Supervisor John Goia said the series of flares were an emergency reaction to something that went wrong at the plant.
A flare due to depressurizing equipment at the Chevron refinery in Richmond lit up the sky Thursday evening, causing a stir on social media.
Fire crews rushed to the scene of a limo completely engulfed in flame on a Vallejo roadway Friday morning. The driver made it out alive and discovered the engine was on fire when he raised the hood.
One person was displaced by a fire that broke out Tuesday morning at an apartment in Oakland’s Maxwell Park neighborhood, a fire dispatcher said.
As nearly 150 firefighters descended on the area near AT&T Park Tuesday afternoon to battle a burning six-story apartment building under construction, veteran firefighters immediately knew the severe risk they faced.
Joe Pavelski scored two power-play goals, helping the San Jose Sharks remain unbeaten at home with a 6-3 victory over the Calgary Flames on Saturday night.
A big-rig caught fire Wednesday morning on an Oakland freeway off-ramp, a California Highway Patrol sergeant said.
A barn-like garage at a Castro Valley home that housed two tortoises and some chickens was damaged in an early morning fire that injured one firefighter, Alameda County fire officials said.
Crews are getting ready to fill a giant crater in San Bruno’s Crestmoor neighborhood, created after last September’s deadly pipeline explosion.
Firefighters battled a three-alarm fire in San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood on Tuesday night that injured at least 22 people.