Some South Bay communities are getting millions of dollars from the state to help with wildland fire prevention.
The danger for fire will increase beginning Sunday night in the East Bay hills and north into Solano County, according to the National Weather Service.
KTVU FOX 2's Greg Liggins reports.
KTVU's Rosemary Orozco has your Bay Area forecast.
The General Sherman and other giant sequoia trees are threatenedby the KNP Complex Fire,which was sparked by lightning. The fire has burned 18,000 acres with no containment.
A fire weather watch will take effect in the Bay Area when temperatures climb and winds strengthen after a weak rain storm passes through on Sunday.
Crews were watching the weather this weekend as they battled California wildfires that have burned into some groves of ancient sequoias as they try to protect the world's largest tree.
The lawsuit claims the State Water Resources Control Board doesn't have the authority to restrict water from those with California's most senior water rights, even in a time of extraordinary drought.
In the last year, a combination of environmental factors has combined to create a new super fire threat, according to the East Bay Regional Parks District: Sudden Tree Die-Off.
Scientists funded by California, Nevada and the League to Save Lake Tahoe are researching lake clarity and biodiversity during and after wildfires. They’re using collection buckets — some loaded with glass marbles — to capture and measure the size and quantity of particles and pollutants from wildfires that have sullied the normally crystal-clear waters
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.
PG&E customers could soon see a higher utility bill. This is due to the company's request for wildfire safety funding.
Rosemary Orozco says Saturday will be cloudy and Sunday morning might have a chance of showers.
Sequoia National Park trees wrapped in aluminum to prevent them from burning up.
Homeowners in the urban wildland interface are getting multiple shocks from massive insurance increases, less coverage and outright cancellations.
Scientists say it’s too soon to draw conclusions about the lasting damage that record-setting wildfires will have on Lake Tahoe. But they’re not wasting time. Many are expected to present their research plans to the Tahoe Science Advisory Council.
Temperatures will be cooler Thursday with the hottest areas only geting into the 80s. KTVU's Mark Tamayo says there is also a chance of showers in parts of the Bay Area on Sunday.
The Bay Area Air Quality Management District has extended an air quality advisory for the region through Thursday because of smoke from wildfires elsewhere in Northern California.
Tropical Depression Nicholas threatened the U.S. Gulf Coast with heavy rain and flooding as it moved over Louisiana on Wednesday.
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.