Grass Fire That Burned Near Rodeo Tank Farm Along I-80 50% ContainedCal Fire and Contra Costa Fire units have reached 50 percent containment on a grass fire that burned close to a Rodeo tank farm Monday afternoon east of I-80, according to fire officials.
4-Alarm Clock Tower Fire Burning Along I-680; All Southbound Lanes ReopenA 4-alarm grass fire burning along both sides of Interstate 680 just north of the Benicia Bridge Monday afternoon forced lanes of the busy East Bay freeway to be closed for about an hour, according to the California Highway Patrol.
Fire Crews Contain Brush Fire In Fremont's Coyote Hills Regional ParkFire crews from Fremont and Alameda County have contained a brush fire in Coyote Hills Regional Park Monday afternoon, according to authorities.
Man Arrested For Pointing Gun At Group Gathered At Martinez 'Black Lives Matter' Street MuralA 30-year-old Martinez man was arrested Sunday night on suspicion of brandishing a loaded firearm and possession of a loaded and concealed weapon after an argument with another person at the "Black Lives Matter" mural downtown, Martinez police said.
Unruly July 4th Crowd Slowed Oakland Fire Response To Emergency CallAn Oakland fire crew was delayed making an emergency medical call July 4th evening when an unruly mob near Lake Merritt blocked its path and climbed onto the engine.
Bay Area Fire Departments Overwhelmed After Illegal Fireworks Spark Dozens of BlazesBay Area fire officials warned that illegal fireworks were creating an extreme fire danger leading into the Fourth of July holiday and, sadly, those predictions came true.
Vandals Deface Martinez 'Black Lives Matter' Street MuralAuthorities intensified their search Sunday for a man and woman who defaced the "Black Lives Matter" mural painted on a downtown Martinez street.
July 4: Contra Costa Firefighters Knock Down Dozens Of Fires Triggered By Illegal FireworksFirefighters in Contra Costa County spent much of the evening on July 4 battling dozens of fires, many caused by fireworks carelessly set off by revelers in the East Bay.
Stray Bullet from Celebratory Gunfire Lands In Oakland Teen's BedroomIt's not unusual for the Garcia family to hear celebratory gunfire and illegal fireworks on a daily basis at their Oakland home. But this past week, the disturbance came dangerously close.
Contra Costa County Braces for 4th of July Fireworks-Set Flare-UpsAfter a very busy Friday night, Contra Costa Fire Protection District is bracing for a hectic Fourth of July.
Sunol Brush Fire Grows to 100 Acres; 30 Percent ContainedA brush fire near the Sunol Regional Wilderness park has burned 100 acres and was 30 percent contained as of 3:30 p.m. Saturday
Slain UC Berkeley Student Mourned at Hometown Candlelight VigilA Cal student from Elk Grove who was shot dead last month while walking near his apartment in Berkeley was mourned Friday night by his hometown friends and family at a candlelight vigil.
Search For Hit-And-Run Driver Who Struck Boy On Scooter In MartinezAuthorities released surveillance photos of a van that hit and injured a 7-year-old boy on a scooter Thursday afternoon in Martinez.
Fireworks Spark At Least 2 Of Several Brush Fires In East Bay, Historic Barn DestroyedFireworks started at least two of several brushfires Friday night around Contra Costa County, while another burned down on a historic barn in unincorporated Rodeo.
Oakland Steps Up Holiday Weekend Patrols to Crack Down on Illegal FireworksThe Fourth of July holiday weekend is typically a time for family gatherings and fireworks but, with civic celebrations canceled, there's concern over illegal fireworks and the dangers they pose.