Cash-paying motorists crossing the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge on Monday night were not being charged a toll, after toll takers evacuated to the toll plaza office because of smoke from a fire burning at the nearby Richmond Chevron oil refinery.
Crews have capped a gas leak Thursday morning near the site of the catastrophic 2010 San Bruno explosion and fire, according to fire officials.
Two people were injured in an explosion at a house in Vacaville Thursday afternoon, a city spokesman said.
Lincoln Avenue in San Jose reopened Friday afternoon after a suspicious package left outside an area business was determined to be harmless, according to San Jose police.
A 19-year-old neighbor who witnessed an allegedly intoxicated driver crash her SUV into a home in San Jose Tuesday night is being hailed as a hero for his actions to save the driver.
Reno Fire Chief Mike Hernandez said firefighters had largely contained the blaze that sent nearly 10,000 people from their homes in the middle of the night.
The Forest Service says a fire burning outside of Yosemite National Park is now 50-percent contained after officials brought in more manpower to fight the blaze.
Thousands of evacuees are returning home after fire crews allowed a burning propane rail tanker to burn itself out, ending the threat of a major explosion in the city of Lincoln.
Firefighters in Placer County prepared for a bold attempt to drain a burning propane rail tanker after the process to head off a catastrophic explosion was slowed by the fire’s intense heat.
Firefighters worked quickly in hopes of containing a three-alarm fire in San Francisco’s Mission District Friday evening.