The colossal General Sherman Tree in Sequoia National Park’s Giant Forest, some other sequoias, the Giant Forest Museum and other buildings were wrapped for protection against the possibility of intense flames.
The massive sequoias grow on the western slope of the Sierra Nevada. The General Sherman Tree stands 275 feet and is over 36 feet in diameter at the base, according to the U.S. National Park Service.
“Scientists have been warning us for years that extreme weather is going to get more extreme,” President Joe Biden said after touring wildfires in northern California.
There is some optimism and progress as winds eased on the fire’s western flank while in the northeast, despite gusty ridgetop winds, firefighters with bulldozers and shovels were steadily hacking out fire lines or burning away vegetation to box in the flames before they reached Tahoe.
Thick smoke from the Caldor Fire enveloped the city of South Lake Tahoe, which was all but deserted during a summer week usually bustling with tourists.
A day after an explosive wildfire emptied a resort city at the southern tip of Lake Tahoe, a huge firefighting force braced for strong winds Tuesday as some residents in neighboring Nevada were ordered to evacuate.
The U.S. Forest Service announced Thursday that beginning on Aug. 22 it will close nine national forests from near Lake Tahoe at the Nevada border on the east all the way west to Six Rivers National Forest, which stretches north to the Oregon border and contains more than 1 million acres of land alone.
Firefighters are battling 15 blazes in California right now, and here's a look at three of them: The Cache Fire, the Caldor Fire and the Dixie Fire.
Smoke from dozens of wildfires burning in Russia reached the North Pole for the first time in recorded history, NASA said.
The Indian Valley Fire Rescue Department was destroyed by the Dixie Fire while the volunteer firefighters were trying to save homes in the Greenville area.
The Dixie Fire raging in the Sierra Nevada now has the notorious distinction of being California's largest wildfire in state history.
As of Friday morning, the Dixie Fire had scorched more than 400,000 acres, giving it the unfortunate ranking of being California's third-largest wildfire in state history.
Hell came to Greenville, an historic Plumas County gold rush era town 80 miles northeast of Paradise. "We lost Greenville tonight," U.S. Rep. Doug LaMalfa, who represents the area, said in an emotional Facebook video. "There’s just no words."
The archaeological site at the birthplace of the modern Olympics in Greece was being threatened by one of the major forest fires burning in Greece.
Hawaii’s Big Island is currently battling a record size wildfire that forced thousands to evacuate amid worsening drought conditions.
Satellite video shows the impact of the Dixie fire which has reached 197,487 acres and is only 22% contained as of July 26.
A dramatic fire whirl was caught on camera near the California and Nevada state line, where the Tamarack Fire continues to burn and grow.
The buck moon may glow reddish-orange this week because of smoke particles traveling from the 13 fires raging across the western United States. Here’s how you can view this month’s full moon.
Wildfires out west and up north continue to present a lingering problem for people in the Tri-State, especially during hot and humid days. That combination could create health risks for everyone – particularly for people with underlying conditions.
Firefighters battling wildfires in California came to the rescue of a burned barn owl, wrapping it safely in a firefighter's jacket until they could get it to an animal hospital.