A post office in San Francisco’s Sunset District has been evacuated after a substance spilled in the lobby caused people to experience irritation in their eyes, noses and throats, according to a fire official.
A strange odor, noxious fumes, and train car full of coughing passengers triggered police to evacuate the entire BART train, created a domino effect of delays system wide, and spawned news stations to launch their helicopters, but after a short investigation, nothing was found.
Firefighters were focusing on two wildfires near each other in Northern California that have burned through more than 100 square miles of terrain — one of which was menacing a small town and prompted the evacuation of a long-term care hospital.
Officials say three firefighters have been injured in a Central California wildfire that has burned through more than 2 square miles in two days.
A wildfire that broke out in Central California has triggered the evacuation of about 100 rural homes.
Firefighters were at the scene of an apartment fire that displaced about 50 residents and injured one person in San Leandro Thursday morning, fire officials said.
A hotel in Richmond was evacuated Monday morning after a double tanker gas trailer overturned.
A gas leak in Brentwood evacuated a nearby apartment building Tuesday, a PG&E spokesman said.
An apartment complex fire in Rohnert Park displaced more than 30 people Monday afternoon, fire officials said.
Tours of Alcatraz Island were canceled after a false fire alarm Sunday afternoon prompted the evacuation of about 1,100 people from the popular San Francisco tourist attraction.