thousands of lightning strikes has sparked hundreds of wildfires around Northern California, burning homes and prompting evacuations.BAY AREA WILDFIRES: The latest on evacuation orders, road closures, containment numbersLIVE: Track air quality levels impacted by smoke from San Francisco Bay Area wildfiresHere are the latest developments on the blazes in the Bay Area.Sept. 10, 202012p.m.Marin County parks closed today due to unhealthy airMcNears Beach Park, McInnis Park, and McInnis Skate Park are now closed, Friday, September 11 due to poor air quality. McNears Beach Park, McInnis Park, and McInnis Skate Park are now closed, Friday, September 11 due to poor air quality. Marin County Parks alerts and closures: https://t.co/CFHlK0g9nj pic.twitter.com/Os3uOSSOCO— marinparks...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- A record-breaking heat wave combined with thousands of lightning strikes has sparked hundreds of wildfires around Northern California, burning homes and prompting evacuations.BAY AREA WILDFIRES: The latest on evacuation orders, road closures, containment numbersLIVE: Track air quality levels impacted by smoke from San Francisco Bay Area wildfiresHere are the latest developments on the blazes in the Bay Area.Sept. 10, 202012p.m.Spare the Air Alert extended through Monday due to smoke from Bay Area and West Coast wildfires. Check out our midday forecast on air quality here.10a.m.U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services closed todayU.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) San Francisco Field Office and three Application Support Centers are closed for in-person services on Friday Sept. 11. Application Support...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- A record-breaking heat wave combined with thousands of lightning strikes has sparked hundreds of wildfires around Northern California, burning homes and prompting evacuations.BAY AREA WILDFIRES: The latest on evacuation orders, road closures, containment numbersLIVE: Track air quality levels impacted by smoke from San Francisco Bay Area wildfiresHere are the latest developments on the blazes in the Bay Area.Sept. 10, 202010a.m.U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services closed todayU.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) San Francisco Field Office and three Application Support Centers are closed for in-person services on Friday Sept. 11. Application Support Centers in San Francisco, Oakland and Santa Rosa are affected.Officers continue to work from home, and emergency services are available. The closures are due to...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- A record-breaking heat wave combined with thousands of lightning strikes has sparked hundreds of wildfires around Northern California, burning homes and prompting evacuations.BAY AREA WILDFIRES: The latest on evacuation orders, road closures, containment numbersLIVE: Track air quality levels impacted by smoke from San Francisco Bay Area wildfiresHere are the latest developments on the blazes in the Bay Area.New evacuations issued have been near Oroville, north of Sacramento, as the Bear Fire explodes in size. The fire is exploding in size in the Plumas National Forest - fueled by high winds. So far, nearly 58,000 acres have burned and it's 37% contained. The Bear Fire is part of the North Complex, which sparked last month from a...
    WILLOWS, Glenn County (CBS / AP) — A wildfire burning since last month in Northern California is now the state’s largest on record. The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection says the August Complex has scorched more than 736 square miles (1,906 square kilometers), centered in vast wilderness about 130 miles (209 kilometers) north of San Francisco. The blaze originated as 37 separate fires in the Mendocino National Forest on Aug. 17, when California was hit by thousands of lightning strikes. Doe Fire on August 18, 2020, part of the August Complex Fire burning in the Mendocino National Forest. (USDA Forest Service photo by Krystal Trice) The rare lightning storm sparked other major fires in and around the Bay...
    SANTA CRUZ (CBS SF) — In a sign that fire conditions are improving, one of the three evacuation centers in Santa Cruz County is closing on Wednesday evening as part of the county’s consolidation plan to redirect resources to residents with longer-term displacements. The Cabrillo College CZU Lightning Complex fire emergency evacuation shelter is closing at 5 p.m. However, shelters remain open at the Seventh-Day Adventist Conference Grounds at 1931 Soquel-San Jose Road in Soquel and the Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds at 2601 E. Lake Ave. in Watsonville. The county says the closure “represents good news” as its services are not critical. The number of residents served across all three shelters has dropped from nearly 2,500 residents at its peak,...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- A record-breaking heat wave combined with thousands of lightning strikes has sparked hundreds of wildfires around Northern California, burning homes and prompting evacuations.BAY AREA WILDFIRES: The latest on evacuation orders, road closures, containment numbersLIVE: Track air quality levels impacted by smoke from San Francisco Bay Area wildfiresHere are the latest developments on the blazes in the Bay Area.New evacuations issued have been near Oroville, north of Sacramento, as the Bear Fire explodes in size. The fire is exploding in size in the Plumas National Forest - fueled by high winds. So far, nearly 58,000 acres have burned and it's 37% contained. The Bear Fire is part of the North Complex, which sparked last month from a...
