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Firefighting

A Boeing Chinook CH-47 helicopter. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Steven R. Doty)

National Guard Helicopter, Trailer Vandalized At Ukiah Airport

An Army National Guard Chinook helicopter was vandalized while parked at the Ukiah airport Sunday night.

09/11/2012

A view of the 1991Oakland Hills firestorm. (DART/NASA Ames)

20 Years Later, East Bay Hills Less Susceptible To Firestorms

Twenty years ago Thursday, a hillside fire blown out of control by hot, dry winds killed 25 people and destroyed more than 3,000 homes in the Oakland and Berkeley hills.

10/20/2011

A wildfire burns in the Altamont Pass area west of Tracy on July 14, 2011. (CBS)

New Fee May Drain California Firefighting Budget

A California law that imposes an annual wildfire fee on rural residents may have an unintended consequence—sapping the state fire agency of money it needs to fight wildland blazes.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–08/10/2011

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