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A power poll sticks through the roof of a carport in South San Jose (CBS)

2 Downed Power Poles, Transformer Damage 3 Mobile Homes In South San Jose

Two power poles came down on two different mobile homes in South San Jose Monday morning. In addition, a transformer damaged a third mobile home, but everyone escaped injury according to the fire department.

12/15/2014

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2 Pulled From San Francisco Bay By Fire Department In Separate Incidents

The San Francisco Fire Department pulled two people from the San Francisco Bay Wednesday, according to a spokeswoman.

11/19/2014

A historic crucifix that survived a 4-alarm fire at Holy Cross Catholic Church in San Jose. (photo credit: Matt Bigler)

Crucifix, Virgin Mary Statue Unscathed In Fire That Destroyed 100-Year-Old San Jose Church; Parishioners Call It A Miracle

A nearly century-old church in San Jose was destroyed by fire Sunday, but parishioners found reason to rejoice Monday when they discovered the Lady of Guadalupe and the crucifix had survived the blaze.

11/17/2014

Chief Charles Hanley of the Rodeo Hercules Fire Protection District. (CBS)

East Bay Fire Chief Says $380,000 In Salary, Benefits Is ‘Outrageous,’ Wants Department Eliminated

Chief Charles Hanley of the Rodeo-Hercules Fire District made about $177,000 a year in salary. But including retirement benefits, his total compensation comes out to roughly $380,000.

11/12/2014

A BART train caught fire at the Hayward station. (CBS)

BART Train Catches Fire In Hayward

BART is trying to figure out what caused one of its trains to catch fire in Hayward Sunday morning.

11/02/2014

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Passenger With Flu-Like Symptoms Causes Ebola Scare At SoCal Airport

A passenger with flu-like symptoms caused an Ebola scare at a Southern California airport Sunday.

10/12/2014

AT&T Park - San Francisco (Photo by Ron Del Rosario/cbsSF)

Hazmat Scare Prompts Evacuation Of Building Across Street From AT&T Park; Package Turns Out To Be Bottle Of Booze

San Francisco’s China Basin Building was briefly evacuated Tuesday morning after a call of a suspicious package, which ended up being a bottle of booze, prompted a Hazmat team and the bomb squad to respond.

10/07/2014

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Menlo Park Fire District Considers Using Firefighting Drone

The Menlo Park Fire Protection District is considering purchasing a $2,000 quadcopter drone to help fight fires.

10/07/2014

Vallejo Fire truck

Vallejo Fire Crews Encounter A Booby-Trapped Marijuana Grow While Fighting Fire

Firefighters attempting to extinguish a fire inside a burning building in Vallejo Thursday night soon discovered the structure, used as medical marijuana grow was booby-trapped, authorities said.

10/03/2014

SJFD

San Jose Fire Department Under Pressure To Improve Emergency Response Times, Gets Better

New data reveals the San Jose Fire Department is arriving on the scene of emergency calls within eight minutes, close to 90 percent of the time—an improvement over the end of last year.

10/02/2014

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