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Lit Explosive Fuse Crackling and Sparking fireworks

San Jose Expanding Crackdown On Illegal Fireworks As Holiday Approaches

With about two weeks left until the Fourth of July holiday, San Jose city leaders have a plan that would expand a crackdown on illegal fireworks, which has become a growing concern for residents.

06/18/2015

Goats Race Past Berkeley Lab In This Freeze Frame From A Video From David Stein

‘Goats Gone Wild’ Through Berkeley Hills Clear Brush, Reduce Fire Danger, ‘Fertilize’ Hillside

Berkeley Lab’s annual goat herding through the hills above Centennial Drive delayed traffic briefly Friday afternoon, but drivers were treated to an impressive show as hundreds of goats raced across traffic lanes to continue chomping their way through the tinder-dry Berkeley Hills.

06/12/2015

Fire danger warnings left for residents in Contra Costa County. (CBS)

Fire Official: Let Lawns Die But Water Trees During Drought

Warning letters have gone out to residents in Contra Costa County with a vegetation abatement deadline of May 31st as the fire season approaches, but firefighters say it’s the drought that will make their job even tougher this year.

05/04/2015

E-Cigarette Fire Risk

CBS News: FAA Warns Airlines Of Fire Risk From E-Cigarettes

The Federal Aviation Administration is warning U.S. carriers about the risk of fires caused by e-cigarettes.

01/23/2015

Rim Fire Burns Near Yosemite National Park

Red Flag Fire Warning Issued For Bay Area This Weekend

The National Weather Service has issued a red flag fire warning for the North and East Bay hills over the weekend due to predicted hot temperatures, low humidity and strong offshore winds.

10/10/2014

View from Mount Tamalpais (credit: parks.ca.gov)

Warm Forecast Forces Red Flag Warning For North Bay Hills This Weekend

Strong winds and low humidity are expected for the later part of the weekend and warm weather builds back in, raising fire dangers in the North Bay.

10/10/2014

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Warmer-Than-Average Bay Area Weather, Higher Fire Danger In Store For Early October

The Bay Area is warming up just in time for October.

09/30/2014

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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

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