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Fire crews maintain a backburn to control the River Fire near the Las Palmas neighborhood in Salinas, Calif., Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020. (AP Photo/Nic Coury)

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Northern California wildfires threatening thousands of homes
August 20, 2020 10:44 a.m.

Northern California wildfires threatening thousands of homes

Wildfires raging through Northern California are threatening thousands of homes and blackening the skies near San Francisco as crews struggle to surround them despite steep terrain and blistering heat