    SONOMA COUNTY (CBS SF) — The area of Sonoma County that was evacuated late Monday night due to a flare-up of the Walbridge Fire has had most evacuation orders lifted Tuesday morning, fire officials said. On Monday night, winds whipped up flames along the Walbridge Fire lines, prompting the new mandatory evacuation orders after a flare-up near Westside Road and Sweetwater Springs Road. In a Tuesday morning news release, Cal Fire said “unburned islands within the Walbridge containment lines became active with the predicted winds, resulting in a small spot fire outside the containment lines resulting in evacuations orders and warnings.” At 9:15 a.m., Cal Fire issued an update saying that Zone 2E4 is being downgraded from an evacuation order...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- A record-breaking heat wave combined with thousands of lightning strikes has sparked hundreds of wildfires around Northern California, burning homes and prompting evacuations.BAY AREA WILDFIRES: The latest on evacuation orders, road closures, containment numbersLIVE: Track air quality levels impacted by smoke from San Francisco Bay Area wildfiresHere are the latest developments on the blazes in the Bay Area.Sept. 8, 20207:25 a.m.SCU Lightning Complex Fire 95% containedThe SCU Lightning Complex Fire burning in South and East Bay counties is now 95% contained and has burned 396,624 acres.Sept. 7, 202010:15 p.m.Walbridge Fire prompts mandatory evacuation orders, warnings in North BayThe Sonoma County Sheriff's office released mandatory Evacuation Orders for entire area of Zone 2E4 which include: South of...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- A record-breaking heat wave combined with thousands of lightning strikes has sparked hundreds of wildfires around Northern California, burning homes and prompting evacuations.BAY AREA WILDFIRES: The latest on evacuation orders, road closures, containment numbersLIVE: Track air quality levels impacted by smoke from San Francisco Bay Area wildfiresHere are the latest developments on the blazes in the Bay Area.Sept. 7, 202010:15 p.m.Walbridge Fire prompts mandatory evacuation orders, warnings in North BayThe Sonoma County Sheriff's office released mandatory Evacuation Orders for entire area of Zone 2E4 which include: South of Mill Creek Road; North of Sweetwater Springs Road; West of Westside Road; East of Palmer Creek Road.An Evacuation Warning has been issued for the entire area of Zone...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- A record-breaking heat wave combined with thousands of lightning strikes has sparked hundreds of wildfires around Northern California, burning homes and prompting evacuations.BAY AREA WILDFIRES: The latest on evacuation orders, road closures, containment numbersLIVE: Track air quality levels impacted by smoke from San Francisco Bay Area wildfiresHere are the latest developments on the blazes in the Bay Area.Sept. 7, 20207 p.m.PG&E says North Bay counties could lose power as part of PSPSPG&E says they plan to begin deenergization in Napa and Sonoma counties starting at 3 a.m. Tuesday, which could impact 23,000 customers. This is part of a planned Public Safety Power Shutoff aimed at preventing fires amid a Red Flag Warning in the Bay Area....
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- A record-breaking heat wave combined with thousands of lightning strikes has sparked hundreds of wildfires around Northern California, burning homes and prompting evacuations.BAY AREA WILDFIRES: The latest on evacuation orders, road closures, containment numbersLIVE: Track air quality levels impacted by smoke from San Francisco Bay Area wildfiresHere are the latest developments on the blazes in the Bay Area.Sept. 7, 20201:45 p.m.New wildfire burning in Mendocino County prompts evacuation orderAn active fire burning in Mendocino County is prompting evacuation orders in the Willits area Monday. Mendocino Sheriff's officials have issued an evacuation order in Willits including Big John Road, Sky View Road, First Gate Road and Schow Road to Ryan Creek Road. Get the latest here.1:30 p.m.California...
    SCOTTS VALLEY (CBS SF) — Firefighters battling the SCU Lightning Complex fire in the timber-rich Santa Cruz Mountains increased containment to 76 percent overnight, but soaring temperatures, bone-dry humidity levels and a new Red Flag Fire Warning Monday raised new concerns along the fire lines. Cal Fire CZU Operations Chief Jeremy Pierce said the fire challenged the containment lines on Sunday, especially around 1 p.m. when temperatures soared further drying out the material matting on the forest floor. “For everyone out there yesterday, you are aware that there was quite a lot of work for everybody,” Pierce said aid at the command post Monday morning briefing. “Crews worked very hard yesterday, picking up all smokes (smoldering materials on forest floor),...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- A record-breaking heat wave combined with thousands of lightning strikes has sparked hundreds of wildfires around Northern California, burning homes and prompting evacuations.BAY AREA WILDFIRES: The latest on evacuation orders, road closures, containment numbersLIVE: Track air quality levels impacted by smoke from San Francisco Bay Area wildfiresHere are the latest developments on the blazes in the Bay Area.Sept. 7, 20207 a.m.CZU Lightning Complex Fire 76% containedThe CZU Lightning Complex Fire in San Mateo and Santa Cruz counties has burned 86,509 acres and is 76% contained, according to CAL FIRE.Sept. 6, 20207 p.m.CZU Lightning Complex Fire 72% containedCAL FIRE says the CZU Lightning Complex Fire has burned 86,509 acre and is 72% contained. See the full report...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- A record-breaking heat wave combined with thousands of lightning strikes has sparked hundreds of wildfires around Northern California, burning homes and prompting evacuations.BAY AREA WILDFIRES: The latest on evacuation orders, road closures, containment numbersLIVE: Track air quality levels impacted by smoke from San Francisco Bay Area wildfiresHere are the latest developments on the blazes in the Bay Area.Sept. 6, 20207 p.m.CZU Lightning Complex Fire 72% containedCAL FIRE says the CZU Lightning Complex Fire has burned 86,509 acre and is 72% contained. See the full report here. 6:55 p.m.SCU Lightning Complex Fire containment grows to 92%The SCU Lightning Complex Fire has scorched 396,624 acres in the East and South Bay and is 92% contained, CAL FIRE said...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- A record-breaking heat wave combined with thousands of lightning strikes has sparked hundreds of wildfires around Northern California, burning homes and prompting evacuations.BAY AREA WILDFIRES: The latest on evacuation orders, road closures, containment numbersLIVE: Track air quality levels impacted by smoke from San Francisco Bay Area wildfiresHere are the latest developments on the blazes in the Bay Area.Sept. 6, 20209 a.m.All evacuation warnings in Napa County liftedThe evacuation warning in all areas within Napa County has been lifted.Berryessa Knoxville Road from Eastside Road to the Napa/Lake county line will remain closed until further notice due to hazardous conditions along the roadway.9 a.m.All evacuation warnings and orders in Lake County liftedAll evacuation orders and warnings have been...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- A record-breaking heat wave combined with thousands of lightning strikes has sparked hundreds of wildfires around Northern California, burning homes and prompting evacuations.BAY AREA WILDFIRES: The latest on evacuation orders, road closures, containment numbersLIVE: Track air quality levels impacted by smoke from San Francisco Bay Area wildfiresHere are the latest developments on the blazes in the Bay Area.9 p.m.Containment grows for Two Bay Area wildfiresCAL FIRE released the latest containment and acreage numbers burning in the Bay Area Saturday evening. The SCU Lightning Complex Fire burning in parts of the East and South Bay is 396,624 acres and 88 percent contained. The CZU Lightning Complex Fire burning in Santa Cruz and San Mateo Counties is 86,509...
