Calmer winds aid California firefighters but hot Labor Day weekend looms

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.

Brush fire in Lucas Valley mostly contained

A wildfire in Marin County's Lucas Valley prompted limited evacuations on Wednesday. Firefighters from multiple agencies gained the upper hand and have 80% containment on the 30-acre grassfire.

Brush fire in Lucas Valley mostly contained

Forward progress has been stopped at a brush fire in Marin County on Wednesday. The Lassen Fire prompted authorities to order evacuations in Lucas Valley. Those orders have since been lifted.