Fire Hydrants Found Buried, Inaccessible In Oakland HillsMany fire hydrants in the Oakland hills are covered in so much mud and debris that firefighters would be hard pressed to use them in an emergency.
Drought Turns East Bay City Into Wild, Wild West With Thieves Stealing Precious WaterClayton is a city remains true to its western roots. In this town, water has become as precious as gold, and thieves are resorting to stealing it.
Metal Thieves Target Fire Hydrants In Cash-Strapped ModestoIt's believed the thieves are targeting hydrants so they can sell the cast iron scraps to recyclers.
Multiple Fire Hydrants Opened In Contra Costa CitiesMore than a dozen fire hydrants were opened in five Contra Costa County cities over roughly a two-hour period, and investigators are looking for the culprits, fire officials said Saturday.