    The rare lightning storm that went through the Bay Area on Aug. 16 sparked blazes that disrupted and changed lives. The weather system sparked the LNU Lightning Complex Fire in the North Bay that has charred more than 375,000 acres. It ignited the SCU Lightning Complex fire in Alameda and Santa Clara counties that has burned close to 400,000 acres. It set the blaze that became the CZU Lightning Complex Fire that burned more than 86,000 acres. The interactive photo gallery below shows how those fires changed the landscape. By moving the slider left and right, you can see a before and after of the inferno and get an idea of the scope of the blaze. The images were...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- A record-breaking heat wave combined with thousands of lightning strikes has sparked hundreds of wildfires around Northern California, burning homes and prompting evacuations.BAY AREA WILDFIRES: The latest on evacuation orders, road closures, containment numbersLIVE: Track air quality levels impacted by smoke from San Francisco Bay Area wildfiresHere are the latest developments on the blazes in the Bay Area.Sept. 5, 20208 a.m.Containment grows for Bay Area wildfiresCAL FIRE released new containment and acreage numbers Saturday morning for the three largest fires burning in the Bay Area. The LNU Lightning Complex Fire in the North Bay is now 375,209 acres and 89 percent contained. The SCU Lightning Complex Fire in parts of the East and South Bay is...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- A record-breaking heat wave combined with thousands of lightning strikes has sparked hundreds of wildfires around Northern California, burning homes and prompting evacuations.BAY AREA WILDFIRES: The latest on evacuation orders, road closures, containment numbersLIVE: Track air quality levels impacted by smoke from San Francisco Bay Area wildfiresHere are the latest developments on the blazes in the Bay Area.Sep. 4, 20202:45 p.m.Water alert issued for Berryessa HighlandsDue to recent wildfire activity, Napa County issued a water alert for Berryessa Highlands of possible water contamination. The State Water Resources Control Board- Division of Drinking Water, the Napa County Environmental Health Department, and the NBRID-Berryessa Highlands water system are advising residents of Berryessa Highlands and Oakridge Estates to not...
    SANTA CRUZ COUNTY, Calif. (KGO) -- There is progress to report for residents forced out by the CZU Lightning Complex fire, burning in both Santa Cruz and San Mateo counties.More than 6,300 people were allowed back into their homes on Friday, as evacuation orders were reduced to warnings in parts of Bonny Doon and Boulder Creek in the Santa Cruz mountains.RELATED: Bay Area fires: Latest news on size, containmentABC7 News arrived to an eerie silence over Highway 9, as residents slowly made their way back into the mountains."We got home this afternoon," resident, Kathleen Stallworth said. "We've been in a motel for 16 days now."Stallworth is one of many who only had two hours to evacuate. After 29 years of...
    SOLANO COUNTY (CBS13) — More than 300 Solano County residences were destroyed in the deadly LNU Lightning Complex Fire, Cal Fire said. In the nightly incident update Friday, Cal Fire released new information about where the damage and destruction occurred across several counties. In total, the fire has burned 375,209 acres and is 88% contained. Cal Fire says 1,491 structures were destroyed and 232 were damaged. Approximately 1,350 are still threatened as crews work to fully contain the blaze. Five people, three in Napa and two in Solano County, have died. Among the counties affected by the fires, Napa and Solano Counties were hit the hardest. According to Cal Fire, 304 single-family residences were destroyed and Napa and 309 were...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- A record-breaking heat wave combined with thousands of lightning strikes has sparked hundreds of wildfires around Northern California, burning homes and prompting evacuations.BAY AREA WILDFIRES: The latest on evacuation orders, road closures, containment numbersLIVE: Track air quality levels impacted by smoke from San Francisco Bay Area wildfiresHere are the latest developments on the blazes in the Bay Area.Sep. 4, 20202:45 p.m.Water alert issued for Berryessa HighlandsDue to recent wildfire activity, Napa County issued a water alert for Berryessa Highlands of possible water contamination. The State Water Resources Control Board- Division of Drinking Water, the Napa County Environmental Health Department, and the NBRID-Berryessa Highlands water system are advising residents of Berryessa Highlands and Oakridge Estates to not...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- A record-breaking heat wave combined with thousands of lightning strikes has sparked hundreds of wildfires around Northern California, burning homes and prompting evacuations.BAY AREA WILDFIRES: The latest on evacuation orders, road closures, containment numbersLIVE: Track air quality levels impacted by smoke from San Francisco Bay Area wildfiresHere are the latest developments on the blazes in the Bay Area.Sep. 4, 20202:45 p.m.Water alert issued for Berryessa HighlandsDue to recent wildfire activity, Napa County issued a water alert for Berryessa Highlands of possible water contamination. The State Water Resources Control Board- Division of Drinking Water, the Napa County Environmental Health Department, and the NBRID-Berryessa Highlands water system are advising residents of Berryessa Highlands and Oakridge Estates to not...
