Nick Dillon (CBS)

Teenager Critically Hurt In 2014 Napa Quake Triumphs Over Injuries, Personal Loss

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.



Bay Area Wood Burning Banned For 5th Straight Spare The Air Day

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.


Nicholas Dillon, and the chimney that collapsed onto of him inside his Napa home. (Photo courtesy of the Dillon family)

Boy Survives Getting Crushed By A Wall Of Bricks During The Napa Quake

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.


Firefighters pull a teenage boy out of a chimney at his home in Stockton, December 15, 2011. (CBS)

Stockton Teenager Out Past Curfew Found Stuck In Chimney

Stockton firefighters had to remove part of the chimney at a home Thursday in order to free a teenage boy who was stuck inside.


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2 Firefighters Hurt Battling Alamo Chimney Fire

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.

CBS San Francisco–03/02/2011


Chimney Fire Damages Napa Home

Napa firefighters controlled a chimney fire at a home near Earl and Behrens streets on Sunday night, a fire department spokesman said.

CBS San Francisco–02/21/2011

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Dozens Of Cats Killed In Napa County Fire

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.

CBS San Francisco–10/25/2010