• Firefighters spray a hose at a fire along Morgan Valley Road near Lower Lake, Calif., Friday, July 31, 2015. A series of wildfires were intensified by dry vegetation, triple-digit temperatures and gusting winds. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

    Raging Northern California wildfires prompt evacuations

    LOWER LAKE, Calif. (AP) — Cooler weather helped crews gain ground Monday against a huge Northern California wildfire that tore through two dozen homes, threatened thousands more and triggered warnings to 12,000 people to flee.

    Updated: 11:14 am