PG&E Equipment Blamed For Bethel Island, Oakley FiresFire officials on Wednesday blamed Pacific Gas and Electric equipment for starting a pair of fires in eastern Contra Costa County over the weekend which led to a number of evacuations.
Wind-Whipped Fires Scorch Areas Of Bethel Island, Oakley, ClaytonFirefighters in the East Bay stopped forward progress of several wind-whipped wildfires that erupted early Sunday morning on Bethel Island, near Oakley in rural Contra Costa County and in Clayton.
Oakley and Bethel Island to Get New Fire Station – Minus StaffOne day after a devastating fire destroyed three homes on Bethel Island in eastern Contra Costa County, residents said they're frustrated that plans to open a new fire station in nearby Oakley have stalled.
Bethel Island Homes Destroyed By Fire; Were Budget Cuts To Blame?Three homes were destroyed in a fast-moving fire that started Thursday evening on Bethel Island in unincorporated Contra Costa County.
Woman Killed In Mobile Home Fire On Bethel IslandAt least one person has died and four others have been displaced following a fire at a mobile home park at Bethel Island in unincorporated Contra Costa County early Thursday morning.
Recovering Capsized Boat In Delta To Take WeeksIt will take weeks to move an 87-foot private boat from the spot where it capsized Sunday near Bethel Island in eastern Contra Costa County.
River Boat Capsizes Near Bethel IslandAn 87-foot boat started taking on water and capsized early Sunday morning near Bethel Island in eastern Contra Costa County, according to the United States Coast Guard.
Woman, Child Injured When Boat Suddenly Catches Fire In DeltaA child and a woman were hospitalized after suffering burn injuries in a sudden boat fire on Saturday in the Bethel Island area of eastern Contra Costa County, according to fire officials.
Bethel Island Cockfighting Bust Ends In Animal Cruelty ArrestsOne man was arrested on suspicion of animal cruelty and two others were arrested for being spectators at a cockfight in Bethel Island last weekend, a sheriff’s spokesman said Thursday.
Man Killed In Jet Ski Crash Near Bethel IslandA man riding a Jet Ski was killed in a collision on the water near Bethel Island on Sunday afternoon, a Contra Costa County sheriff’s spokesman said.
2-Alarm Fire Burns Homes On Bethel IslandTwo houses were destroyed and a third home damaged by a stubborn early morning fire in Bethel Island Wednesday that took about six hours to extinguish, a fire official said.