Authorities say they suspect a man of starting a grassland fire near Sacramento that forced people from their homes and destroyed power lines.
A wildfire burning near Napa Valley wine country had calmed enough that many were allowed to return to previously threatened homes, officials said.
Several homes were threatened, but no structures were burned.
Two hikers were brought to safety as a growing wildfire in Contra Costa County burned out of control Wednesday.
Evacuations are underway in the area of Markleeville, about 30 miles south of Lake Tahoe after a wildfire broke out over the weekend and exploded to first 6,500 acres, and then 9,500 acres by Monday afternoon.
Monterey firefighters have evacuated a portion of a shopping center this afternoon after employees at an Apple electronics store said they felt sick after receiving a package with an unknown substance, the city’s fire chief said.
The violence in Yemen hit home when an Oakland man was killed in a rebel attack earlier this week. Jamal al-Labani is the first U.S. citizen killed in Yemen in this most recent conflict.
A portion of San Francisco’s Hall of Justice has been evacuated after suspicious packages were found in the building’s mailroom this morning, police said.
An evacuation was ordered at 9:51 a.m. in a Hercules neighborhood between North and South Front streets. The gas leak is in the area of San Pablo and Sycamore avenues, county officials said.
Fire crews evacuated at least one building in Sunnyvale Thursday afternoon after reports of a hazmat situation.