Homeless people were camping in an area where up to 100 recycling bins burned Wednesday afternoon near the University Avenue off-ramp from Interstate Highway 80 in Berkeley, but it remains unclear how the fire started, the city’s acting fire chief said Thursday.
Police cleared out what they called a “homeless camp” in downtown San Francisco Monday morning—the same area where a protest was planned throughout the day.
San Jose firefighters say a 5-acre vegetation fire on Communications Hill this afternoon was sparked by a cooking fire at a homeless encampment.
An early-morning fire at Sutro Heights park burned brush and grass near a homeless encampment but did not cause any property damage or injuries, a fire lieutenant said.
Three transients were arrested Saturday night after allegedly robbing another transient at knifepoint at a homeless camp in Watsonville.
Vallejo firefighters battled a fire at the vacant Bill Lange Cadillac dealership Wednesday afternoon, fire department spokesman Bill Tweedy said.