Flaring, Smoke At Martinez Shell Refinery Prompts Warning To 'Avoid Area'Contra Costa Health Services was advising people to avoid the area around the Shell Refinery in Martinez Monday afternoon due to "excessive flaring and black smoke."
Southwest Jet Evacuated After Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Starts SmokingAn overheated Samsung device created smoke that caused a plane to be evacuated at Louisville International Airport on Wednesday.
New Marijuana Breathalyzer Not Only Detects Smoke, But Edibles TooA new breathalyzer being tested by law enforcement, not only can tell them if a person has been smoking marijuana, it can also tell if a person has eaten anything laced with marijuana.
Half Marathon Cancelled By Soberanes Fire SmokeA wildfire in Monterey County has led organizers to cancel the Salinas Valley Half Marathon this weekend over air quality concerns.
Secondhand Marijuana Smoke Worse For Your Health Than Tobacco, Study FindsA new study from UC San Francisco researchers has found that secondhand smoke from marijuana might be worse for you than that from tobacco.
Soberanes Fire Could Ruin Vintage For Monterey County Grape GrowersThe massive Soberanes Fire burning in Monterey County could have a smoky effect on the area’s wind industry.
Smoke In Tunnel Near Civic Center Muni StationFire fighters responded to reports of smoke in the Muni tunnel near the Civic Center station Monday morning.
Second Fire In A Week Burns At Alameda County's Altamont LandfillAlameda County firefighters say a new fire at the Altamont Landfill is producing a large amount of smoke and could keep burning for a couple days.
Brakes Blamed For Smoky BART TrainSeveral passengers aboard an East Bay bound BART train reported smoke inside a car at a San Francisco station Monday morning.
Valley Fire Smoke Prompts Health Warning In Napa CountyNapa County officials Sunday warned residents in the north part of the county that smoke from the Valley Fire may be a health hazard.
Wildfire Smoke Blankets Bay Area But Vehicle Exhaust Is Main Culprit In Sunday's Spare The Air AlertSmoke 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.
Hi-Tech Camera Network Could Help Detect Forest Fires, Aid FirefightersFor decades, forest rangers in wooden towers across the West scanned the horizon with binoculars for smoke that could signal the start of a wildfire.