Map: Airola Fire evacuation in Calaveras County

A wildfire that started around 3:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Stanislaus River Canyon in Calaveras County grew to 1,000 acres in barely two hours and forced evacuations near the city of Vallecito. The Airola Fire broke out near the Parrotts Ferry Bridge, over the middle fork of the Stanislaus as it enters New Melones Reservoir. […]

Map: Monument, Antelope and McFarland fire perimeters and evacuations

The Monument Fire, burning in California’s Siskiyou Mountains, is nearing 60,000 acres, and its evacuation zone has been extended on both sides. The mandatory order now covers Highway 299 communities from Burnt Ranch on the west to Junction City on the east. At the McFarland Fire, 20 miles to the south, the evacuation order for […]

Map: Dotta and Sugar fires in Plumas County

With dry lightning in the forecast, two wildfires are already burning near Lake Davis, in the Sierra Nevada. The Sugar Fire was started by lightning around 4 p.m. Friday on Sugar Loaf, a hill near the town of Beckwourth. Several homes were evacuated and Highway 70 was closed. As of Saturday noon, the highway was […]