Cal Fire has suspended all permits for outdoor residential burning starting Monday in areas of Santa Clara, Alameda and Contra Costa counties that are not served by a city or county fire department, Cal Fire officials said Thursday
Two hikers were brought to safety as a growing wildfire in Contra Costa County burned out of control Wednesday.
A 500-acre wildfire burning in the Contra Loma Regional Park area of Antioch Wednesday afternoon forced the mandatory evacuations of dozens of homes, as fire crews battled intense heat and 20 mph winds whipping over the drought-parched grassland.
No buildings have been damaged, but the mountain town of Markleeville remained on standby Wednesday for possible evacuations, according to the Bureau of Land Management. Several campgrounds have been evacuated, and two highways have been closed.
A man was critically burned from a house fire in Vallejo early Tuesday morning that reportedly started while he was working on his car.
Evacuations are underway in the area of Markleeville, about 30 miles south of Lake Tahoe after a wildfire broke out over the weekend and exploded to first 6,500 acres, and then 9,500 acres by Monday afternoon.
Firefighters are working to extinguish a two-alarm fire Sunday evening in San Jose, according to the San Jose Fire Department.
With about two weeks left until the Fourth of July holiday, San Jose city leaders have a plan that would expand a crackdown on illegal fireworks, which has become a growing concern for residents.
At least one person has been killed in a fire at a Union City apartment complex Thursday afternoon, according to fire officials.
Since the Bay Area has a history of celebrating big sports wins in a reckless way, many were a little worried at the idea of exactly what would happen in Oakland after the big win.