Firefighters are investigating a suspicious two-alarm fire that destroyed a vacant four-plex in Fremont early this morning, a deputy fire chief said.
Three wind-fueled fires burning Friday sent thick clouds of smoke across most of the Bay Area. The largest fire was burning near Suisun City, with another burning in Bencia and a third near Rohnert Park.
The San Francisco Superior Court building in the city’s Civic Center neighborhood was briefly evacuated Tuesday afternoon, a sheriff’s spokeswoman said.
Earthquakes shook a broad swath of southern Mexico on Tuesday, causing buildings to sway in the capital and sending thousands fleeing into the streets as an earthquake alarm sounded. But there were no immediate reports of damages or injuries.
An alarm that alerts authorities about possible obstructions on San Francisco’s world-famous cable car line didn’t sound off before a cable car hit a bolt and came to an abrupt stop, injuring seven people.
Firefighters controlled a four-alarm apartment fire in San Jose Sunday night that left five people with minor injuries and displaced five dozen residents, a San Jose Fire captain said.