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A San Francisco Fire Department fire engine. (CBS)

Grocery Store In San Francisco’s Sunset District Evacuated After Report Of Smoke

Fire crews are responding Tuesday afternoon to a report of smoke at Andronico’s Market in San Francisco’s Sunset District.

04/15/2014

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Smoke From Burned Granola Prompts Call To Oakland Firefighters

Firefighters cleared the scene of a building initially reported as the scene of a structure fire in West Oakland Thursday morning, a fire dispatcher said.

03/27/2014

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5th Straight Spare-The-Air Alert Issued For Saturday

A fifth straight Winter Spare the Air alert—the 27th since November—has been issued by the Bay Area Air Quality Management District for Saturday, banning wood burning in the region.

01/03/2014

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Wood Burning Banned As Christmas Day Spare The Air Alert Issued

It’s official; Bay Area residents will not be allowed to light fires in their fireplaces on Christmas Day.

12/24/2013

Fires For Cooking Are Exempt From Bay Area Christmas Eve Wood Burning Ban (Cate Gillon/Getty Images)

What Are The Rules, Fines, And Exceptions To Christmas Eve Fireplace Wood Burning Ban?

With an unpopular “Spare the Air” advisory in place today banning all burning in fireplaces, outdoor fire pits and more, many Bay Area residents are looking for ways around the rules. Here they are.

12/24/2013

A fire burns at the Sims recycling plant in Redwood City on December 17, 2013. (CBS)

Redwood City Metal Recycler Meets With City Over Recent Fires

Redwood City officials met Wednesday with Sims Metal Management after a second fire in two months broke out at the recycling plant in Redwood City Tuesday morning.

12/19/2013

A fire burns at the Sims recycling plant in Redwood City on December 17, 2013. (CBS)

Weather, Redwood City Fire Prompts Extended Wood Burning Ban

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District on Tuesday issued another Winter Spare the Air alert for Wednesday, the 15th since its winter season began on Nov. 1.

12/17/2013

A fire burns at the Sims recycling plant in Redwood City on December 17, 2013. (CBS)

2nd Fire In 2 Months Controlled At Redwood City Recycling Plant

A two-alarm fire at a metal recycling plant in Redwood City Tuesday morning has been controlled, although the smell of smoke and burning plastic was reported as far south as Mountain View, a fire marshal said.

12/17/2013

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Bay Area Spare The Air Alert, Wood Burning Ban Enters 10th Day

A 10th consecutive Winter Spare the Air alert has been issued for Tuesday by the Bay Area Air Quality Management District, banning wood burning in the region.

12/16/2013

The Menlo Park Fire Protection District ran a live fire training exercise on December 12, 2013, a Winter Spare the Air Day. (CBS)

Menlo Park Firefighters Stage Live Fire Training Amid Spare The Air Alert

A Bay Area fire department is under scrutiny for staging a live fire training exercise, while residents have been banned from wood burning for several days due to poor air quality.

12/13/2013

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