Photo of fire in Redding, Ca.

Fast-Moving Northern California Wildfire Forces Evacuations

REDDING — A fast-moving wildfire in Northern California is threatening thousands of homes and forcing evacuations. The fire in Shasta County started around noon Thursday in a rural area northwest of Redding about 200 miles north of San Francisco. The fir...
Photo of a 747 air tanker dropping fire retardant in Lakeport, Calif.

Northern California Cyclone of Flames Hit 143 MPH

Experts say a deadly Northern California wildfire burned so hot at its peak that it created a cyclone of flames that reached 143 mph, ripping through the region with the force of a destructive Midwest tornado. National Weather Service meteorologist Duane Dy...
Photo of the River Fire consuming a home

Gov. Brown Pledges Any Resources Needed for Fires

UPPER LAKE, Calif. — A massive wildfire in Northern California has torched more than 1,000 homes in and around the city of Redding, authorities said Wednesday as some evacuees were allowed to return home and ne...
Photo of the Carr Fire in Redding, California

Terrifying Tornadoes of Flame Burn Redding, Kill Two

REDDING — An explosive wildfire tore through two small Northern California communities before reaching the city of Redding, killing a bulldozer operator on the fire lines, killing a city of Redding firefighter, burning three firefighters, destroying 65 homes a...