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Cal Fire Suspends Outdoor Burning In Three Bay Area Counties

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

06/25/2015

Flames scorched a hillside just outside Antioch in the area of Contra Loma Regional Park and Black Diamond Mines Regional Park, June 24, 2015. (CBS)

Hikers Brought To Safety As Growing Antioch Area Wildfire Burns

Two hikers were brought to safety as a growing wildfire in Contra Costa County burned out of control Wednesday.

06/24/2015

Flames scorch a hillside just outside Antioch in the area of Contra Loma Regional Park and Black Diamond Mines Regional Park, June 24, 2015. (CBS)

Antioch Grass Fire Contained After Burning 500+ Acres, Forcing Home Evacuations

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.

06/24/2015

The Washington Fire south of Lake Tahoe is now clearly visible from space. (NASA)

Fire South Of Lake Tahoe Grows To 26 Square Miles; Now Clearly Visible From Space

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.

06/24/2015

A Vallejo garage and car destroyed in a fire on Tuesday, June 23 2015. (CBS SF)

Vallejo Man Welding Leaky Gas Tank Sparks Fire, Suffers Severe Burns

A man was critically burned from a house fire in Vallejo early Tuesday morning that reportedly started while he was working on his car.

06/23/2015

Washington Fire south of Lake Tahoe, June 2015 (Photo: GBCC Twitter, Great Basin Coordination Center)

Alpine County Wildfire Explodes To 9,500 Acres; Evacuations Underway

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.

06/22/2015

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San Jose Firefighters Work To Put Out 2-Alarm Fire

Firefighters are working to extinguish a two-alarm fire Sunday evening in San Jose, according to the San Jose Fire Department.

06/21/2015

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San Jose Expanding Crackdown On Illegal Fireworks As Holiday Approaches

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.

06/18/2015

An apartment building burns at Alvarado-Niles Road and Hartnell Street in Union City, June 18, 2015. (CBS)

1 Dead In Union City Apartment Fire

At least one person has been killed in a fire at a Union City apartment complex Thursday afternoon, according to fire officials.

06/18/2015

The Golden State Warriors and their fans celebrate a victory in Game Five of the Western Conference Finals against the Houston Rockets during the 2015 NBA Playoffs on May 27, 2015 at ORACLE Arena in Oakland, California. (Photo by Adam Pantozzi/NBAE via Getty Images)

New Website Pops Up Post-Warriors Win To Answer One Question: Is Oakland On Fire?

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.

06/18/2015

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