California Backs Off Easing Standard For Inmate FirefightersCalifornia's new corrections chief is backing off a plan to lower standards for inmate firefighters.
1,200 Apply Early To Join Cal Fire Force For Upcoming Wildfire SeasonWhile the calendar says February, Cal Fire is getting an early start on making sure it has enough staff to battle this year’s wildfires.
Butts Fire Forces Middletown Couple To Evacuate Their Dream HomeAaron 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.
Gov. Brown: 'We're Getting Ready For The Worst' California Fire SeasonCalifornia governor Jerry Brown warned he was gearing up for what could be this drought-stricken state's worst wildfire season ever.
Cal Fire Hiring Seasonal Firefighters, Busy Season Expected Cal Fire announced they’re hiring more seasonal firefighters in response to the state having already seen three times as many wild fires this year than normal.
Mount Diablo Wildfire Doubles In Size As Nearby Residents FleeA 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.
Pittsburg Wildfire Prompts Changes At CoCo Fire Protection DistrictA recent 500 acre grass fire in Pittsburg possibly sparked by illegal fireworks showed how critically understaffed the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District has become, Chief Darryl Louder said Tuesday.
California Firefighting Aircraft Ready To Battle Wildfires Weeks Ahead Of NormalThe early arrival of dangerous fire conditions has prompted state emergency responders to spring into action earlier than usual.
Contra Contra Fire Investigators Believe Martinez Blaze Set By SquattersContra Costa County fire officials are seeing a dangerous trend of squatters starting fires in foreclosed houses they have broken into.
Recent Showers Do Little To Lessen Fears As Fire Season BeginsIn the North Bay, all CalFire stations now have extra staffing and rigs. Homeowners whose property abuts open space should create 100 ft. of defensible space around their property.
Firefighters Take On Livermore Grass FireAccording to Cal Fire officials, firefighters took on a 200-acre grass fire east of Livermore on Tuesday...
Bay Area Firefighters Concerned As Wildfire Season BeginsThere is a concern among Bay Area fire officials that the late season wet weather could cause problems this fire season.