Blazes continue to burn homes in Napa, Sonoma and beyond, and five of the six largest fires in state history have occurred this year.
There is the unnerving prospect the death toll would climb as searchers look for 16 missing people.
Pacific Gas & Electric turned off power to 172,000 customers to try to prevent its power lines and other equipment from sparking more fires.
The July Complex fire has grown to more than 81,000 acres and may grow more with forecasted hot and dry weather.
Gavin Newsom is violating religious liberty rights by prohibiting singing and chanting at worship services as the state tries to curb COVID-19, the suit says.
"We now have a serious problem,” Lassen County's public health officer said of the new coronavirus outbreak.
Three patients in the U.S. have been infected by the new virus through unknown means.
The patient could be the first confirmed "community spread" case of the virus in the United States.
The person had not been abroad and had no known contact with an infected person. The agency said it may be the first "community spread" case in the U.S.
The hikers, both in their 70s, were rescued nearly a week after getting lost in the woods. They reportedly survived by drinking water from a puddle.