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A helicopter crew battles a fire near Palo Alto (CBS)

Brush Fire Burns In Preserve Near Palo Alto

Fire crews were battling a brush fire Wednesday afternoon in the Arastradero Preserve, according to the Palo Alto Fire Department.


Firefighters gain the upper hand on a blaze near Highway 101 in Novato. (CBS)

35 Acre Roadside Fire Slows Highway 101 Traffic In Novato

A vegetation fire near U.S. Highway 101 in between Novato and Petaluma was contained Wednesday, and traffic was flowing again as the commute began.


A fire crew battles a brush fire in Brisbane. (CBS)

Crews Work Quickly To Contain Brisbane Brush Fire

The fire worked its way up a hillside, prompting a two-alarm response that has included a helicopter and two Cal Fire hand crews—one of which was nearby when the fire started, he said.


1991 Oakland Hills Fire. (CBS)

Treacherous Oakland Hills Roads Hinder Firefighters

There have been many firefighting improvements since a deadly firestorm ripped through the hills of Berkeley and Oakland 20 years ago next week. But, firefighters can’t do much about the hills themselves, forcing them to navigate dangerous roads whenever flames break out.



Bay Area Firefighters Concerned As Wildfire Season Begins

There is a concern among Bay Area fire officials that the late season wet weather could cause problems this fire season.