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Flames seen illuminating the steam cloud during a flare-up on December 18th, 2014 (CBS)

Richmond Official Blasts Chevron For Calling Huge Flare At Plant ‘Routine’

Supervisor John Goia said the series of flares were an emergency reaction to something that went wrong at the plant.

4 hours ago

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Labrador Dog Nudges Man Awake During House Fire In Sacramento

Authorities are crediting a chocolate Labrador with saving the life of a Sacramento man after it alerted him to a fire inside a home that appeared not to have a smoke detector.

11 hours ago

Flames seen illuminating the steam cloud during a flare-up on December 18th, 2014 (CBS)

Flare At Richmond’s Chevron Refinery Visible For Miles, Puts Neighbors On Edge

A flare due to depressurizing equipment at the Chevron refinery in Richmond lit up the sky Thursday evening, causing a stir on social media.

23 hours ago

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San Jose Police, Fire Unions Say City Manager’s ‘Forced Resignation’ Has ‘Squashed’ Hope For Better Relations

San Jose City Manager Ed Shikada, acknowledging the City Council wanted new management, Wednesday announced his resignation as of Jan. 1, the day Mayor-elect Sam Liccardo takes office, according the city officials.

12/18/2014

Wayne Allen Huntsman (El Dorado County Sheriff's Office)

Grand Jury Indicts Man Charged With Starting King Fire

A man previously charged with deliberately starting the Pollock Pines California wildfire that burned a dozen homes has now been indicted by a grand jury.

12/15/2014

Redwood City firefighters handle hoses at a fire scene. (CBS)

6 People Displaced By 2-Alarm House Fire Near Redwood City

Six people were displaced in a two-alarm house fire near Redwood City early Sunday morning.

12/14/2014

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Oakland Firefighters Battle 2-Alarm Blaze At Commercial Building On International Blvd

Firefighters in Oakland responded early Thursday morning to a two-alarm structure fire in a large commercial building on International Boulevard.

12/11/2014

(CBS SF)

Raging Fires Destroy Massive Residential Complex In Los Angeles

Two raging fires in Los Angeles destroyed a massive residential complex under construction, heavily damaged another building under construction, and snarled rush hour traffic while raining ash over a large area early Monday.

12/08/2014

U.S. Postal Service mail truck. ( Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

‘Substantial Amount’ Of Mail Damaged In USPS Truck Fire While En Route From San Francisco To Los Angeles

A “substantial amount” of a mail was damaged during a vehicle fire involving a United States Postal Service tractor-trailer Sunday morning, according to a USPS spokesman.

12/07/2014

(CBS SF)

Firefighters Responding To 2-Alarm Fire In Castro Valley

Alameda County firefighters are responding to a two-alarm fire in Castro Valley Thursday morning.

12/04/2014

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