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.
Contra Costa County fire officials are seeing a dangerous trend of squatters starting fires in foreclosed houses they have broken into.
Novato police are hunting for an arsonist that set more than 15 small fires between 9 p.m. Saturday and 3 a.m. Sunday.
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.
There will be no cuts in fire protection in San Francisco this year, despite the city’s budget problems, but the chief said that this also means there won’t be any money to respond to unexpected emergencies.