A 49-year-old ex-felon convicted of setting fires in more than a dozen locations near downtown San Jose in January, causing about $6 million in damage, agreed in Santa Clara County Superior Court Monday to serve 40 years to life in prison.
For the fifth time in a week, a vehicle was found engulfed in flames in San Francisco’s Castro District on Sunday morning.
Fire investigators said they believe the fires were set between 3:00 and 4:30 Wednesday morning and all occurred in a 10-15 block area.
San Francisco police are investigating three car fires that were ignited near the Noe Valley neighborhood Wednesday morning.
After a week and a half delay, volunteer crews are back on the job at a Habitat for Humanity housing project damaged during construction by a 3-alarm fire.
Police and fire officials are investigating a Sunday night suspicious fire that broke out at a Walnut Creek strip mall.
Two people arrested for allegedly setting a series of fires throughout Alameda early Sunday morning have been identified as 27-year-old Stephen Petersen and 22-year-old Andrew Gutierrez.
Two people suspected of setting a series of fires throughout Alameda overnight have been arrested, public safety officials said Sunday morning.
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A massive Northern California wildfire is burning so explosively because of the prolonged drought that firefighters are finding normal amounts of retardant aren’t stopping the flames. And so they are dropping record-breaking amounts — more than 203,000 gallons in one day alone.