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Brush Fire

Julie Tenpenny was arrested on suspicion of arson in Martinez. (CBS)

Concord Woman Arrested After Suspected Arson Fire In Martinez

Martinez police arrested a 48-year-old Concord woman Sunday evening after she was allegedly caught starting a brush fire that threatened homes.



Arson Suspected In Martinez Brush Fire

A brush fire in the East Bay was threatening homes Sunday evening and authorities are investigating whether it was set intentionally.


Smoke from a brush fire covers lanes of Highway 237 in San Jose, May 14, 2013. (CBS)

Firefighters Tackle Stubborn Brush Fires On Hwy. 237 In South Bay

All lanes of state Highway 237 reopened early Tuesday evening after firefighters controlled stubborn brush fires along the highway, officials said.



Fire Crews Douse Brush Fires In Dublin

Firefighters put out a one-alarm brush fire on Interstate Highway 580 in Dublin Saturday morning. Multiple small brush fires in the same vicinity were reported on westbound Highway 580, as well.


A firefighting helicopter prepares to drop water on the Ponderosa Fire in Northern California on August 21, 2012. (CBS)

Northern California Wildfire Grows To 30 Square Miles; 50 Structures Burned

Fire officials say dozens of buildings, many of them likely homes, have been destroyed in a fire burning outside the Northern California community of Manton.


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Homeless Encampment Sparks Brush Fire Near Santa Cruz Park

A brush fire near a Santa Cruz park Saturday morning was sparked by a homeless encampment.



Fireworks Suspected As Cause Of South Bay Blaze

Fire officials said they believe the blaze on Monday night may have been sparked by fireworks.


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Brisbane 3-Alarm Brush Fire Contained; Freeway Off-Ramp Reopened

A freeway off-ramp in the Brisbane area was reopened following the containment of a three-alarm brush fire near U.S. Highway 101.


Chopper 5 over a brush fire in Vallejo on December 22, 2011. (CBS)

Memorial Day Marks Beginning Of Busy Bay Area Fire Season

State fire crews are increasing staffing to prepare for what could be some busy, hot summer months as Memorial Day is the official beginning of the Bay Area’s fire season.


A Cal Fire helicopter on the scene of a brush fire in Napa County on February 23, 2012. (Pamela Hawken)

Firefighters Gain Ground On Napa Wildfire

A 60-acre vegetation fire north of Napa is 50 percent contained as of this morning, a Cal Fire battalion chief said.

CBS San Francisco–02/24/2012