Firefighters controlled a large brush fire in a field near the Eastridge Shopping Center in San Jose Friday evening, a fire captain said.
San Jose firefighters say a 5-acre vegetation fire on Communications Hill this afternoon was sparked by a cooking fire at a homeless encampment.
Yet another trash bin was set ablaze in West San Jose, just hours after firefighters canvassed the area Wednesday to identify a serial arsonist suspected of igniting several other trash bins and starting a couple of grass fires since September.
San Jose’s Alum Rock Park was closed Tuesday because of extreme fire danger, according to the city.
A grass fire near a Martinez high school prompted a brief shelter-in-place order for students late Thursday morning, a Contra Costa County Fire Protection District captain said.
Bay Area Rapid Transit passengers in and out of the East Bay should expect some travel problems Saturday morning with a grass fire near the Pleasant Hill station and a power outage at the downtown Berkeley station, according to BART Central.
A grass fire burned about 3 acres near Point Pinole Regional Park on Friday night, but firefighters were able to extinguish it before it spread to nearby homes
San Jose firefighters responded to multiple fires amid Fourth of July festivities on Wednesday night, including a two-alarm house fire, fire officials said.
Firefighters got the upper hand on a grass fire burning near Interstate Highway 80 in Fairfield.
Walnut Creek police have arrested a 62-year-old man suspected of starting several fires near his Rossmoor home, fire investigators said Tuesday.