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.
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.