Fires

Fire danger warnings left for residents in Contra Costa County. (CBS)

Fire Official: Let Lawns Die But Water Trees During Drought

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.

05/04/2015

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Fire Crews Respond To 2 House Fires In Brentwood, Oakley Reported Just Minutes Apart

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.

03/15/2015

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Will San Francisco Ocean Beach Bonfires Continue? Park Service Deciding On Future Of Tradition

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.

02/05/2015

Damaged caused by a suspected arsonist in San Francisco's Castro. (CBS)

Arsonist Suspected In String Of San Francisco Castro Neighborhood Fires

An arsonist may be on the loose in San Francisco’s Castro neighborhood after vehicles were burned early Monday morning.

01/19/2015

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2 Arrested For Arson After Alameda Firefighters Battle 8 Overnight Blazes

Two people suspected of setting a series of fires throughout Alameda overnight have been arrested, public safety officials said Sunday morning.

09/28/2014

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Smoke Advisory Issued To Bay Area Residents Over Air Quality Due To Wildfires

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.

09/07/2014

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California Bans Open Burning On 31 Million Acres Due To Wildfire Threats

Open burning is being banned on 31 million acres of land throughout California because of the threat wildfires due to the lengthening drought.

06/18/2014

Crews patrol the Oakland hills on Wednesday, June 18, 2014 following a series of fires on Tuesday afternoon. (Holly Quan/CBS)

Oakland Fire Crews Monitor Hills After Series Of Small Blazes Deemed Suspicious

Crews have been patrolling the Dimond Canyon Park area, after five fires deemed suspicious broke out in the area on Tuesday afternoon.

06/18/2014

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Best Places For A Bonfire In The Bay Area

Bonfires on Bay Area beaches have been a tradition for generations but only certain beaches now allow them.

06/07/2014

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

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