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Mandatory Evacuation Order Lifted As Lake County ‘Elk Fire’ Consumes 450 Acres

Mandatory evacuations were lifted for residents near a wildfire burning in Lake County that has consumed 450 acres Wednesday night, according to Cal Fire.

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Firefighters clean up after putting down a fire at a home South San Jose, September 1, 2015. (CBS)

Fire At Home With 13 People Highlights Need For Affordable Housing In South Bay

More than a dozen people needed a place to stay after a fire damaged their San Jose home, an incident which helps illustrate the state of affordable housing in the Bay Area and Silicon Valley.


A 2-alarm fire in San Francisco. (CBS)

Firefighters Respond To 2-Alarm Blaze In San Francisco

San Francisco firefighters responded Monday evening to a two-alarm fire in Cole Valley.



Police Say Teen Admits To Starting Fire That Damaged Los Gatos School

A Los Gatos teen who was hanging out with friends at an elementary school Sunday night has admitted to accidentally starting a two-alarm fire that damaged school buildings, according to the Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office.


The Poinciana Plaza strip mall in Santa Clara following a fire on August 26, 2015. (CBS)

Suspects In Santa Clara Strip Mall Fire Turn Themselves In

Authorities say two people suspected of causing a major strip mall fire in Santa Clara Wednesday afternoon have turned themselves in. Two people were injured in the fire and a total of five businesses were destroyed.


Firefighters on the scene of a fire at a strip mall near Poinciana Drive and Lawrence Expressway in Santa Clara on August 26, 2015. (CBS)

Driver Hitting Gas Line May Have Sparked Santa Clara Strip Mall Fire

Police are looking for a person who drove into a gas line at a Santa Clara strip mall near Lawrence Expressway and may have started a two-alarm fire Wednesday afternoon, police said.


Bucks Lake in Plumas County. (Plumas County Tourism, Recreation and Hospitality Council)

Oakland Man Accused Of Fatally Stabbing Man In Plumas National Forest, Setting Fire

An Oakland man is facing murder and arson charges for allegedly stabbing an Emeryville man to death at a campground in the Plumas National Forest Saturday morning and setting the surrounding woods on fire, according to Plumas County prosecutors.


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Nearly 200 Firefighters Treated For Poison Oak While Battling Wildfire Near San Luis Obispo

Nearly 200 firefighters battling a blaze on California’s Central Coast had to be treated for poison oak.


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Firefighters Battling Vegetation Fire In Walnut Creek

Firefighters are battling a three-acre vegetation fire Tuesday afternoon in Walnut Creek near the Lime Ridge Open Space, a Cal Fire spokesman said.



Mission District House Fire Sends 1 Person To Hospital

Firefighters have brought a two-alarm house fire that began late Monday night in San Francisco’s Mission District under control Tuesday morning.