Cal Fire has been holding its collective breath for months over concerns about wildfires in the Bay Area. With rain in the immediate forecast, firefighters may finally be able to exhale.
The Alisal Fire in the Santa Ynez Mountains west of Santa Barbara grew only slightly since Thursday morning to 26.4 square miles and containment of the blaze jumped to 41%, up from 5% 24 hours earlier.
Four firefighters were hospitalized after being struck by a falling tree in Sequoia National Park.
The lightning-caused KNP Complex that erupted on Sept. 9 has burned into 15 giant sequoia groves in the park.
Alexandra Souverneva told Cal Fire authorities she was trying to boil bear urine to drink before the fire started, and authorities noted that she seemed to be dehydrated.