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Firefighters put out hot spots after flames reached the patio of a home in Hercules near state Highway 4. (CBS)

Hercules Homes Barely Escape Grass Fire Near Highway

Firefighters have extinguished a two-alarm grass fire that threatened homes near the intersection of state Highway 4 and Interstate Highway 80 in Hercules Friday afternoon, according to Contra Costa County Fire Protection District dispatchers.



Power Line Sparked Small Grass Fire Near Woodside

A downed power line sparked a vegetation fire near San Mateo County’s Huddart Park and caused a small power outage in the area Friday afternoon, according to PG&E and Cal Fire.


Firefighters battle a grass fire near Eastridge Mall in San Jose on May 3, 2013. (CBS)

San Jose Grass Fire Gets Close To Homes, Mall

Firefighters controlled a large brush fire in a field near the Eastridge Shopping Center in San Jose Friday evening, a fire captain said.



Cooking Fire In Homeless Camp Sparks Grass Fire In San Jose

San Jose firefighters say a 5-acre vegetation fire on Communications Hill this afternoon was sparked by a cooking fire at a homeless encampment.


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Arsonist Suspected In San Jose Dumpster Fire

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 Closed Over Fire Concerns

San Jose’s Alum Rock Park was closed Tuesday because of extreme fire danger, according to the city.



Grass Fire Prompts Brief Lockdown At Martinez School

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.


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Grass Fire, Power Outage Slow East Bay BART Service

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.



Grass Fire Burns 3 Acres Near Point Pinole Regional Park

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



Busy 4th Of July Holiday For San Jose Firefighters

San Jose firefighters responded to multiple fires amid Fourth of July festivities on Wednesday night, including a two-alarm house fire, fire officials said.