Fire

A witness says a turkey vulture sparked a wildfire in Martinez after shorting out two between power lines. (Photo: Don Ford)

Turkey Vulture Sparks Martinez Wildfire After Shorting Out Between Power Lines

A wildfire sparked by a turkey vulture that caught fire after shorting out two power lines according to a witness burned parts of an RV and two properties in Martinez Tuesday morning, causing an estimated $80,000 in damage, a fire official said.

06/16/2015

San Jose Fire Department fire trucks spray a water salute for the arrival of the inaugural Hainan Airlines flight from Beijing at Mineta San Jose International Airport, June 15, 2015. (CBS)

Inaugural Beijing-San Jose Flight Saluted With Celebratory Water Plume On 1st Day Of City’s Tough Water Rules

Two San Jose fire engines gave a celebratory soaking to a Boeing 787 Dreamliner Monday, the same day tough new water restrictions went into effect.

06/15/2015

Firefighter

Firefighters Get Upper Hand On Lightning-Sparked Shasta-Trinity Fire

Fire officials say a lightning-sparked fire in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest is growing extremely slowly, allowing crews to gently back it down toward containment lines.

06/15/2015

A lightning-sparked blaze broke out in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest about halfway between Eureka and Redding. (CBS)

Crews Make Gains On Wildfire Burning In Shasta-Trinity Forest; 20 Percent Contained

Fire officials say a lightning-sparked wildfire in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest remained at 1,480 acres overnight, with containment at 20 percent as of Sunday morning.

06/14/2015

Lightning

Lightning-Sparked Fire In Shasta-Trinity Forest Grows Past 1,300 Acres

Fire officials Saturday said a lightning-sparked blaze in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest has grown to 1,331 acres and is about 5 percent contained.

06/13/2015

(CBS SF)

Dog Killed In 2-Alarm Fire Near Fisherman’s Wharf

Firefighters have contained a two-alarm fire Friday morning that killed a dog in a three-story apartment building in the Fisherman’s Wharf neighborhood of San Francisco, fire officials said.

06/12/2015

A grass fire in Moraga may have been sparked by lightning. (Courtesy: Moraga-Orinda Fire Department)

Lightning May Have Sparked Moraga Grass Fire

Authorities are checking whether a lightning strike sparked a grass fire in Moraga Wednesday morning.

06/10/2015

Burned cars at a Novato dealership following an arson fire, June 9, 2015. (CBS SF)

Arson Suspected In Novato Car Dealership Fire, Surveillance Video Shows Possible Suspect

Several cars went up in flames at a Chevy dealership in Novato Monday night, leading police to believe it’s the work of an arsonist who was caught on surveillance footage.

06/09/2015

2 ounces of hash oil. (jlcoving/Wikipedia)

East Bay Assemblywoman Proposes Cap On Buying Butane As Illegal Hash-Lab Explosions Become More Common

Health officials in California are concerned about a large increase in the number of hash-oil explosions stemming from illegal labs.

06/09/2015

(CBS SF)

Altamont Pass Big Rig Fire Jams Traffic On 580 Through Livermore

A big rig caught fire in the Altamont Pass Tuesday morning causing heavy traffic delays through Livermore.

06/09/2015

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