For decades, forest rangers in wooden towers across the West scanned the horizon with binoculars for smoke that could signal the start of a wildfire.
A crash led to a car fire on the eastbound side of the San Mateo Bridge Sunday afternoon, according to the California Highway Patrol.
Road flares left by maintenance crews are the likely cause of two fires in an expansion joint on the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge, a Caltrans spokeswoman said Wednesday.
French taxi drivers pulled out the throttle in an all-out confrontation with the ultra-cheap San Francisco-based Uber car service Thursday, smashing livery cars, setting tires ablaze and blocking traffic during a nationwide strike that caught tourists and celebrities alike in the mayhem.
Warning letters have gone out to residents in Contra Costa County with a vegetation abatement deadline of May 31st as the fire season approaches, but firefighters say it’s the drought that will make their job even tougher this year.
Fire crews responded to two house fires in Oakley and Brentwood on Saturday night that were reported about 10 minutes apart, according to the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District.
The future of bonfires at San Francisco’s Ocean Beach will get a hearing Thursday evening at a public meeting hosted by the National Park Service.
An arsonist may be on the loose in San Francisco’s Castro neighborhood after vehicles were burned early Monday morning.
Two people suspected of setting a series of fires throughout Alameda overnight have been arrested, public safety officials said Sunday morning.
The Bay Area Air Quality Management District issued a smoke advisory to alert Bay Area residents to the potential for poor air quality due to Northern California wildfires through Monday.