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Wildfire sparks decline in tourism business in Big Sur

Lodge managers and cafe owners along California's dramatic Big Sur coast were looking at a summer of jittery guests and cancelled bookings after fire officials warned that crews will likely be battling a wildfire raging in steep, forested ridges just to the north for another month.

California

Fire north of Reno 50 percent contained, no homes threatened

Two hundred firefighters with air support turned back the immediate threat to homes north of Reno where a series of lightning-sparked wildfires prompted voluntary evacuations Friday, but more fire crews were on the way as evening thunderstorms moved into the area packing potential for more trouble.

National

Wildfire sparks decline in tourism business in Big Sur

Lodge managers and cafe owners along California's dramatic Big Sur coast were looking Friday at a summer of jittery guests and cancelled bookings after fire officials warned that crews will likely be battling a wildfire raging in steep, forested ridges just to the north for another month.

Videos

What's that light streaking across the night sky in California?

People shared video on social media Wednesday of a bright object streaking across the night sky in California. Early reports were that it was a meteor, but The Associated Press reported that a Chinese rocket re-entered the atmosphere near California around the time the bright light was spotted. Here's a video of the object submitted by a viewer to the Fresno Bee.
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What's that light streaking across the night sky in California? 0:16

What's that light streaking across the night sky in California?

Soberanes Fire near Big Sur jumps containment lines, endangers more homes 1:14

Soberanes Fire near Big Sur jumps containment lines, endangers more homes

Evacuees, residents pack meeting on Soberanes fire near Big Sur 1:49

Evacuees, residents pack meeting on Soberanes fire near Big Sur

This video was found on a GoPro lost in a California lake 0:47

This video was found on a GoPro lost in a California lake