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Apartment Fire Displaces More A Dozen Residents In San Lorenzo

A two-alarm fire at an apartment complex in San Lorenzo that left more than a dozen people displaced Sunday night likely started as an electrical fire

07/21/2014

The owner of pit bull-mix "Pekita" said she the lives of everyone in a burning Oakland apartment building because of her barking. (CBS SF)

Hero Dog Wakes Up Residents In Burning Oakland Apartment Building

Residents who woke up to their Oakland apartment building in flames early Wednesday morning credit the barking of a neighbor’s dog for their safe escape.

06/25/2014

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Two-Alarm Fire Displaces 17 People From Apartment Building

Firefighters battled a two-alarm fire at an apartment building that displaced 17 people in Oakland this morning.

06/25/2014

Firefighter Graphic

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

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