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1-Alarm Fire Displaces Residents in San Francisco’s Bayview District

No injuries were reported but one adult, three children and a dog have been displaced from the residence, fire officials said.

06/19/2014

A resident had to be rescued from a balcony of a burning Alameda apartment. (CBS)

Alameda Firefighters Battle 3 Blazes In Just 16 Hours

Alameda firefighters responded to three separate structure fires during a 16-hour period on Thursday and Friday.

05/10/2014

A donor gives blood. (CBS)

Red Cross Seeks Bay Area Blood Donors As East Coast Cold Curbs Donations

Red Cross officials report that severe weather across much of the country is expected to create a blood shortage.

01/07/2014

Death Toll Rises in Philippines Following Impact Of Super Typhoon

iTunes To Allow Donations For Typhoon Relief

Apple is giving iTunes users a chance to donate to relief efforts for the typhoon tragedy in the Philippines…

11/12/2013

A lab technician works on a blood sample at a hospital. (FREDERICK FLORIN/AFP/Getty Images)

Who Is Making Money From Bay Area Blood Donations?

Every year, millions of people across the nation and in the Bay Area donate their blood for free. KPIX 5 has discovered some are making a fortune off those donations.

11/01/2013

File photo of the screen of a blackberry phone featuring a page with the adress of the micro-blogging site Twitter website. (Photo by FRED TANNEAU/AFP/Getty Images)

Twitter Launches Emergency Alerts For Phones

Alerts are available from the American Red Cross, the Centers for Disease Control, the Federal Emergency Management Agency and other federal and local groups. If users sign up to receive Twitter alerts from one of these groups, they will get a text message notification whenever the group sends a tweet marked as an alert.

09/25/2013

Bay Area Red Cross volunteers

Bay Area Red Cross Volunteers To Help Arizona Wildfire Victims

Several volunteers are traveling to Arizona to help victims of the Yarnell Hill Fire.

07/05/2013

Two people were hurt in an apartment fire in Redwood City.  (CBS)

Plea For Help For Families Devastated By Fire In Redwood City

Redwood City officials were asking for the public’s help for families who lost everything in an apartment building fire in the unincorporated North Fair Oaks neighborhood last week.

05/18/2013

Waves crash over Winthrop Shore Drive as Hurricane Sandy comes up the coast on October 29, 2012 in Winthrop, Massachusetts. (Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

Bay Area Red Cross Sends Help To Storm-Damaged East Coast

Staff and volunteers from the Bay Area, Silicon Valley, and Santa Cruz chapters of the Red Cross have been sent out to the East Coast but many more are waiting for flights to be allowed into the area.

10/29/2012

Hurricane Isaac Hits New Orleans, Gulf Coast

More Bay Area Volunteers Head To Gulf Coast In Wake Of Isaac

Dozens of Bay Area volunteers have been in the southern U.S. for more than a week assisting those affected by Hurricane Isaac, a Red Cross spokeswoman said Friday.

08/31/2012

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