High Temps, Dry Conditions Raise Specter of Drought and Fire Danger Across the Bay AreaRecord-high spring temperatures across the Bay Area on Wednesday were putting neighborhoods across the region on high alert due to growing drought concerns and worries about the upcoming wildfire season.
Calfire Crews Stop Progress of Boulder Creek Vegetation Fire Near CZU Lightning Complex ScarCalfire crews in Santa Cruz County on Wednesday evening were able to stop forward progress of a vegetation fire burning in a heavily wooded area in Boulder Creek, according to authorities.
Judge Mulls Requiring PG&E To Turn Off Power More Frequently To Reduce Wildfire RiskA federal judge overseeing Pacific Gas & Electric's criminal probation said Tuesday that he is considering requiring the utility to be more aggressive about turning off its electricity lines near tall trees.
Sonoma County Invests In Fire-Detection System That Uses AISonoma County recently invested in technology that uses artificial intelligence to detect fires faster and to notify firefighters when a fire is spotted.
Lake County Luxury Hotel, Housing Project Raises Concerns Over Wildfire RiskCalifornia's attorney general wants to put a stop to a luxury housing development in a fire-prone area of Lake County.
Study Shows Wildfire Smoke Much More Harmful Than Auto PollutionA new study released Friday shows wildfire smoke is much more hazardous than other common forms of air pollution.
Wildfire Victims Sue Former PG&E Administrators for NeglectA suit filed by more than 80,000 victims of deadly wildfires ignited by Pacific Gas and Electric's rickety electrical grid targets nearly two dozen of the utility's former executives and board members for alleged dereliction of their duty to ensure the equipment operated safely.
Atmospheric River: Hidden Danger Underneath Bay Area Burn Scars Heightens Landslide RisksThe approaching atmospheric river has raised alarms about the burn scars from the massive Bay Area wildfires of 2020.
Evacuation Warnings Issued For Parts Of San Mateo, Monterey County Over Burn-Scar Flooding ConcernsOfficials in both San Mateo and Monterey counties issued evacuation warnings Monday ahead of the major storm fueled by an atmospheric river.
Brentwood Leaders Support Consolidation of Contra Costa County Fire DepartmentsThe city of Brentwood and some smaller communities in east Contra Costa County are expected to endorse a plan to merge their fire department into the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District this week.
PG&E Tests New Wildfire-Detection Power Line Tech In CalistogaPacific Gas & Electric has chosen the Wine Country community of Calistoga to test cutting-edge wildfire prevention technology from around the world, in hopes to make their system safer.