Following Fires, Hoverboard Makers Want Second ChanceMonths ago, the powered scooters — which balance themselves but don't actually "hover" — largely vanished from the U.S. market after they exhibited a distressing tendency to burst into flame.
2 In Custody In Connection With 3 Fires Near Highway 280 In San JoseThe three fires were less than one-tenth of a mile from each other.
Firefighting Agencies Forced To Prioritize Assets During Busy California Wildfire SeasonWhen California wildfires overwhelm firefighting resources, the National Forest Service is faced with deciding where the most important battles must be fought, and what firefighters will work to save.
National Guard Sending Helicopter Fleet To Aid Firefighters Battling 14 Northern California WildfiresThe California National Guard is sending in a fleet of helicopters to back up firefighters battling flames raging across the northern half of the state.
Hi-Tech Camera Network Could Help Detect Forest Fires, Aid FirefightersFor decades, forest rangers in wooden towers across the West scanned the horizon with binoculars for smoke that could signal the start of a wildfire.
Crash Leads To Car Fire On San Mateo BridgeA crash led to a car fire on the eastbound side of the San Mateo Bridge Sunday afternoon, according to the California Highway Patrol.
Bay Bridge Fires Likely Caused By Maintenance Road Flares, Caltrans SaysRoad flares left by maintenance crews are the likely cause of two fires in an expansion joint on the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge, a Caltrans spokeswoman said Wednesday.
French Taxi Drivers Riot In Anti-Uber ProtestFrench taxi drivers pulled out the throttle in an all-out confrontation with the ultra-cheap San Francisco-based Uber car service Thursday, smashing livery cars, setting tires ablaze and blocking traffic during a nationwide strike that caught tourists and celebrities alike in the mayhem.
Fire Official: Let Lawns Die But Water Trees During DroughtWarning 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 Respond To 2 House Fires In Brentwood, Oakley Reported Just Minutes ApartFire 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.
Will San Francisco Ocean Beach Bonfires Continue? Park Service Deciding On Future Of TraditionThe 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.
Arsonist Suspected In String Of San Francisco Castro Neighborhood FiresAn arsonist may be on the loose in San Francisco’s Castro neighborhood after vehicles were burned early Monday morning.