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