Warning letters have gone out to residents in Contra Costa County with a vegetation abatement deadline of May 31st as the fire season approaches, but firefighters say it’s the drought that will make their job even tougher this year.
Firefighting helicopters have made progress against a small brush fire in the San Gabriel Mountains foothill community of San Dimas.
A large grass fire was burning near homes and highways in Vallejo Wednesday afternoon.
A section of Interstate Highway 80 closed Monday morning at the University Avenue off-ramp in Berkeley due to a nearby brush fire has reopened, according to the California Highway Patrol.
San Rafael is using goats to help clean out a piece of land plagued by brush fires and homeless campers.
While evacuation orders are in effect for hundreds of homes in the potential path of the Butts fire burning in the Pope Valley area of Napa County, but not all homeowners are leaving.
A resident suffered smoke inhalation at the scene of a three-alarm vegetation fire that threatened about 40 homes in Antioch Tuesday evening, a Contra Costa County fire marshal said.
Firefighters have contained a 15-acre brush fire burning in unincorporated Contra Costa County just south of Pittsburg Tuesday evening, a fire dispatcher said.
The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection announced a ban on open burning in areas including parts of Alameda, Contra Costa, Santa Clara, San Mateo, Santa Cruz and Monterey counties, effective Thursday.
Fire crews were battling a brush fire Wednesday afternoon in the Arastradero Preserve, according to the Palo Alto Fire Department.