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Berkeley firefighters.  (Credit: Deputy Chief Gil Dong - Berkeley Fire)

Berkeley 3-Alarm Fire Possibly Caused By Propane Tank

Firefighters were battling a three-alarm fire at a residence in the Elmwood neighborhood of Berkeley Wednesday morning, according to a fire dispatcher.

10/03/2012

Firefighters battle a fire at a home on the 1600 block of Mulberry Lane in San Jose, September 27, 2012. (Craig Allyn Rose/San Jose Fire Dept.)

Mother, Daughter Escape Burning San Jose Home

A mother and her 20-year-old daughter escaped a fire that burned their home in San Jose Friday morning, a fire department captain said.

09/28/2012

Derrick Sanders Booking Photo

Violent Sex Offender Escapes From Redwood City Mental Hospital

A parolee with a history of violence, weapons and sex offenses has escaped from a peninsula mental health hospital, according to the San Mateo County Sheriff.

08/17/2012

A stun gun (Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Inmate Trying To Escape Santa Rosa Courtroom Shot With Taser

A Sonoma County Jail inmate was shot with a Taser when he tried to flee a county courtroom Friday morning.

08/17/2012

Domestic violence suspect Scott Foster.  (Stanford Police)

Domestic Violence Suspect Arrested After Escaping From Stanford Police

A domestic violence suspect was taken back into custody on the Stanford University campus early Thursday morning after jumping out of a patrol car and evading capture for nearly four hours, police said.

08/02/2012

Alcatraz Island (Robyn Beck/Getty Images)

Alcatraz Marks 50 Years Since Escape Of 3 Prisoners

For 20th century crime buffs, few capers match the intrigue and ingenuity of the “Escape from Alcatraz,” the 1962 prison break three inmates pulled off.

06/11/2012

Prison bars, generic, crime

Inmates Escape From Santa Cruz Women’s Jail

Authorities were searching for two inmates who escaped from a women’s jail in Santa Cruz Monday.

02/13/2012

Escaped inmate Jose Luis Franco (Alameda County Sheriff)

Manhunt For Escaped Inmate From Santa Rita Jail In Dublin Ends With Capture

A seven-hour search came to an end Monday night when Alameda County sheriff’s deputies detained an inmate who had escaped from the Santa Rita Jail in Dublin Monday afternoon.

01/09/2012

San Francisco emergency crews below a Telegraph Hill cliff where a burglary suspect refused to come down. (CBS)

SF Burglary Suspect Escapes After 24-Hours On Telegraph Hill Cliff

The burglary suspect who was involved in a standoff with police on a steep hillside in San Francisco’s Telegraph Hill neighborhood for more than 24 hours slipped away under the cover of darkness Wednesday night.

01/05/2012

1991 Oakland Hills Fire. (CBS)

Treacherous Oakland Hills Roads Hinder Firefighters

There have been many firefighting improvements since a deadly firestorm ripped through the hills of Berkeley and Oakland 20 years ago next week. But, firefighters can’t do much about the hills themselves, forcing them to navigate dangerous roads whenever flames break out.

10/13/2011

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