Part of the Hayward police station has been evacuated after an employee opened an envelope that contained a mysterious white powder Wednesday morning, a Hayward fire captain said.
There was encouraging news for firefighting crews battling the Morgan fire Tuesday morning as there was no orange glow or plume of smoke visible on summit of Mt. Diablo.
A wildfire burning in Mount Diablo State Park grew to six square miles Monday, more than doubling in size over the 24-hour period since it broke out, forcing more people to leave their homes and leading to a smoke advisory for area residents.
The Rim Fire that has blackened more than 228,000 acres in Stanislaus National Forest is now 60 percent contained but about 4,500 residences remain threatened, Cal Fire officials reported Monday morning.
Fire officials identified 34 people who showed symptoms of being exposed to a mild respiratory irritant, but no one was hospitalized.
Part of a San Mateo County government building in Redwood City was evacuated Thursday because an employee received a letter with an unknown white powder inside.
A San Francisco Whole Foods Market was evacuated this afternoon because of refrigeration unit that was leaking gas, a fire department employee said.
A building on San Francisco’s Market Street that houses American Red Cross offices was evacuated Monday morning because of a bomb threat.
An evacuation order was lifted and roads mostly reopened Wednesday afternoon after a gas line that was accidentally ruptured by a construction crew Wednesday morning in Alamo was capped.
PG&E cut off the flow of gas to a pipe that was broken in Concord Friday morning and is now working on repairs, a utility spokeswoman said.