Sonoma County’s fire prevention officers are warning residents about the illegal use of sky lanterns that have started a number of vegetation fires.
Firefighters brought a 3-acre vegetation fire at a homeless encampment site in Corte Madera under control early this morning, according to a fire chief.
A vegetation fire north of Livermore has spread across more than 50 acres Friday morning, Alameda County fire officials said.
Fire crews are battling a one-alarm vegetation fire on Willow Pass Road between Pittsburg and Bay Point.
Alameda County fire crews were fighting a vegetation fire near Lake Chabot Regional Park that was burning up a ridge toward homes. Meanwhile, firefighters in Santa Clara County were battling another fire that destroyed a house near the Uvas Reservoir before spreading to nearby vegetation.
Cal Fire firefighters contained a vegetation fire around 2 p.m. that burned 240 acres just north of Livermore at Vasco Road
The County of Sonoma is raising a red flag about its dwindling firefighting ranks. Officials hope several dozen people will answer this urgent call to volunteer.
Several residents in the area were advised to evacuate as a precaution but no mandatory evacuations were issued.