A teenage boy who was nearly crushed to death under a collapse chimney during last year’s 6.0-magnitude Napa earthquake is making huge strides after doctors told him he would have a tough time walking again.
Another Winter Spare the Air alert has been issued for Tuesday, the fifth day in a row that wood burning will be banned in the Bay Area.
Thirteen-year-old Nicholas Dillon was hosting a sleepover when the shaking started. He tried to crawl clear of the falling bricks, but couldn’t. The bricks landed on his lower back, crushing his pelvis.
Stockton firefighters had to remove part of the chimney at a home Thursday in order to free a teenage boy who was stuck inside.
Two firefighters were hurt Tuesday night while extinguishing a chimney fire at a home in Alamo, San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District officials said Wednesday.
Napa firefighters controlled a chimney fire at a home near Earl and Behrens streets on Sunday night, a fire department spokesman said.
Napa County Fire and California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection personnel worked together to extinguish two structure fires in unincorporated parts of Napa County on Sunday afternoon, the agencies announced in a joint statement.