Both directions of state Highway 12 in Fairfield have reopened following a four-alarm grass fire Sunday afternoon, according to the California Highway Patrol.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation, but CHP officials said it appears the blaze started when a car drove into a power pole, knocking power lines down and sparking the fire.
A vegetation fire that started on Friday night in parts of Solano County was burning through 1,000 acres and 10 percent contained as of Saturday morning.
Firefighters were called to multiple fires throughout Contra Costa County on Friday night as many Fourth of July celebrations were in full swing.
A four-alarm fire that damaged eight homes in Collinsville near Birds Landing in Solano County is estimated to have caused millions of dollars in damage.
Aaron and Angela Wiebe were drawn to the Berryessa Heights subdivision now ravaged by the Butts fire because of Pope Valley’s natural beauty and solitude.
Two firefighters were taken to a hospital with heat injuries Monday in a 125-acre vegetation fire southeast of San Jose that stood at about 50 percent contained by late afternoon, a fire official said.
Firefighters were battling a one-alarm vegetation fire next to the Los Lagos Golf Course in South San Jose Monday afternoon, a dispatcher said.
A 5-alarm grass fire in the Cordelia area west of Fairfield was contained Friday evening at around 5 acres, after several structures were burned and numerous homes were evacuated.
A series of five brush fires that broke out in the Oakland hills Tuesday afternoon have been deemed suspicious, a fire battalion chief said.