A Placer County Sheriff's Office deputy encountered a big bear sauntering down North Lake Boulevard in King's Beach, Lake Tahoe on Tuesday night, October 17, 2017. "Hey, big boy. Don't be breaking into any of them businesses," the deputy joked from his car.
A California National Guard Black Hawk helicopter drops water on the fires east of Yountville in Napa County on Friday, Oct. 13, 2017. Cal Guard sent more than 2,000 aviators and ground personnel to support Cal Fire and the other firefighting agencies combatting the Northern California fires that are still burning.
A cat was rescued by Sonoma County sheriff’s deputies Oct. 13 in a neighborhood of Santa Rosa that had been badly damaged by the Tubbs Fire. The deputies coaxed the cat from beneath a vehicle. According to reports, the cat’s name was Milo and its paws had been burned in the fire. Milo was reunited with its owner, Ed Ratliff, who lost his home in the fire.
The Point Estero, a fishing vessel out of Morro Bay, crashed into rocks on its way back to Morro Bay Harbor from a fishing excursion on July 28, 2017. Because of jurisdictional issues among San Luis Obispo County, the state of California and the federal government (U.S. Coast Guard), there is confusion about who will pay for its removal.
Jack Weaver and his brother-in-law Patrick Widen were surprised to discover Tuesday that their parents' dog Izzy was uninjured in a ferocious wildfire that destroyed their Santa Rosa neighborhood early Monday morning.
Chris Hale found a dehydrated cat in a tool box of a burned house at the Tubbs fire in the Coffey Park Neighborhood on Thursday, October 12, 2017 in Santa Rosa. Rescuers planned to take the cat to a shelter.
An aerial view of destruction of the Coffey Park neighborhood of Santa Rosa on Thursday, October 12, 2017 shows the extent of damage caused by the Tubbs Fire. "You hear about fires but you don't hear about a fire that's armageddon," said Phil Scheider, who lives in the neighborhood.