    SONOMA COUNTY, Calif. (KGO) -- A National Guardsman was injured and had to be rescued by helicopter while fighting the LNU Lightning Complex Fire.The Sonoma County Sheriff's Office says the guardsman was maneuvering across extremely steep terrain when he slipped and fell 100 feet down a hill.RELATED: North Bay firefighters close to containing LNU Lightning Complex Fire, but wary of hot weather this weekendThe guardsman suffered a leg injury.App users: For a better experience, click here to view the full map in a new windowA sheriff helicopter arrived within 10 minutes.There is no update on his status.VIDEO: Video shows terrifying escape through flames of LNU Lightning Complex firesEMBED More News Videos As if the call to evacuate wasn't scary enough,...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- A record-breaking heat wave combined with thousands of lightning strikes has sparked hundreds of wildfires around Northern California, burning homes and prompting evacuations.BAY AREA WILDFIRES: The latest on evacuation orders, road closures, containment numbersLIVE: Track air quality levels impacted by smoke from San Francisco Bay Area wildfiresHere are the latest developments on the blazes in the Bay Area.Sep. 4, 20202:45 p.m.Water alert issued for Berryessa HighlandsDue to recent wildfire activity in the Berryessa Highlands community, Napa County issued a water alert for Berryessa Highlands of possible water contamination. The State Water Resources Control Board- Division of Drinking Water, the Napa County Environmental Health Department, and the NBRID-Berryessa Highlands water system are advising residents of Berryessa Highlands...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- A record-breaking heat wave combined with thousands of lightning strikes has sparked hundreds of wildfires around Northern California, burning homes and prompting evacuations.BAY AREA WILDFIRES: The latest on evacuation orders, road closures, containment numbersLIVE: Track air quality levels impacted by smoke from San Francisco Bay Area wildfiresHere are the latest developments on the blazes in the Bay Area.Sep. 4, 20202 p.m.Application for wildfire assistance expires tonightSurvivors of the CZU Lightning Complex Fire have until midnight Friday to apply for a $500 cash grant from a FEMA assistance program. San Mateo County put out a reminder Friday afternoon. Those affected by the wildfire can call 800-659-2955, email disastercustomerservice@sba.gov or visit SBA.gov/disaster. The CZU Complex Fire is 56...
    (CBS SF) – A Fire Weather Watch has been declared for parts of the Bay Area next week, following an expected heat wave Labor Day weekend that is set to bring record high temperatures. The National Weather Service declared the watch for the North Bay Mountains and East Bay Hills from Monday evening through Wednesday morning. (CBS) Forecasters said offshore winds are forecast to increase starting Monday evening, peaking Tuesday morning. Winds in the hills are expected to be 15 to 25 miles per hour with gusts up to 45 mph in elevations above 1,000 feet. Local gusts at isolated peaks and ridgetops may approach 50 mph. At the same time, humidity levels are expected to be low due to...
    SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — As firefighters approach full containment on the lightning-caused fires burning for more than two weeks in Northern California, they are also bracing for possible flare-ups because of an approaching heat wave this weekend. LNU Lightning Complex Firefighters continued to make progress overnight on the LNU Lightning Complex of fires and reached 87 percent containment Friday morning, Cal Fire said. The fires, burning since Aug. 17, have charred 375,209 acres, destroyed 1,491 structures, and were threatening 1,350 more. Five people have died and four others have been injured in the wildfires burning in Lake, Sonoma, Yolo, Napa and Solano counties. Firefighters are bracing for dry, hot weather and southwest winds; interior areas of the fire may...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- A record-breaking heat wave combined with thousands of lightning strikes has sparked hundreds of wildfires around Northern California, burning homes and prompting evacuations.BAY AREA WILDFIRES: The latest on evacuation orders, road closures, containment numbersLIVE: Track air quality levels impacted by smoke from San Francisco Bay Area wildfiresHere are the latest developments on the blazes in the Bay Area.Sep. 4, 20207:15 a.m.SCU Complex Fire grows 5,000 acres overnightThe SCU Lightning Complex burning in East and South Bay counties overnight grew over 5,000 acres overnight, but containment also grew 2 percent.Sep. 3, 20205 p.m.Evacuation orders downgraded in San Mateo Co.Evacuation orders have been downgraded to warnings in the following areas: Areas in San Mateo County, Areas of north...
    NAPA COUNTY, Calif. (KGO) -- Firefighters battling the 375,000 acre LNU Lightning Complex Fire in the North Bay have it 81 percent contained.They are racing against the clock to get it completely surrounded while the weather is cooperating.This holiday weekend, temperatures will rise, and humidity will drop, ideal conditions for a fire to rekindle.RELATED: Major heat wave coming to Bay Area for Labor Day weekend: Here's how hot it will be"It was going across the hill towards my place and it was a big monster - looked like a mushroom cloud," said Bill Dakin, a former firefighter who lives in the Angwin - Pope Valley area of Napa County.At the height of the LNU fire, he thought he might lose...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- A record-breaking heat wave combined with thousands of lightning strikes has sparked hundreds of wildfires around Northern California, burning homes and prompting evacuations.BAY AREA WILDFIRES: The latest on evacuation orders, road closures, containment numbersLIVE: Track air quality levels impacted by smoke from San Francisco Bay Area wildfiresHere are the latest developments on the blazes in the Bay Area.Sep. 3, 20205 p.m.Evacuation orders downgraded in San Mateo Co.Evacuation orders have been downgraded to warnings in the following areas: Areas in San Mateo County, Areas of north Canyon Road, Community of Loma Mar and Deerborn Park.2:45 p.m.Lake Berryessa to remain closed Labor Day weekend due to fire damageThe Bureau of Reclamation says facilities at Lake Berryessa will remain...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- A record-breaking heat wave combined with thousands of lightning strikes has sparked hundreds of wildfires around Northern California, burning homes and prompting evacuations.BAY AREA WILDFIRES: The latest on evacuation orders, road closures, containment numbersLIVE: Track air quality levels impacted by smoke from San Francisco Bay Area wildfiresHere are the latest developments on the blazes in the Bay Area.Sep. 3, 20206:40 a.m.Firefighters race for containment before temps surgeFirefighters across the Bay Area are racing for containment before temperatures surge this weekend. The SCU Lightning Complex in Santa Clara, Alameda, and Contra Costa counties is now 76-percent contained and has burned more than 390,000 acres. The LNU Lightning Complex in Napa, Sonoma, Lake, and Solano counties has burned...
