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Vacant Oakland Building Occupied By Political Activists Burns In Fire

An apparently vacant home and store that burned near the MacArthur BART station in Oakland early this morning had been used by political activists for squatting, meetings and events for years, fire officials said Wednesday.

07/16/2014

Napa Wild Fire 55% Contained; Evacuation Orders Lifted

A 4,300-acre vegetation fire in Napa County is 45 percent contained as of 6:45 p.m. Thursday evening as firefighters continue to make progress despite difficult conditions.

07/03/2014

Photo from KPIX Viewer Jasmine Mosebar of the fire in the hills south of San Jose, June 30th, 2014 (Photo: Jasmine Mosebar)

Napa County Wildfire Grows To 4300 Acres, Evacuations In Place

Over a thousand firefighters continue to battle the Butts Canyon vegetation fire in Northern Napa County that’s consumed 4,300 acres since flaring up Tuesday afternoon.

07/03/2014

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Calm Winds, High Humidity Help Firefighters Keep Napa Blaze Under Control

Calm winds and mild temperatures Wednesday help firefighters to quell a scorching wildfire that’s already consumed 3,200 acres in Northern Napa County.

07/02/2014

Chopper 5 assesses the damage from the Napa Butts Fire Wednesday morning. (CBS)

Gov. Brown Nabs FEMA Grant To Reimburse Firefighters Battling Napa County Wildfire

Gov. Jerry Brown secured a Fire Management Assistance Grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency Wednesday to partially reimburse local and regional agencies responding to the 3,200-acre Butts Canyon Fire burning in Northern Napa County.

07/02/2014

The Red Cross assists Napa County fire evacuees and their pets at Middletown High School Wednesday morning. (CBS SF)

Napa County Wildfire Devours 3,800 Acres; Hundreds Moved To Emergency Shelters

Evacuations remain in effect for hundreds of homes in the Pope Valley area as firefighters worked through the night to battle a vegetation fire in Butts Canyon that has rapidly spread to 3,800 acres.

07/02/2014

Chopper 5 over the "Butts Fire" in Napa County on July 1, 2014. (CBS)

Fire In Napa County Burns Nearly 3,200 Acres, Mandatory Evacuations Continue

Temperatures have dropped and humidity has risen, giving an edge up to firefighters battling a vegetation fire in Butts Canyon that has rapidly spread to 3,200 acres.

07/01/2014

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3-Alarm Brush Fire Mostly Contained After Threatening Antioch Homes

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.

06/17/2014

Utility workers repair a power line. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Hallucinating Man Burns Self, Starts Small Grass Fire After Climbing Utility Pole in Sunnyvale

A hallucinating man climbing a utility pole in Sunnyvale Monday night knocked a wire down, burning himself and starting a small grass fire, a Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety captain said.

05/13/2014

Smoke billows from a brush fire near Concord in the area of Kirker Pass and Hess roads, July 1, 2013. (CBS)

Open Burning Ban Announced For Bay Area Counties

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.

05/01/2014

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