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Mt. Diablo seen from Rossmoor, Walnut Creek (Courtesy of C. Hand/KPIX 5)

Cooler Weather Aids Firefight On Mt. Diablo; 45-Percent Contained

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.


An aerial view of the Morgan Fire on Mount Diablo. (R. Drew)

Mount Diablo Wildfire Doubles In Size As Nearby Residents Flee

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.


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Rim Fire Burning In Yosemite 60 Percent Contained

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.


Rescuers on the scene of an evacuation of the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency headquarters on August 23, 2013. (CBS)

SFMTA Building Evacuated After Irritating Substance Found Inside

Fire officials identified 34 people who showed symptoms of being exposed to a mild respiratory irritant, but no one was hospitalized.


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Suspicious Powder In Letter Prompts Evacuation At Gov’t Building In Redwood City

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.


Police at the scene of a freon gas leak at a San Francisco Whole Foods Market store. (CBS)

Freon Gas Leak Forces Evacuation Of SF Whole Foods Market

A San Francisco Whole Foods Market was evacuated this afternoon because of refrigeration unit that was leaking gas, a fire department employee said.


The San Francisco Police Dept. Bomb Squad at work. (CBS file photo)

Bomb Threat Forces Evacuation Of SF Red Cross Building

A building on San Francisco’s Market Street that houses American Red Cross offices was evacuated Monday morning because of a bomb threat.


A gas leak in Alamo prompted evacuations. (CBS)

Alamo Gas Leak Prompts Evacuations

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.



Concord Gas Leak Repaired; 4-Block Evacuation Lifted

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.


A Boeing 777 airplane lies burned on the runway after it crash landed at San Francisco International Airport July 6, 2013. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

NTSB Investigates Whether Asiana Flight 214 Escape Chutes Malfunctioned

Several people aboard Asiana Airlines Flight 214 have said at least one of the Boeing 777’s evacuation chutes opened inside the cabin rather than outside the jet after it crashed Saturday at San Francisco International Airport, federal investigators said Tuesday.





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