    The LNU, SCU and CZU Lightning Complex fires and the Walbridge Fire are among the blazes burning across the Bay Area right now.RELATED: Here's what you need to know about all the fires burning in the Bay AreaCheck out our interactive Wildfire Tracker below that is updated with the latest information from CAL FIRE every hour. Check in to see where fires are spreading, how many acres have burned, and updates to containment information in real-time.INTERACTIVE: ABC7 News Wildfire TrackerApp users: For a better experience, click here to view the full map in a new windowGet the latest updates and videos on the CZU, LNU and SCU Lightning Complex Fires here.Get the latest updates and videos on wildfires burning across...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- A record-breaking heat wave combined with thousands of lightning strikes has sparked hundreds of wildfires around Northern California, burning homes and prompting evacuations.BAY AREA WILDFIRES: The latest on evacuation orders, road closures, containment numbersLIVE: Track air quality levels impacted by smoke from San Francisco Bay Area wildfiresHere are the latest developments on the blazes in the Bay Area.Sep. 3, 20206:40 a.m.Firefighters race for containment before temps surgeFirefighters across the Bay Area are racing for containment before temperatures surge this weekend. The SCU Lightning Complex in Santa Clara, Alameda, and Contra Costa counties is now 76-percent contained and has burned more than 390,000 acres. The LNU Lightning Complex in Napa, Sonoma, Lake, and Solano counties has burned...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- A record-breaking heat wave combined with thousands of lightning strikes has sparked hundreds of wildfires around Northern California, burning homes and prompting evacuations.BAY AREA WILDFIRES: The latest on evacuation orders, road closures, containment numbersLIVE: Track air quality levels impacted by smoke from San Francisco Bay Area wildfiresHere are the latest developments on the blazes in the Bay Area.Sep. 3, 20206:40 a.m.Firefighters race for containment before temps surgeFirefighters across the Bay Area are racing for containment before temperatures surge this weekend. The SCU Lightning Complex in Santa Clara, Alameda, and Contra Costa counties is now 76-percent contained and has burned more than 390,000 acres. The LNU Lightning Complex in Napa, Sonoma, Lake, and Solano counties has burned...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- A record-breaking heat wave combined with thousands of lightning strikes has sparked hundreds of wildfires around Northern California, burning homes and prompting evacuations.BAY AREA WILDFIRES: The latest on evacuation orders, road closures, containment numbersLIVE: Track air quality levels impacted by smoke from San Francisco Bay Area wildfiresHere are the latest developments on the blazes in the Bay Area.Sep. 3, 20206:40 a.m.Firefighters race for containment before temps surgeFirefighters across the Bay Area are racing for containment before temperatures surge this weekend. The SCU Lightning Complex in Santa Clara, Alameda, and Contra Costa counties is now 76-percent contained and has burned more than 390,000 acres. The LNU Lightning Complex in Napa, Sonoma, Lake, and Solano counties has burned...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- A record-breaking heat wave combined with thousands of lightning strikes has sparked hundreds of wildfires around Northern California, burning homes and prompting evacuations.BAY AREA WILDFIRES: The latest on evacuation orders, road closures, containment numbersLIVE: Track air quality levels impacted by smoke from San Francisco Bay Area wildfiresHere are the latest developments on the blazes in the Bay Area.Sep. 2, 202011:55 a.m.Evacuation orders lifted in parts of Santa Clara Co.Evacuation orders that were triggered by the SCU Lightning Complex Fire have been lifted in parts of Santa Clara County.11 a.m.Evacuation orders downgraded in Sonoma Co.CAL FIRE says mandatory evacuation orders have been downgraded to warnings in Sonoma County for the Walbridge Fire.6:30 a.m.Firefighters gain more control of...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- A record-breaking heat wave combined with thousands of lightning strikes has sparked hundreds of wildfires around Northern California, burning homes and prompting evacuations.BAY AREA WILDFIRES: The latest on evacuation orders, road closures, containment numbersLIVE: Track air quality levels impacted by smoke from San Francisco Bay Area wildfiresHere are the latest developments on the blazes in the Bay Area.Sep. 2, 20206:30 a.m.Firefighters gain more control of Bay Area wildfiresFirefighters are gaining control of wildfires burning in the Bay Area, but the danger is not over. The SCU Lightning Complex in Santa Clara, Alameda, and Contra Costa counties is now 72% contained. More than 390,000 acres have burned. The LNU Lightning Complex in the North Bay is 74%...
    SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — The wildfires that have raged through more than 1 million acres in Northern California since igniting during dry lightning strikes last month have left behind massive burn scars across the once green landscape. Nowhere is this more evident than from space. NASA scientists have trained cameras from the Aqua and Terra satellites orbiting over the West Coast to capture images of the vast destruction. In addition to these satellite-based efforts, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory’s Uninhabited Aerial Vehicle Synthetic Aperture Radar instrument will be flying this week over the River and Carmel fires in Monterey County, the CZU Lightning Complex fires in San Mateo and Santa Cruz counties, and the LNU Lightning Complex fires in Sonoma,...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- A record-breaking heat wave combined with thousands of lightning strikes has sparked hundreds of wildfires around Northern California, burning homes and prompting evacuations.BAY AREA WILDFIRES: The latest on evacuation orders, road closures, containment numbersLIVE: Track air quality levels impacted by smoke from San Francisco Bay Area wildfiresHere are the latest developments on the blazes in the Bay Area.Sep. 2, 20206:30 a.m.Firefighters gain more control of Bay Area wildfiresFirefighters are gaining control of wildfires burning in the Bay Area, but the danger is not over. The SCU Lightning Complex in Santa Clara, Alameda, and Contra Costa counties is now 72% contained. More than 390,000 acres have burned. The LNU Lightning Complex in the North Bay is 74%...
    SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – The SCU Lightning Complex fires in Santa Clara, Alameda, Contra Costa, San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Merced, and San Benito counties are now 72 percent contained, Cal Fire said Tuesday evening. The fires have charred 391,150 acres since starting at 4 a.m. Aug. 16 at multiple locations struck by lightning. The acreage burned is the second-highest amount recorded in California’s history. Cal Fire expects the complex to be fully contained by Thursday. More than 1,900 firefighters from several agencies and departments across the fire complex region have been fighting the fires. Three firefighters and two civilians have suffered injuries. © Copyright 2020 CBS Broadcasting Inc. and Bay City News Service. All Rights Reserved. This material may not...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- A record-breaking heat wave combined with thousands of lightning strikes has sparked hundreds of wildfires around Northern California, burning homes and prompting evacuations.BAY AREA WILDFIRES: The latest on evacuation orders, road closures, containment numbersLIVE: Track air quality levels impacted by smoke from San Francisco Bay Area wildfiresHere are the latest developments on the blazes in the Bay Area.Sep. 1, 20206:45 p.m.CAL FIRE gives update on LNU, SCU Complex FiresThe LNU Lightning Complex Fire burning in the North Bay has risen to 74% containment. Crews have fully contained the Meyers Fire that has scorched 2,360 acres in Sonoma County. See full report here.Officials say the SCU Lightning Complex Fire has grown to 391,150 acres and containment has...
