Firefighters and evacuees have been taken aback by the Bear Fire's punch. Steep terrain and narrow roads are just part of what's made it so difficult to contain.
While the NBA season has already tipped off, the NBA's G-League will do so in a few weeks. But that doesn't mean they cant get the party started early.
UPDATE 10/18/2017 8:03 p.m.: Cal Fire said the Bear Fire has grown to 300 acres and is now 15 percent contained.
The fate of a teen accused of murdering a young girl now rests in the hands of a Santa Cruz judge.