Sonoma County’s fire prevention officers are warning residents about the illegal use of sky lanterns that have started a number of vegetation fires.
Firefighters in Pittsburg quickly put out a small grass fire Friday morning at the site of a three-alarm brush fire that burned 40 acres and sent a firefighter to the hospital Thursday evening and remained at the scene to watch for flare-ups, a fire captain said.
Firefighters in Pittsburg contained a three-alarm brush fire burning early Thursday evening near power lines at the Pittsburg Power Plant, where 10th Street turns into Willow Pass Road.
Fireboats and helicopters joined a battle to extinguish an out-of-control fire Tuesday that prompted the evacuation of Kimball Island.
An off-ramp from northbound Interstate Highway 280 in San Jose was closed Friday afternoon due to a reported brush fire, according to the California Highway Patrol.
A brush fire that spanned both sides of the Caltrain tracks in Burlingame Wednesday evening caused major delays for the rail service throughout the evening commute, fire and Caltrain officials said.
An Oakland man was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of starting a brush fire off of Calistoga Road in Santa Rosa, a Sonoma County sheriff’s lieutenant said.
A wildfire burning in Mount Diablo State Park grew to six square miles Monday, more than doubling in size over the 24-hour period since it broke out, forcing more people to leave their homes and leading to a smoke advisory for area residents.
A 40-acre brush fire that destroyed six structures in an area south of Sonoma was extinguished early Monday morning but a power line was destroyed and many residents remain without power as PG&E crews work to restore it, fire officials said.
Firefighters contained a grass fire that burned about 170 acres near the Santa Rita Jail in Dublin Tuesday afternoon and sent a plume of smoke into the sky that could be seen for miles.