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Firefighters at the scene of a brush fire just outside of San Jose north of Alum Rock Park. (CBS)

Firefighters Battling 3-Alarm Brush Fire Outside East San Jose

Scores of firefighters have controlled a three-alarm brush fire triggered by a car fire and that blackened 12 acres outside East San Jose north of Alum Rock Park

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Chevron refinery in Richmond. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Proposed Richmond Refinery Upgrades Face Key City Council Vote

Richmond’s city council is scheduled to take up the project at its meeting on Tuesday night. Councilmembers could impose additional conditions that are opposed by Chevron or approve the project without them.

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San Francisco Public Housing Authority Behind On List Of Maintenance And Repair Orders

San Francisco’s Housing Authority is behind on a backlogged list of repair and maintenance work orders for their public housing units.

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Thunderstorms Could Complicate Yosemite Fire Fight; Nearby Sand Fire 75% Contained

The fire danger is high Tuesday morning as crews battle two massive wildfires in Northern California.

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Smoke billows from the Sand Fire in the Sierra Nevada foothills.

Amateur’s Drone Almost Blocks Plane Fighting Sierra Foothills Fire

A private drone trying to record footage of a Northern California wildfire nearly hindered efforts to attack the flames from the air.

07/28/2014

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Fire Breaks Out At Coca-Cola Distribution Facility In Union City

Firefighters knocked down a one-alarm blaze at a Coca-Cola distribution facility in Union City Monday afternoon, fire officials said.

07/28/2014

Smoke billows from the Sand Fire in the Sierra Nevada foothills.

Cal Fire Lifts Evacuation Orders For Some Camino Residents Near Sand Fire

Cal Fire is lifting evacuation warnings and orders for parts around Camino as firefighters continue to battle a wildfire that’s destroyed 13 homes and forced hundreds of evacuations in the Sierra Nevada foothills.

07/28/2014

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Crews Knock Down Blaze At Abandoned San Jose Propane Farm

Firefighters were mopping up a fire Monday that broke out Sunday night near an abandoned propane farm in San Jose.

07/28/2014

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2-Alarm Electrical Fire Guts San Leandro Hair Salon, Sends Firefighter To Hospital

A two-alarm electrical fire gutted a San Leandro hair salon and sent a firefighter to the hospital Sunday morning, a fire spokeswoman said.

07/27/2014

A fire burns in Yosemite National Park. (CBS)

13 Homes Destroyed In Sand Fire Near Plymouth; Fire Near Yosemite Growing

Firefighters on Sunday battled a wildfire that has destroyed 10 homes and forced hundreds of evacuations in the Sierra Nevada foothills, while a fire near Yosemite National Park destroyed one home and grew significantly overnight.

07/27/2014

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