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.
San Jose’s Alum Rock Park will be closed again Tuesday because of extreme fire danger.
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.
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.
San Jose’s Alum Rock Park was closed Tuesday because of extreme fire danger, according to the city.
San Jose firefighters responded to multiple fires amid Fourth of July festivities on Wednesday night, including a two-alarm house fire, fire officials said.
A red flag warning has been extended until Monday morning for Marin County and the East Bay hills.
Cal Fire is increasing its staff and canceling burn days and planned debris burning in response to increased fire danger because of an unusually dry winter, Cal Fire officials said.
The National Weather Service issued a red flag warnings for parts of the Bay Area in response to thunderstorms.
Palo Alto has become the third city in the state to require specialized smoke alarms. The ordinance, which takes affect the first of the year, affects builders, landlords and home renovators.