The Rim Fire forces scientists and land managers to question how they handle Sierra forests.
A collection of stunning news photos from around the Bay Area this week.
All residents evacuated due to the blaze on Mount Diablo have now returned to their homes.
Cal Fire says the blaze is 70 percent contained. Cooler weather is helping tame the fire.
Utility says money will come from shareholders, not ratepayers, in settlements with 347 victims of blast.
Blaze prompts residents to flee homes in a sparsely populated area east of Mount Diablo.
The National Weather Service illustrates how large an area 370 square miles is to coastal residents.