    NAPA, Calif. (KGO) -- Three Napa County residents killed in the LNU Complex Fire have been identified, the Coroner's Bureau of the Napa County Sheriff's Office said Tuesday.The victims, 70-year-old Mary Kathryn Hintemeyer, 71-year-old Leo Thomas McDermott and Leo McDermott's 40-year-old son, Thomas Leo McDermott were found on August 19.ORIGINAL STORY: 4 dead in LNU Lightning Complex Fire, CAL FIRE saysOfficials say their fatalities are "directly related to the Napa LNU Complex fires."All three were Napa residents and lived at the residence where they were recovered on the 6900 Block of State Route 128."Their home was engulfed by the wildfire on August 18th, 2020, however the exact time and date of the deaths have not been determined," the coroner said.App...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- A record-breaking heat wave combined with thousands of lightning strikes has sparked hundreds of wildfires around Northern California, burning homes and prompting evacuations.BAY AREA WILDFIRES: The latest on evacuation orders, road closures, containment numbersLIVE: Track air quality levels impacted by smoke from San Francisco Bay Area wildfiresHere are the latest developments on the blazes in the Bay Area.Sep. 1, 20204:15 p.m.Officials ID 3 killed in LNU Complex Fire in North BayThe Coroner's Bureau of the Napa County Sheriff's Office has identified three individuals found on Aug. 19 and officials say the fatalities are directly related to the Napa LNU Complex fires. Officials say Mary Kathryn Hintemeyer, 70, Leo Thomas McDermott , 71, and Thomas Leo McDermott,...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- A record-breaking heat wave combined with thousands of lightning strikes has sparked hundreds of wildfires around Northern California, burning homes and prompting evacuations.BAY AREA WILDFIRES: The latest on evacuation orders, road closures, containment numbersLIVE: Track air quality levels impacted by smoke from San Francisco Bay Area wildfiresHere are the latest developments on the blazes in the Bay Area.Sep. 1, 20202 p.m.Resource center opens for residents impacted by CZU Lightning Complex FireResidents impacted by the CZU Lightning Complex Fire burning in San Mateo and Santa Cruz counties can now find an array of government and additional services at a Local Assistance Center now open in Pescadero. The center is open seven days a week from 10 a.m....
    Firefighters in California are gaining more ground against relentless wildfires that were sparked by lightning, but the extensive scars on the land left behind can be seen from space. Cal Fire said Monday that the LNU Lightning Complex fires that have burned 375,209 acres are now 63 percent contained, while the SCU Lightning Complex fires that have scorched 383,157 acres are 60 percent contained. The fires burning in rugged hills north of San Francisco have destroyed more than 1,200 homes and other structures and killed five people since igniting two weeks ago. Imagery from NASA’s Terra satellite shows burn scars from the two largest blazes in the state. The red marks depict “fire detections,” or pixels in which the sensor...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- A record-breaking heat wave combined with thousands of lightning strikes has sparked hundreds of wildfires around Northern California, burning homes and prompting evacuations.BAY AREA WILDFIRES: The latest on evacuation orders, road closures, containment numbersLIVE: Track air quality levels impacted by smoke from San Francisco Bay Area wildfiresHere are the latest developments on the blazes in the Bay Area.Sep. 1, 20209:30 a.m.CAL FIRE update on Woodward FireCAL FIRE is giving on update on the Woodward Fire burning in Marin County.5:45 a.m.FEMA offers financial assistance for wildfire victimsFEMA is offering a financial assistance program to help displaced wildfire victims. It's a $500 one time payment and you don't have to pay it back. Anyone impacted severely by the...
    SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — Firefighters extended containment on three massive wildfire complexes burning in the San Francisco Bay Area Tuesday as a high pressure system continue to build offshore in the Pacific with the threat of still winds and soaring temperatures over the Labor Day weekend. “(The high pressure system) will bring about a robust warming trend on Saturday with widespread 90s across the interior, 80s near the San Francisco Bay shoreline and 70s just inland from the immediate coastline,” the National Weather Service said. “Warming will continue into Sunday and potentially into Monday as the warmest interior locations reach up to 100-105 degrees with a few locations exceeding the 105 degrees.” For the first time Tuesday morning, Cal...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- A record-breaking heat wave combined with thousands of lightning strikes has sparked hundreds of wildfires around Northern California, burning homes and prompting evacuations.BAY AREA WILDFIRES: The latest on evacuation orders, road closures, containment numbersLIVE: Track air quality levels impacted by smoke from San Francisco Bay Area wildfiresHere are the latest developments on the blazes in the Bay Area.Sep. 1, 20205:45 a.m.FEMA offers financial assistance for wildfire victimsFEMA is offering a financial assistance program to help displaced wildfire victims. It's a $500 one time payment and you don't have to pay it back. Anyone impacted severely by the wildfires can apply, including people in Napa, San Mateo, Santa Cruz, Solano, and Sonoma counties. The grant is part...
    A firefighter was killed and another injured Monday while battling a wildfire in a Northern California forest, according to officials. The U.S. Forest Service said in a statement the firefighters were battling the August Complex Fire, which is burning in the Mendocino National Forest. "USDA Forest Service officials on the Mendocino National Forest are deeply saddened to confirm the death of a firefighter on the August Complex," the agency said in a news release. CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES LEAVE 'EXTENSIVE' BURN SCARS, CONTAINMENT GROWS The second firefighter is getting treatment, according to the USFS. No further details were released. Flames from the LNU Lightning Complex fires burn around Lake Berryessa in unincorporated Napa County, Calif., on Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020. (AP...
