Smoke

A plume of smoke from the Jerusalem Fire in Lake County. (CBS)

Wildfire Smoke Blankets Bay Area But Vehicle Exhaust Is Main Culprit In Sunday’s Spare The Air Alert

Smoke from Northern California wildfires hung over the Bay Area on Saturday and a Spare the Air alert was issued for Sunday, though officials said it was ozone — not smoke — that prompted the warning.

08/15/2015

Bully Fire

Hi-Tech Camera Network Could Help Detect Forest Fires, Aid Firefighters

For decades, forest rangers in wooden towers across the West scanned the horizon with binoculars for smoke that could signal the start of a wildfire.

07/26/2015

A fire in San Jose caused major damage to at least two homes. (CBS)

2-Alarm Fire Burning Near Highway 101 In San Jose

A two-alarm fire is burning in San Jose Sunday afternoon, according to the San Jose Fire Department and California Highway Patrol.

07/12/2015

The West Oakland BART station. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

BART Riders Report Smoke At San Francisco Powell St. Station, Transbay Traffic Briefly Halted

BART service was recovering Tuesday morning after reports of smoke on the underground tracks in San Francisco.

06/23/2015

Chopper 5 over a fire near Interstate 880 and Highway 238 in Hayward on June 8, 2015. (CBS)

Fire Burns Along I-880 In San Leandro Area, Sending Thick Smoke Into Air

A fire burning near I-880 and I-238 in the San Leandro area Monday afternoon, sent thick smoke into the air.

06/08/2015

Fire Department

Oakland Kitchen Fire Kills 2, Severely Injures 1 Other

Two people died and one is at a hospital in critical condition after a kitchen fire at a home in East Oakland on Wednesday evening, a fire battalion chief said Thursday.

05/21/2015

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Smoky BART Train At San Francisco’s 16th Street Station Prompts Evacuation, Major Delays

BART service is recovering Monday morning after a mechanical problem on a train caused smoke to fill the 16th Street Mission station platform.

04/27/2015

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Concord Apartment Fire Sends 1 To Hospital

One person was transported to the hospital as a result of an apartment fire Sunday afternoon in Concord, a fire dispatcher said.

04/26/2015

Golden Gate Park revelers celebrate '420' in San Francisco on Sunday, April 20th 2014. (Photo: Tim Ryan)

San Francisco Preps For 4/20 Celebration As Thousands Expected To Flood Golden Gate Park

A thick, smoky haze may be visible over San Francisco Monday as thousands of people are expected to flood the city for an annual 4/20 celebration for marijuana enthusiasts.

04/19/2015

Leonardo DiCaprio Talks To Liam Mayclem

UCSF Study Declares Leonardo DiCaprio ‘Smokiest’ Actor In Hollywood

Smokefree Movies has made it their mission to get excessive smoking to garner an ‘R’ rating in films. They argue that changing the rating criteria to include tobacco use will help shield younger people from using tobacco.

03/25/2015

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