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Weather Service Issues Lightning, Fire Warning For Bay Area Monday

Lightning could pay a return visit to Northern California Monday evening, adding wildfire concerns in this drought year.

08/10/2014

Aaron and Angela Wiebe anxiously monitor progress on the Butts Fire from a Red Cross evacuation center in Middletown, Calif.

Butts Fire Forces Middletown Couple To Evacuate Their Dream Home

Aaron and Angela Wiebe were drawn to the Berryessa Heights subdivision now ravaged by the Butts fire because of Pope Valley’s natural beauty and solitude.

07/03/2014

El Dorado Hills firefighters takes a break from battling the Rim Fire on August 28, 2013 near Groveland, California. (Justin Suillvan/Getty Images)

Bay Area Firefighters On High Alert With Hot Temperatures, Dry Conditions

State and local firefighters are on high alert as several grass fires have broken out during this stretch of hot weather.

05/01/2014

San Jose firefighters battle a house fire on Mossbrook Circle. (CBS)

Eichler Homes Burned In San Jose Inferno Among Bay Area House Designs Susceptible To Fire

A gas-fueled fire in San Jose Monday moved quickly through three homes has highlighted the design risks of certain types of homes, including the Eichler style structures popular in much of the Bay Area.

04/08/2014

2 ounces of hash oil. (jlcoving/Wikipedia)

Popularity of Butane Hash Oil Alarms East Bay Fire Investigator

A growing trend among marijuana users of using highly flammable butane to create hash oil has firefighters in Contra Costa County on edge about potentially explosive fires that can lead to serious injuries.

02/20/2014

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Red-Flag Warning Issued For North, East Bay Hills Due To Fire Danger

With warm temperatures forecasted for the Bay Area the National Weather Service issued a red-flag warning in the North Bay and East Bay hills due to high winds and dry conditions that pose as fire hazards.

01/14/2014

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.

09/09/2013

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San Jose’s Alum Rock Park Closed Tuesday Due To Fire Danger

San Jose’s Alum Rock Park will be closed again Tuesday because of extreme fire danger.

09/09/2013

A lightning strike seen off Highway 101 near South San Francisco. (Rogelio Rodriguez)

Bay Area Red-Flag Fire Warnings Extended With More Lightning Strikes Expected

The National Weather Service extended a red-flag warning for parts of the Bay Area, as more lightning was expected to strike Tuesday afternoon and later into the evening, according to KPIX 5 Meteorologist Lawrence Karnow.

08/20/2013

(CBS)

Orinda Firefighters Extinguish Vegetation Fire Threatening Nearby Home

Crews put out a fire that burned an outbuilding and some vegetation in Orinda on Monday and threatened to spread to a nearby home, Moraga-Orinda fire district officials said Tuesday.

08/20/2013

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