Oakland Building Lacked Smoke Detectors, Extinguishers Prior To Fatal FireFire inspectors visited an Oakland building three days before a blaze ripped through it, killing at least three people.
Vallejo Motel Fined For Fire Code Violations After Gasoline-Fueled BlazeA Vallejo motel was fined for fire code violations after Sunday's blaze.
San Francisco Public Housing Authority Behind On List Of Maintenance And Repair Orders San Francisco's Housing Authority is behind on a backlogged list of repair and maintenance work orders for their public housing units.
Martinez House Reknowned For Xmas Decorations Destroyed In FireA family of five escaped a fire that destroyed their Martinez home early Tuesday morning thanks to smoke detectors, a Contra Costa County Fire Protection District spokesman said.
Palo Alto To Require More Sophisticated Smoke DetectorsPalo Alto has become the third city in the state to require specialized smoke alarms. The ordinance, which takes affect the first of the year, affects builders, landlords and home renovators.