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Chopper 5 over the "Butts Fire" in Napa County on July 1, 2014. (CBS)

Fire In Napa County Burns Nearly 3,200 Acres, Mandatory Evacuations Continue

Temperatures have dropped and humidity has risen, giving an edge up to firefighters battling a vegetation fire in Butts Canyon that has rapidly spread to 3,200 acres.

07/01/2014

KPIX 5 reporter Simon Perez took this photo of a helicopter dousing flames on a fire in Fairfield on June 20, 2014. (CBS)

5-Alarm Fire Contained In Fairfield Area After Evacuations, Buildings Burned

A 5-alarm grass fire in the Cordelia area west of Fairfield was contained Friday evening at around 5 acres, after several structures were burned and numerous homes were evacuated.

06/20/2014

(acgov.org)

Drug Search Of Berkeley Home Sets Off Hazmat Scare, Forces Evacuations

Several homes were evacuated on Oregon Street in Berkeley and a block was closed for part of Friday morning due to suspected hazardous materials found by Alameda County sheriff’s deputies while serving a search warrant.

06/06/2014

An aerial view of flames and smoke from a wildfire in Carlsbad in San Diego County, May 14, 2014. (CBS)

Homes Destroyed, Thousands Evacuate From San Diego County Wildfires

Flames engulfed suburban homes and shot up along canyon ridges in one of the worst of several blazes that broke out Wednesday in Southern California during a second day of a sweltering heat wave, taxing fire crews who fear the scattered fires mark only the beginning of a long wildfire season.

05/14/2014

(CBS)

Gas Leak At San Jose Apartment Complex Prompts Evacuations

The San Jose Fire Department and PG&E crews responded to a gas leak that prompted evacuations at an apartment complex, but the leak was quickly capped,

02/19/2014

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

Morgan Fire On Mount Diablo Caused By Target Shooting

Investigators with the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection have determined the cause of the Morgan Fire on Mt. Diablo to be target shooting, although the investigation was ongoing.

09/12/2013

Police Sirens

Bomb Threat At Vallejo Courthouse Prompts Evacuations

The Solano County courthouse in Vallejo was evacuated because of a bomb threat Thursday afternoon, a sheriff’s spokesman said.

08/29/2013

A gas leak scene on Marina Bay Parkway in Richmond. (CBS)

Richmond Gas Leak Capped After Some Residents Evacuated

PG&E finished repairs to a broken gas line that triggered evacuations in Richmond Friday morning.

07/26/2013

Fire crews, police, and repair crews at the scene of a gas main break in San Francisco's SoMa neighborhood.

Gas Main Break In San Francisco Prompts Massive Evacuation

A gas leak in San Francisco’s South of Market neighborhood Sunday prompted several homes and businesses to be evacuated and caused major gridlock.

06/16/2013

The 29 Fire burns hundreds of acres in Lake County. (CNN)

Lake County Wildfire Prompts Evacuations

A 300+ acre wildfire burning Thursday off Highway 29 south of Lower Lake prompted evacuations for the Mercy Spring and Twin Lakes subdivisions, where authorities estimated at least 60 homes were threatened.

10/18/2012

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