While the calendar says February, Cal Fire is getting an early start on making sure it has enough staff to battle this year’s wildfires.
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.
California governor Jerry Brown warned he was gearing up for what could be this drought-stricken state’s worst wildfire season ever.
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.
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.
A 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.
The early arrival of dangerous fire conditions has prompted state emergency responders to spring into action earlier than usual.
Contra Costa County fire officials are seeing a dangerous trend of squatters starting fires in foreclosed houses they have broken into.
In 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.
According to Cal Fire officials, firefighters took on a 200-acre grass fire east of Livermore on Tuesday…