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Oakland Kitchen Fire Kills 2, Severely Injures 1 Other

Two people died and one is at a hospital in critical condition after a kitchen fire at a home in East Oakland on Wednesday evening, a fire battalion chief said Thursday.

05/21/2015

Chemicals inside a San Jose commercial building contributed to the fire. (5/19/15)

San Jose Chemical Fire Produces Toxic Fumes, Caustic Runoff

A hazardous materials crew is cleaning up a “chemical soup” at an automotive plating and metal work business in North San Jose where a four-alarm fire took place earlier Tuesday morning, a fire captain said.

05/19/2015

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San Jose Firefighters Contain 2-Alarm Grass Fire Near Funeral Home

Firefighters have contained a two-alarm grass fire that consumed between 5 and 7 acres of vegetation Sunday evening in San Jose, a fire captain said.

05/17/2015

A grass fire along I-580 in Altamont. (CBS)

Grass Fire Along I-589 Near Altamont Pass Causes Traffic Delays In Both Directions

Fire crews have contained a roughly 75-acre grass fire in the center divide of Interstate Highway 580 in Alameda County Sunday afternoon, a Cal Fire official said.

05/17/2015

General view as players and fans watch one of the outfield smokestacks on fire in the sixth inning of the game between the San Francisco Giants and Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park on May 15, 2015 in Cincinnati. The Giants defeated the Reds 10-2. (Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Giants Play Through Ballpark Fire, Defeat Reds In Rout

Brandon Belt hit a three-run homer, and Buster Posey added a two-run shot off Jason Marquis on Friday night, leading the San Francisco Giants to a 10-2 victory over the Cincinnati Reds in a game played uninterrupted while an outfield smokestack burned for an inning.

05/15/2015

The body of 16-year-old Miguel Melendez was found in a burned out trailer in East Palo Alto on April 24, 2015. (CBS)

East Palo Alto Family Seeks Answers After Teen Found Dead In Burned Out Trailer

The grieving family of a 16-year old Miguel Melendez is demanding answers, after his burned body was found in a trailer in East Palo Alto last month. Melendez was not identified by authorities until last week.

05/11/2015

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Firefighters Contain 10-Acre Wildfire Near Gilroy

Firefighters have contained a 10-acre wind-driven fire in the San Martin area of southern Santa Clara County Monday afternoon.

05/11/2015

The Knightsen Fire station lowers its doors. (CBS)

2 Closures Leave 100,000 Contra Costa Residents Served By 3 Fire Stations

The drought may have California on heightened fire alert, but Eastern Contra Costa County will face the season with two fewer stations after closures Monday.

05/11/2015

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2 Displaced In East Oakland House Fire, No One Injured

At least two people were displaced in a small house fire in East Oakland early Monday morning after a short in the home’s electrical system.

05/11/2015

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Lightning Sparks 66-Acre Wildfire In Monterey County

Latent fire sparked by lightning caused a 66-acre wildfire in Monterey County that was 90 percent contained Sunday evening, a spokesperson for Cal Fire said.

05/10/2015

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