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.
The Bear Fire off Bear Canyon Road and Deer Creek Road in Boulder Creek (Santa Cruz County) is now 271 acres and 5 percent contained. Evacuations and road closures in place. This is the view at noon Tuesday near the 800 block of Bear Creek Canyon.
The Berkeley Fire Department documented their harrowing journey to the scene of the Tubbs Fire, which leveled neighborhoods in Santa Rosa and killed several people. The fire department is asking people to donate to the Sonoma County resilience fund, Sonoma County Recovers and Marin Humane.
First responders shot video of the blaze that broke out in the Santa Cruz Mountains, south of San Jose, on Monday night, October 16, 2017. The flames are seen looking north from Bear Creek Road and the aerial fire retardant dunk shot Tuesday at 10:40 a.m. is looking west from Skyline Road toward Lost Valley.
Archival footage shows two steam locomotives being destroyed when they crash into each other at the 1913 California State fair. The crash was staged for the enjoyment of the gathered crowd using locomotives that were ready for the scrap heap. Enterprising businessmen had discovered they could buy the locomotives very cheaply and charge admissions to view the crash. Sometimes things did not go quite as planned with onlookers often injured by flying debris.
A cat was rescued by Sonoma County sheriff’s deputies on Oct. 13, 2017, in a neighborhood of Santa Rosa that had been badly damaged by the Tubbs Fire. This footage shows the deputies coaxing the cat out of hiding from underneath 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, shortly after the video was posted on YouTube. Ratliff lost his home in the fire.
Chris Bipes, his wife, Kim, and his neighbor, Craig Lowry, dig through the ashes of his home near Coffey Park in hopes of finding valuables such as his coin collection and other items on Monday in Santa Rosa.
Petaluma Firefighters Local 1415 posted raw video as Petaluma Fire Department Engine 9384 rolls into Coffey Park in Santa Rosa when the devastating fire first moved into the neighborhood last week. This engine company was eventually pushed out and overrun by the blaze. Petaluma Fire Engine 9384 along with Santa Rosa Fire and Windsor Fire departments, however, were successfully able to protect and save over 20 homes on Banyan Street, San Miguel and the Holley Park area.
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.