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.
Higher humidity Friday helped slow the growth of a massive wildfire in El Dorado County that authorities say was set deliberately and has forced some 2,800 people to evacuate.
A man with a long criminal history is scheduled to be arraigned Friday on charges that he set a huge wildfire still burning in El Dorado County.
A man suspected of deliberately starting the massive King Fire burning east of Sacramento has prior felony convictions in Santa Cruz County, El Dorado County prosecutors said Thursday.
A 20-year-old woman pleaded no contest Monday to setting her ex-boyfriend’s bed on fire while he was sleeping in 2012.
A two-alarm blaze injured one person and damaged 12 vehicles in a carport in Mountain View Saturday.
Police are looking for two people in connection to a suspicious fire that caused an Oakland apartment building to fall off its foundation on Friday night.
San Francisco police arrested a suspect Wednesday night in a series of arsons that have occurred in the South of Market neighborhood this month, according to a spokesman.