Firefighters have contained a 10-acre wind-driven fire in the San Martin area of southern Santa Clara County Monday afternoon.
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.
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.
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.
A wildfire in a remote area near the town of Bolinas burned 3 1/2 acres Sunday before being fully contained by mid-morning, the Marin County Fire Department reported.
Firefighters found one home in flames when they arrived and the flames spread to the attic of a second home.
Firefighters responded at 11 p.m. Friday to a fire at a two-story residence on Vista Grande Ave., in Daly City. The fire spread to two homes on both sides of the residence.
Warning letters have gone out to residents in Contra Costa County with a vegetation abatement deadline of May 31st as the fire season approaches, but firefighters say it’s the drought that will make their job even tougher this year.
Prosecutors said Friday that two key witnesses have unexpectedly died since the indictment was handed down last year against Matthew Emerald.
Fire Chief Joanne Hayes-White says she is considering applying for the top job in London.