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Firefighters discovered a marijuana grow operation during a firefight in Pittsburg. (CBS)

Pot Grow Fires Too Dangerous For Contra Costa County Firefighters

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.

02/20/2014

Cellphone video of a Tesla Model S electric car on fire near Seattle on October 1, 2013. (Petrus Breedt)

NHTSA Investigating Tesla Model S Fires

The U.S. government’s auto safety watchdog has opened an investigation into battery fires in Tesla Model S electric cars.

11/19/2013

Mission District Bonfire

SF Giants Celebrations Spark Bonfires, Traffic Disruptions

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.

10/28/2012

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2 Churches, 3rd Building Hit With Flaming Molotov Cocktails In Santa Rosa

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.

10/01/2012

Flames seen from above the Wye wildfire in Lake County. (CBS)

Lake County Fires Now 70 Percent Contained

The “Walker” and “Wye” fires have burned 7,934 acres since they started around 4 p.m. Sunday. Full containment is expected by Monday.

08/15/2012

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NorCal Fire Officials Braced For Lightning-Sparked Fires

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.

08/04/2012

A view inside a homeless person's tent at Kelley Park in San Jose, July 19, 2012. (CBS)

Homeless Squatters Cleared Out Of San Jose’s Kelley Park

Kelley Park was cleared of trash and debris as it has been site of a homeless encampment for years.

07/19/2012

Crews battle a house fire in Martinez (CBS)

Contra Contra Fire Investigators Believe Martinez Blaze Set By Squatters

Contra Costa County fire officials are seeing a dangerous trend of squatters starting fires in foreclosed houses they have broken into.

06/12/2012

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Novato Arsonist Sets 15+ Small Fires

Novato police are hunting for an arsonist that set more than 15 small fires between 9 p.m. Saturday and 3 a.m. Sunday.

01/08/2012

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Bay Area Winter Spare The Air Season Begins

Winter is approaching, which means it’s time for us all to think about air quality, as Winter Spare the Air season officially begins Tuesday.

11/01/2011

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