Amateur video filmed by a helicopter pilot showed the extent of the blaze in Mariposa County, while firefighters in the area released video of the attempt to tackle the blaze on the ground.
A wildfire burning close to Yosemite National Park in Central California is moving towards a Gold Rush-era town and threatening 1,500 homes. The fire has burned at least 39 square miles.
A wildfire burning in central California tripled in size Monday, forcing more people from their homes as firefighters battle the day-old blaze burning in steep areas with heavy brush and tall grass.
Governor Jerry Brown warned Thursday of a California ravaged by forest fires, disease and mass migration if lawmakers fail to renew the state’s signature program to fight climate change.
In Southern California, at least 3,500 people remained out of their homes as a pair of fires raged at different ends of Santa Barbara County. The larger of the two charred more than 45...