Fire crews have increased containment of a wind-driven wildfire that destroyed 40 homes, but say they don’t know yet when residents evacuated from two small California towns at the eastern base of the Sierra Nevada will be able to return home.
The sound of exploding, over-inflated tires on a wheelchair caused a shelter-in-place order and partial evacuation of the Marin County Civic Center in San Rafael Thursday morning, a sheriff’s lieutenant said.
A dozen businesses in San Jose were evacuated Tuesday afternoon because of a gas leak caused when a construction crew hit a high-pressure gas line, according to the San Jose Fire Department.
El Cerrito High School is being evacuated due to a bomb threat that was called in this morning, according to police. The threat has not been verified as credible.
All students, faculty and staff were being evacuated off campus Wednesday morning and the campus was officially closed after college officials reported receiving a “credible threat.”
San Francisco Public Works began a six-month project this week to stabilize the crumbling cliff at Telegraph Hill below Coit Tower to improve the stability of the hillside and to prevent future rockslides.
2 Staff Members Injured In Gas Explosion At Vallejo High School; Lines Had Been Shutoff Since Napa Quake
Vallejo High School was evacuated after an a maintenance worker trying to re-light the pilot caused an explosion, seriously injuring himself and at least one other staff member. School has since resumed.
All Oakland public schools were dismissed Thursday after a strong odor of natural gas spread through the city.
Dozens of residents in a rural area of Hawaii have been placed on alert as flowing lava from an erupting volcano advances.
Students and staff at Jose Ortega Elementary School in San Francisco’s Ingleside neighborhood were allowed to return to their classrooms after police initiated a brief evacuation due to a bomb threat.