High winds, dry weather puts California on alert for wildfires

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- Red flag warnings have been raised across southern California amid fears gusty winds and dry conditions could become a recipe for spreading wildfires.
Officials fear slowing Rim fire could flare again

Officials fear slowing Rim fire could flare again

JAMESTOWN, Calif., Aug. 30 (UPI) -- California's Yosemite National Park Rim fire has almost stopped growing but could flare again Friday as temperatures rise and humidity drops, officials said.
Firefighters get handle on Rim fire in California

Firefighters get handle on Rim fire in California

SONORA, Calif., Aug. 29 (UPI) -- Firefighters in California are getting a handle on the enormous Rim fire and expect full containment within two weeks, a fire-protection agency spokesman said.
Rim fire 23 percent contained, USFS sends help

Rim fire 23 percent contained, USFS sends help

FAIRFIELD, Calif., Aug. 28 (UPI) -- The Rim fire near Yosemite National Park was 23 percent contained Wednesday and firefighters got help from a layer of moist air in the region, authorities said.
Rim fire now 20 percent contained, Yosemite Valley not threatened

Rim fire now 20 percent contained, Yosemite Valley not threatened

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif., Aug. 26 (UPI) -- Firefighters in California said Monday the massive Rim fire raging in Stanislaus National Forest was 20 percent contained.

Firefighters report 'good progress' against Rim fire in California

SACRAMENTO, Aug. 25 (UPI) -- The Rim fire spread east and northeast Sunday on the edge of Yosemite National Park but officials said they were "making good progress."

Rim fire threatens San Francisco water, electric supply

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 24 (UPI) -- One of the largest fires in California history was still growing Saturday, possibly threatening electrical and water service for San Francisco, officials said.

Wildfires spreading in California

SACRAMENTO, Aug. 23 (UPI) -- Fires continued to burn across the U.S. West Thursday, including about a dozen started by weekend lightning in California.

Thousands flee Northern Calif. wildfires

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- Wildfires that have burned woodlands and threatened communities for three weeks have forced thousands of northern Californians from their homes, officials said.

Wildfires still burning in West

SALT LAKE CITY, July 12 (UPI) -- Fires fueled by hot, dry and sometimes windy weather still burned Thursday in Arizona, California and Utah, officials said.

Crews fight wildfires in northern Calif.

LOS ANGELES, June 14 (UPI) -- California firefighters say they are likely to have a 600-acre wildfire in the Santa Cruz Mountains controlled by late Saturday.

Firefighters advance on wildfires

JULIAN, Calif., Sept. 17 (UPI) -- Firefighters advanced on dangerous wildfires in Big Bear and Julian, Calif., where thousands of people were evacuated as nearly 17,000 acres burned.

Control of California wildfires increases

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- California firefighters said Sunday they had made strides toward controlling wildfires threatening Big Bear Lake and San Diego County.

A dry summer in Yosemite National Park

MERCED, Calif., Aug. 24 (UPI) -- A snow-short winter in the California Sierras has left many of the famous waterfalls in Yosemite National Park running dry and the park short of water.

California wildfire mostly contained

PALM SPRINGS, Calif., Oct. 30 (UPI) -- Calm winds and lower temperatures enabled southern California firefighters to contain a 40,000-acre wildfire that killed four firefighters.

Wildfires rage for weeks in California

SACRAMENTO, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- California is having one of its worst wildfire seasons, with major fires around the state that have been burning for weeks.

Firefighters in No. Calif. get break

SACRAMENTO, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- Firefighters in Northern California got a break Saturday when winds that had whipped 45 wildfires died down.