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Firefighters Battle 3-Alarm East Palo Alto House Fire

Firefighters were battling a 3-alarm house fire near the San Francisquito Creek in East Palo Alto Friday morning, a fire dispatcher said.

10/18/2013

An aerial view of the Morgan Fire on Mount Diablo. (R. Drew)

Mount Diablo Wildfire Doubles In Size As Nearby Residents Flee

A wildfire burning in Mount Diablo State Park grew to six square miles Monday, more than doubling in size over the 24-hour period since it broke out, forcing more people to leave their homes and leading to a smoke advisory for area residents.

09/09/2013

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Acid Leak, Vapor Cloud Forces Closure Of Rohnert Park Gym

An acid leak early Sunday morning led to the temporary closure of a gym in Rohnert Park, police said.

09/09/2013

Mount Diablo Wildfire

Dozens Of Homes Evacuated As Fire On Mount Diablo Advances

he California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection says the fire started Sunday afternoon on the edge of Mount Diablo State Park.

09/08/2013

Flames from the Rim Fire near Yosemite National Park. (CBS)

San Francisco Firefighters Returning From Rim Fire After 9 Days

San Francisco firefighters who have spent the past nine days battling the Rim Fire near Yosemite National Park are heading back to the Bay Area, fire officials said Friday.

08/30/2013

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Orinda Firefighters Extinguish Vegetation Fire Threatening Nearby Home

Crews put out a fire that burned an outbuilding and some vegetation in Orinda on Monday and threatened to spread to a nearby home, Moraga-Orinda fire district officials said Tuesday.

08/20/2013

A San Francisco Fire Department fire engine. (CBS)

San Francisco To Revisit Ban On Firefighter Helmet Cams

A San Francisco Fire Department spokeswoman said officials plan to review a policy that prohibits fire fighters from recording emergency scenes without advance approval from the city’s fire chief.

08/19/2013

Vacaville firefighters battle a 4-alarm blaze in a residential area. (CBS)

Firefighters Battle 4-Alarm Blaze In Vacaville

A four-alarm fire destroyed a shop, a garage and a granny unit on a residential property just east of Vacaville Monday morning, a deputy fire chief said.

08/12/2013

San Francisco Firefighters at the scene of a marijuana grow house fire. (CBS)

SF Firefighters Battle 2-Alarm Fire In Pot Grow House

Firefighters battled a two-alarm fire at the site of a marijuana grow operation at a residence in San Francisco’s Visitacion Valley early Tuesday morning, according to a fire dispatcher.

07/30/2013

San Francisco City Hall

New SF Budget Allows For Hundreds More Police Officers, Firefighters

San Francisco’s new $7.9 billion budget sets aside funding to hire 300 more police officers and another 120 firefighters over the next two years.

07/25/2013

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