Topics

Wildfires
Rain helps crews expand control of King fire in Northern California
Rain helps crews expand control of King fire in Northern California

Much-needed rain from a weather system out of the Pacific Northwest helped give firefighters the upper hand overnight as they battle a series of wildfires across Northern California. The storm dumped up to an inch of rain on the Eldorado National Forest region, where the King fire has been raging for more than two weeks, helping firefighters boost containment to 68%, officials reported Friday. More than 7,700 firefighters have been battling the 97,009-acre wildfire, which has destroyed a dozens home and even more structures, since Sept. 13. Fire activity was minimal overnight with smoldering flames buried deep inside heavy vegetation, according to the U.S. Forest Service.  With...

Loading