Fires

A Cal Fire firefighter uses a hose to put out a spot fire while battling the Rocky Fire on July 30, 2015 in Lower Lake, California. Over 600 firefighters are battling the Rocky Fire that erupted to over 8,000 acres since it started on Wednesday afternoon. The fire is currently zero percent contained and has destroyed three homes. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Firefighting Agencies Forced To Prioritize Assets During Busy California Wildfire Season

When 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.

08/09/2015

Wragg fire (CBS SF)

National Guard Sending Helicopter Fleet To Aid Firefighters Battling 14 Northern California Wildfires

The California National Guard is sending in a fleet of helicopters to back up firefighters battling flames raging across the northern half of the state.

07/30/2015

Bully Fire

Hi-Tech Camera Network Could Help Detect Forest Fires, Aid Firefighters

For decades, forest rangers in wooden towers across the West scanned the horizon with binoculars for smoke that could signal the start of a wildfire.

07/26/2015

Highway 92 - San Mateo-Hayward Bridge (CBS)

Crash Leads To Car Fire On San Mateo Bridge

A crash led to a car fire on the eastbound side of the San Mateo Bridge Sunday afternoon, according to the California Highway Patrol.

07/19/2015

A crew member extinguishes a fire that broke out underneath a rubber expansion joint on the Bay Bridge. (CHP)

Bay Bridge Fires Likely Caused By Maintenance Road Flares, Caltrans Says

Road 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.

07/15/2015

French Taxi drivers burn tires as they protest in the southern city of Marseille on June 25, 2015 as they demonstrate against UberPOP, a popular taxi app that is facing fierce opposition from traditional cabs. Taxi drivers in France are furious over an Uber service called UberPOP, which puts customers in touch with private drivers at prices lower than those of traditional taxis. AFP PHOTO / ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT (Photo credit should read ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT/AFP/Getty Images)

French Taxi Drivers Riot In Anti-Uber Protest

French 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.

06/25/2015

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

(credit: David McNew/Getty Images)

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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