A person driving a van on westbound Interstate Highway 80 pulled off the highway onto Gilman Street after his engine started smoking, Berkeley Deputy Fire Chief Gil Dong said.
Firefighters responded to two separate car fires overnight in Pinole and Rodeo, the Rodeo-Hercules Fire Protection District chief said.
A big-rig caught fire Wednesday morning on an Oakland freeway off-ramp, a California Highway Patrol sergeant said.
Several weeks ago, a larger 3-alarm carport fire broke out not too far from the scene of Monday’s car fires, damaging an apartment building. Investigators determined that fires was, in fact, the work of arsonists.
A fire spread from a car to a home’s exterior in San Francisco’s Mission District Friday night, according to San Francisco fire officials.
A 23-year-old man was in critical condition after being shot while driving near Children’s Hospital in Oakland Thursday morning, police said.
Passing motorists who stopped to help a driver who had crashed into a tree and become trapped in her burning car in Orinda Wednesday afternoon put out the fire and likely saved the victim’s life, a spokesman for the Moraga-Orinda Fire District said.
A man accused of killing a Sacramento woman and then burning her body and car in San Francisco’s Lower Haight neighborhood last week pleaded not guilty to murder and arson charges.
San Francisco police have arrested a man suspected of murdering a woman whose body was found in a burned car in the city’s Lower Haight neighborhood early Monday morning.
San Francisco police and fire crews discovered the body of a female in a burned car along the edge of city’s Lower Haight and Western Addition neighborhoods early Monday morning.