Open burning is being banned on 31 million acres of land throughout California because of the threat wildfires due to the lengthening drought.
Crews have been patrolling the Dimond Canyon Park area, after five fires deemed suspicious broke out in the area on Tuesday afternoon.
Bonfires on Bay Area beaches have been a tradition for generations but only certain beaches now allow them.
Firefighters in Contra Costa County say illegal pot growing operations will be going up in smoke if the homes they are contained in catch fire.
The U.S. government’s auto safety watchdog has opened an investigation into battery fires in Tesla Model S electric cars.
Police in riot gear attempted to disperse crowds of people in the Mission District where several large piles of burning debris were dotting Mission and Valencia streets hours after the San Francisco Giants’ World Series victory against the Detroit Tigers Sunday night.
Three buildings—including two churches—were struck by Molotov cocktails within minutes of each other late Sunday night, a Santa Rosa Fire Department inspector said Monday.
The “Walker” and “Wye” fires have burned 7,934 acres since they started around 4 p.m. Sunday. Full containment is expected by Monday.
Fire officials are bracing for the possibility of lightning-sparked fires across a wide area of Northern California as a number of thunderstorms move into the region.
Kelley Park was cleared of trash and debris as it has been site of a homeless encampment for years.