Brush Fire

A witness says a turkey vulture sparked a wildfire in Martinez after shorting out two between power lines. (Photo: Don Ford)

Turkey Vulture Sparks Martinez Wildfire After Shorting Out Between Power Lines

A wildfire sparked by a turkey vulture that caught fire after shorting out two power lines according to a witness burned parts of an RV and two properties in Martinez Tuesday morning, causing an estimated $80,000 in damage, a fire official said.

06/16/2015

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2-Alarm Brush Fire Shuts Down San Jose Expressway

Firefighters are responding to the scene of a two-alarm fire in San Jose today, according to a fire dispatcher.

05/24/2015

A grass fire along I-580 in Altamont. (CBS)

Grass Fire Along I-589 Near Altamont Pass Causes Traffic Delays In Both Directions

Fire crews have contained a roughly 75-acre grass fire in the center divide of Interstate Highway 580 in Alameda County Sunday afternoon, a Cal Fire official said.

05/17/2015

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Crews Knock Out Brush Fire Caused By Overturned Truck In Lafayette

Fire and rescue crews extinguished a brush fire caused by an overturned truck on a Lafayette hillside Tuesday morning, according to police.

09/02/2014

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Lanes Reopen On Hwy 87 In San Jose Following Brush Fire

A roadside fire temporarily closed a northbound lane on state Highway 87 in San Jose Tuesday morning, according to the California Highway Patrol.

09/02/2014

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Brush Fire Stops Traffic Along Highway 152 East Of Gilroy, At Least 80 Acres Scorched

Traffic is moving again on state Highway 152 east of Gilroy as firefighters battle an 80-acre brush fire in the area Thursday, according to the California Highway Patrol.

08/28/2014

Firefighters at the scene of a brush fire just outside of San Jose north of Alum Rock Park. (CBS)

Firefighters Battling 3-Alarm Brush Fire Outside East San Jose

Scores of firefighters have controlled a three-alarm brush fire triggered by a car fire and that blackened 12 acres outside East San Jose north of Alum Rock Park

07/29/2014

Clayton Vegetation Fire

Evacuation Order Lifted After Fire Burns Area Near Clayton In Contra Costa County

A vegetation fire that started Friday night rural area of Contra Costa County was 80 percent contained and the area of the fire had been reduced from 120 acres to 80 acres Saturday morning.

07/12/2014

Plane Crash Scene

Pilot Killed In Livermore Plane Crash Was Air Force Veteran

A 63-year-old military veteran was killed in a plane crash near Livermore on Saturday afternoon, according to the Alameda County coroner’s bureau.

06/23/2014

Plane Crash Scene

Witnesses Say Pilot Jumped Without Chute From Burning Plane That Crashed Near Livermore

Several witnesses spotted the pilot jumping from the aircraft without a parachute after the plane caught on fire after taking off from Livermore airport on Saturday.

06/22/2014

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