    WILLOWS (CBS SF) — Thousands of firefighters will be on the lines Monday, battling an historic outbreak of wildfires in Northern California that have burned more than 1 million acres, with heavy hearts. A volunteer firefighter from a small Texas town has died in the Mendocino County August Complex blaze. While the SCU Lightning Complex (383,157 acres), LNU Lightning Complex (375,209 acres) and the CZU Lightning Complex (85,060 acres) have garnered most of the headlines, a small army of 607 firefighters have been waging their own war against the August Complex fires burning in the timber-rich region in and around the Mendocino National Forest. The complex of 37 different fires started on August 17 and by early Tuesday had burned...
    SANTA CRUZ COUNTY, Calif. (KGO) -- Seven miles of high-density polyethylene (HDPE) pipeline have been melted, destroyed by the CZU Lightning Complex Fire.Before the complex fire tore through the Santa Cruz Mountains, the pipeline connected surface water sources to the San Lorenzo Valley Water District treatment plant.INTERACTIVE MAP: Track wildfires across Bay Area, other parts of CADistrict Manager Rick Rogers says the infrastructure was installed above ground, and was built to withstand earthquakes and mudslides."We didn't know the complexity of high-density polyethylene and fire until the Paradise fire," Rogers told ABC7 News. "They found that there was a lot of water quality contamination from that melting plastic. The polyethylene put out volatile organic chemicals, benzene. So those are concerns that...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- A record-breaking heat wave combined with thousands of lightning strikes has sparked hundreds of wildfires around Northern California, burning homes and prompting evacuations.BAY AREA WILDFIRES: The latest on evacuation orders, road closures, containment numbersLIVE: Track air quality levels impacted by smoke from San Francisco Bay Area wildfiresHere are the latest developments on the blazes in the Bay Area.Aug. 31, 20207 p.m.CAL FIRE gives latest acreage, containment numbers on SCU, LNU, CZU Lighting Complex firesThe LNU Complex Fire has burned 375.209 acres across the North Bay and is 66% contained.The SCU Complex Fire has burned 387,157 acres across the East and South Bay and is 65% containedThe CZU Complex Fire has burned 85,060 acres across Santa Cruz...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- A record-breaking heat wave combined with thousands of lightning strikes has sparked hundreds of wildfires around Northern California, burning homes and prompting evacuations.BAY AREA WILDFIRES: The latest on evacuation orders, road closures, containment numbersLIVE: Track air quality levels impacted by smoke from San Francisco Bay Area wildfiresHere are the latest developments on the blazes in the Bay Area.Aug. 31, 20206 p.m.CAL FIRE's final briefing on CZU Complex Fire in San Mateo, Santa Cruz countiesThe CZU Complex Fire affecting San Mateo and Santa Cruz counties have burned 85,060 acres with 41% containment, CAL FIRE said in a press conference Monday evening. 1,453 structures have been destroyed in the fire, with 1,401 in Santa Cruz County and 52...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- A record-breaking heat wave combined with thousands of lightning strikes has sparked hundreds of wildfires around Northern California, burning homes and prompting evacuations.BAY AREA WILDFIRES: The latest on evacuation orders, road closures, containment numbersLIVE: Track air quality levels impacted by smoke from San Francisco Bay Area wildfiresHere are the latest developments on the blazes in the Bay Area.Aug. 31, 202012 p.m.Israeli Firefighters arrive in California to assist with wildfire responseIn response to a request from the California Governor's Office of Emergency Services, a team of 10 Israeli firefighters have deployed to California to assist in battling some of the largest wildfires in the state's history. Read more from CAL OES here. 11 a.m.All evacuation orders, warnings...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- A record-breaking heat wave combined with thousands of lightning strikes has sparked hundreds of wildfires around Northern California, burning homes and prompting evacuations.BAY AREA WILDFIRES: The latest on evacuation orders, road closures, containment numbersLIVE: Track air quality levels impacted by smoke from San Francisco Bay Area wildfiresHere are the latest developments on the blazes in the Bay Area.Aug. 31, 202012 p.m.Israeli Firefighters arrive in California to assist with wildfire responseIn response to a request from the California Governor's Office of Emergency Services, a team of 10 Israeli firefighters have deployed to California to assist in battling some of the largest wildfires in the state's history. Read more from CAL OES here. 11 a.m.All evacuation orders, warnings...
    SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — Containment on the SCU Lightning Complex fires rose to 60 percent Monday morning, with all evacuation orders and warnings lifted for Alameda and San Joaquin counties, according to fire officials. In the latest update issued at 11 a.m. Monday announced that the fires had grown to 383,157 acres total spread across five Northern California counties. The Cal Fire SCU Twitter account posted that all orders and warnings were lifted for Alameda County and San Joaquin County. #SCULightningComplex | All Evacuation Orders and Warnings for Alameda County have been lifted | 08.31.20 https://t.co/CdgltbCN95 pic.twitter.com/c3IMGV5UQw — CAL FIRE SCU (@calfireSCU) August 31, 2020 CONTINUING COVERAGE: Latest on California Wildfires Meanwhile evacuation orders in parts of Santa Clara...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- A record-breaking heat wave combined with thousands of lightning strikes has sparked hundreds of wildfires around Northern California, burning homes and prompting evacuations.BAY AREA WILDFIRES: The latest on evacuation orders, road closures, containment numbersLIVE: Track air quality levels impacted by smoke from San Francisco Bay Area wildfiresHere are the latest developments on the blazes in the Bay Area.Aug. 31, 202010:55 a.m.CAL FIRE update on LNU Complex FireCAL FIRE is giving an update on the massive LNU Lightning Complex Fire in the North Bay.(Check back to watch live at 11 a.m.)9:30 a.m.Woodward Fire in Marin County burns 3,269 acresThe Woodward Fire in Marin County has burned 3,269 acres and is now 17% contained.8:15 a.m.CAL FIRE gains more...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- A record-breaking heat wave combined with thousands of lightning strikes has sparked hundreds of wildfires around Northern California, burning homes and prompting evacuations.BAY AREA WILDFIRES: The latest on evacuation orders, road closures, containment numbersLIVE: Track air quality levels impacted by smoke from San Francisco Bay Area wildfiresHere are the latest developments on the blazes in the Bay Area.Aug. 31, 202010:55 a.m.CAL FIRE update on LNU Complex FireCAL FIRE is giving an update on the massive LNU Lightning Complex Fire in the North Bay.(Check back to watch live at 11 a.m.)9:30 a.m.Woodward Fire in Marin County burns 3,269 acresThe Woodward Fire in Marin County has burned 3,269 acres and is now 17% contained.8:15 a.m.CAL FIRE gains more...
