Thick black smoke was coming from the single-story home at 732 S. McDowell Blvd. when firefighters arrived at about 2 p.m., Petaluma fire Battalion Chief Jeff Holden said.
Some San Francisco firefighters are raking in six-figure overtime paychecks because of staffing shortages that have department managers scheduling numerous extra shifts.
The Berkeley Fire department is crediting a pager device with saving the life of a firefighter who was shot while responding to a medical call Monday morning.
The city of Sunnyvale’s unique cross-training program – where police, emergency medical personnel and firefighters are trained to perform many of the duties of their colleagues – may soon become a blueprint for towns across the country.
A South San Jose husband and wife were injured and displaced Friday morning when a two-alarm house fire destroyed their home, fire officials said.
The roof of a strip mall collapsed prior to the containment of a four-alarm fire early Wednesday morning in Union City, according to an Alameda County fire official.
A police officer and three others were taken to a hospital late Monday night after suffering smoke inhalation during a two-alarm fire at a South San Francisco duplex, authorities said.
One firefighter was injured in a second-alarm fire at a taqueria in downtown San Leandro early Tuesday morning, according to an Alameda County fire chief.
Five days after Charles Dowd, a 69-year-old San Mateo man, went missing from an Amtrak train headed from the Bay Area to Chicago, family members continue to be hopeful that he will be found safe.
Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday presented San Francisco firefighter William Mulkeen with the Medal of Valor for his heroics on Jan. 1, 2011, saving an elderly couple from a fire in the city’s Chinatown neighborhood.