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The August 2012 Chevron Richmond refinery fire as seen from San Francisco. (FoTo Taker/CBS)

Report Blames Poor Safety Protocols For Chevron Richmond Refinery Fire That Sent 15,000 To Hospital

Federal investigators say a 2012 fire at a Chevron refinery in the San Francisco Bay Area was the result of shortcomings in the company’s safety culture and gaps in regulatory guidelines.

01/23/2015

22-year-old David M. Diaz of San Francisco, was arrested and booked into San Francisco County Jail on suspicion of arson and homicide, July 23, 2011. (SFPD)

Man Who Set Fire To Former Sex Partner’s Corpse Arrested For Arson In San Francisco’s Castro

A man convicted in one of San Francisco’s most bizarre crimes is under arrest after being tied to at least one recent arson case in the city’s Castro neighborhood.

01/22/2015

A cat is treated for smoke intake by a Hayward firefighter (Hayward Police)

Hayward Fire Uses Kitty Oxygen Mask After Apartment Fire Rescue

Hayward Fire officials say everyone, including a calico cat, is doing well after crews put down an apartment fire late Wednesday morning.

01/21/2015

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Small Fire On Grounds Of California Governor’s Mansion Deemed Suspicious

State fire officials are investigating a small-but-suspicious fire that broke out on the grounds of the California governor’s mansion.

01/19/2015

Damaged caused by a suspected arsonist in San Francisco's Castro. (CBS)

Arsonist Suspected In String Of San Francisco Castro Neighborhood Fires

An arsonist may be on the loose in San Francisco’s Castro neighborhood after vehicles were burned early Monday morning.

01/19/2015

San Jose firefighters (Craig Rose/San Jose Fire Dept.)

Crews Contain 2-Alarm Fire At South San Jose Dental Office Building

Firefighters knocked down a two-alarm fire in South San Jose Sunday afternoon, a fire dispatcher said.

01/18/2015

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Pit Bull Rescued, 3 Residents Displaced In SF House Fire

A pit bull was saved in a one-alarm fire at a home in San Francisco’s Silver Terrace neighborhood Saturday morning that displaced three residents.

01/17/2015

(CBS SF)

3-Alarm Fire Collapses Roof Of Abandoned Warehouse In San Jose

Firefighters knocked out a three-alarm structure fire in San Jose Wednesday morning.

01/14/2015

A trap rigged at an abandoned San Jose homeless encampment. (San Jose Police Dept.)

Firefighter Falls Into ‘Booby-Trap’ Rigged With Sharpened Sticks At San Jose Homeless Encampment

A firefighter narrowly escaped a serious injury Sunday when he fell in a pit rigged with sharpened tree branches at an abandoned San Jose homeless encampment over the weekend.

01/13/2015

A firefighter knocks down flames from the roof of a home in Sacramento, January 12, 2015. (CBS)

Firefighters Suffer Burns, Smoke Inhalation In Sacramento House Fire

A Sacramento Fire Department spokesman said two firefighters suffered burns and one suffered smoke inhalation and heat exhaustion. All three were hospitalized Monday.

01/12/2015

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