Several of the wildfires in the state were over 95% contained, but full containment likely won't be reached without rain.
Park rangers anticipate Yosemite to be closed at least through the weekend.
Cal Fire Capt. Bennett Milloy also said that the death, the only one so far as a result of this El Dorado Fire, will also change the nature of the criminal investigation of the couple who hosted the gathering
Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill that will allow former inmate firefighters to expunge their records and become professional firefighters.
In all, wildfires have burned more than 3 million acres of land in the Golden State so far this year, and fire season, typically in October, hasn't even started yet.
The Pasadena woman widely credited for popularizing gender reveal parties wants people to stop after learning the El Dorado fire in Yucaipa was sparked by a smoke-generating pyrotechnic device used at a gender reveal party.
The Aug. 7 wedding reception, which involved approximately 110 people, exceeded the 80-person seating limit on the business' license.
In the past two days, evacuation orders were lifted for at least 50,000 people in the San Francisco Bay Area and wine country, officials with the state fire agency, Cal Fire, said Thursday evening. At their peak, some 170,000 people were under evacuation orders.
The U.S. Forest Service expects to have full control Monday of the Apple Fire, which broke out in Cherry Valley more than two weeks ago and quickly spread into the San Bernardino National Forest.
Many Southern California residents were woken up by a jolt early Thursday morning as a preliminary 4.2-magnitude earthquake struck the San Fernando Valley followed by a series of aftershocks, the U.S. Geological Survey said.
A powerful 7.8 earthquake struck the Alaska Peninsula late Tuesday, triggering a tsunami warning that sent residents fleeing to higher ground before it was called off without any damaging waves.
The U.S. Geologic Survey said the magnitude 7.4 quake hit at 10:29 a.m. (11:29 a.m. Eastern) along Mexico’s southern Pacific coast at a depth of 16 miles (26 km). The epicenter was 7 miles (12 km) south-southwest of Santa Maria Zapotitlan in Oaxaca state
Mount Merapi’s clouds of ash, accompanied by a rumbling sound heard miles away, blanketed several villages on the main island of Java.
President Donald Trump on Friday toured a neighborhood reduced to rubble by a tornado earlier this week and marveled at “the tremendous heart” he witnessed. He also offered a message for survivors and those who lost family members: “We love them, they’re special people,” he said.
People in a Puerto Rico discovered a warehouse filled with water, cots and other unused emergency supplies, setting off a social media uproar as the area struggles to recover from a strong earthquake.
Firefighters have saved the world’s last remaining wild stand of a prehistoric tree from Australia's wildfires.
Australia's government is allocating $50 million to help wildlife affected in the bushfire crisis.
The volcanology institute raised the danger level around Taal three notches on Sunday to "Alert Level 4," meaning that hazardous explosive eruption is possible within hours to days.
A FEMA Florida task force of 45 people is heading to Puerto Rico to help after two devastating earthquakes jolted the island this week.
A father drowned after trying to rescue his 12-year-old daughter who was on a raft that was swept from a Northern California lagoon out to sea, authorities said.