    Firefighters in California are gaining more ground against relentless wildfires that were sparked by lightning, but the extensive scars on the land left behind can be seen from space. Cal Fire said Monday that the LNU Lightning Complex fires that have burned 375,209 acres are now 63% contained, while the SCU Lightning Complex fires that have scorched 383,157 acres are 60% contained. The fires burning in rugged hills north of San Francisco have destroyed more than 1,200 homes and other structures and killed five people since igniting two weeks ago. 50,000 CALIFORNIANS ALLOWED HOME AS FIREFIGHTERS MAKE PROGRESS ON HISTORIC BLAZES Imagery from NASA's Terra satellite shows burn scars from the two largest blazes in the state. The red marks depict “fire...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- A record-breaking heat wave combined with thousands of lightning strikes has sparked hundreds of wildfires around Northern California, burning homes and prompting evacuations.BAY AREA WILDFIRES: The latest on evacuation orders, road closures, containment numbersLIVE: Track air quality levels impacted by smoke from San Francisco Bay Area wildfiresHere are the latest developments on the blazes in the Bay Area.Aug. 31, 20209:30 a.m.CAL FIRE gives update on Woodward FireCAL FIRE is giving an update on the Woodward Fire that continues to burn in Marin County.8:15 a.m.CAL FIRE gains more ground on Bay Area wilfiresThe LNU Lightning Complex Fire in Napa, Sonoma, Lake, Yolo and Solano county is 375,209 acres and 63% contained. The SCU Lightning Complex Fire in...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- A record-breaking heat wave combined with thousands of lightning strikes has sparked hundreds of wildfires around Northern California, burning homes and prompting evacuations.BAY AREA WILDFIRES: The latest on evacuation orders, road closures, containment numbersLIVE: Track air quality levels impacted by smoke from San Francisco Bay Area wildfiresHere are the latest developments on the blazes in the Bay Area.Aug. 31, 20208:15 a.m.CAL FIRE gains more ground on Bay Area wilfiresThe LNU Lightning Complex Fire in Napa, Sonoma, Lake, Yolo and Solano county is 375,209 acres and 63% contained. The SCU Lightning Complex Fire in Santa Clara County, Alameda County, Contra Costa County, San Joaquin County, Stanislaus County, Merced County, and San Benito County is 383,157 acres and...
    SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- New satellite images released last week from NASA show the burn scars from two areas in Northern California most-affected by recent wildfires.The images were captured by NASA's Terra satellite.App users: For a better experience, click here to view the full map in a new windowThe images show the burned areas from the SCU and LNU Lightning Complex fires, the two largest wildfires now burning in the state.The SCU Lightning Complex Fire is 50 percent contained at 377,471 acres, as of Sunday night.The LNU Lightning Complex Fire is 58 percent contained at 375,209 acres, according to CAL FIRE.NASA says its satellite technology is able to follow the transport of smoke from fires and map the changes in...
    HEALDSBURG (CBS SF/AP) — Thousands of residents forced to flee their Wine Country homes as the flames from the LNU Lightning Complex fires closed in on their neighborhoods continued their exodus back home Monday, hopeful to find their houses still standing and their life possessions untouched. On Monday, Cal Fire officials released a detailed breakdown of the devastating the toll the fire complex has taken. At least 274 homes were razed in Napa County, 268 in Solano County and 118 in Sonoma County. There has also been a human toll. Five people — three in Napa County, two in Solano County near Vacaville — have died while four other civilians have been injured. And the battle with the flames...
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Hundreds of US Army soldiers will soon be joining the fire fight against California’s wildfires. The USDA Forest Service announced on Monday that about 200 soldiers are being deployed to help with wildfire suppression efforts in Northern California. The soldiers – who are coming from the 14th Brigade Engineer Battalion, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, I Corps, from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington – are expected to arrive this week. Officials say the soldiers will be deployed to the August Complex Fire in the Mendocino National Forest after they get some extra ground training and wireline certification. It will be the first active-duty military mobilization for wildfire support in California since soldiers were deployed to...
    SCOTTS VALLEY (CBS SF) — Thousands of weary firefighters, who have manned the lines battling an 84,000-plus acre wildfire in the timber-rich Santa Cruz Mountains for nearly two weeks, were getting welcome relief from the U.S. Army and the California National Guard. Cal Fire officials said 300 California National Guard troops arrived at base camps Sunday afternoon and would be deployed to the fire lines on Monday. “They will be placed on the line to assist with fire suppression and mop-up efforts,” Cal Fire CZU Complex officials said in a press release. “Their presence is solely to bolster personnel on the fire line and are not assisting i security or law enforcement activities.” Meanwhile, several hundred members of the Army’s...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- A record-breaking heat wave combined with thousands of lightning strikes has sparked hundreds of wildfires around Northern California, burning homes and prompting evacuations.BAY AREA WILDFIRES: The latest on evacuation orders, road closures, containment numbersLIVE: Track air quality levels impacted by smoke from San Francisco Bay Area wildfiresHere are the latest developments on the blazes in the Bay Area.Aug. 30, 20206 p.m.CZU Lightning Complex Fire updateCZU Lightning Complex Fire has burned 84,768 acres, 37% contained according to CAL FIRE. 1,281 structures have been destroyed in the fire, with the majority in Santa Cruz County.3 p.m.SCU Lightning Complex Fire remains at 50% containmentCAL FIRE said the SCU Lightning Complex Fire has burned 377,471 acres in the South and...