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A wildfire in Reno, Nevada forced 10,000 people from their homes on November 18, 2011. (CBS)

Homes Destroyed, Thousands Evacuated In Wind-Whipped Reno Fire

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.


A fire burning in rugged terrain engulfs a roadway near Yosemite National Park on Thursday, August 15, 2011. (CBS Viewer)

Highway Opened, Evacuations Lifted Amid Fire Near Yosemite

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.

CBS San Francisco–08/30/2011

burning tanker, rail car, propane

NorCal Evacuees Go Home After Lincoln Tanker Fire Dies Out

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.

CBS San Francisco–08/25/2011

Water is poured on a burning a rail car loaded with 29,000 gallons of liquid propane in Lincoln (Placer County) on Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2011. The fire, which started Tuesday, forced the evacuation of about 4,800 homes in the area. (AP)

Burning Propane Tanker Threatens NorCal Homes

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.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–08/24/2011

Flames on the roof of a Capp St. bulding in San Francisco's Mission (CBS)

Crews Contain Flames At Mission District 3-Alarm Fire

Firefighters worked quickly in hopes of containing a three-alarm fire in San Francisco’s Mission District Friday evening.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–05/13/2011

Firefighters battled a three-alarm fire on Eddy Street between Taylor and Jones Streets in San Francisco’s Tenderloin on April 5, 2011. (CBS)

22 Injured In San Francisco Tenderloin Blaze

Firefighters battled a three-alarm fire in San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood on Tuesday night that injured at least 22 people.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–04/05/2011

Snow covers the ground in Yosemite Natinoal Park (CBS)

Storm Shuts Roads To Yosemite, Forces Evacuations

All roads into Yosemite National Park have been temporarily closed after a major storm dumped snow, caused mudslides and downed trees and power lines.

CBS San Francisco–03/21/2011

People demonstrate in support of the Egyptian people's protests against the regime of President Hosni Mubarak in front of the Egyptian embassy in Washington on January 29, 2011 (photo: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

More Than 30 UC Associates Evacuated Amid Egypt Unrest

Since the U.S. State Department issued a travel advisory for U.S. citizens traveling in Egypt, which remains in a tumultuous period of political instability, 19 University of California students and at least 13 other adults have been transported from the country.

CBS San Francisco–02/02/2011

PG&E crews worked to repair a ruptured gas line in San Jose on January 24, 2011. (CBS)

Gas Line Ruptures At San Jose Apartment Complex

Firefighters and utility crews responded to a gas line rupture at a San Jose apartment complex Monday afternoon.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–01/24/2011

hard hat, construction, road closed

Brentwood Gas Leak Prompts Evacuations Before Capped

PG&E workers have capped a gas line in Brentwood that was broken earlier Friday morning by a construction crew, PG&E spokeswoman Brandi Ehlers said.

CBS San Francisco–11/12/2010




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