Firefighters Quickly Contain Heavy Timber Fire In Santa Cruz MountainsA wildfire that broke out in heavy timber Wednesday afternoon near the unincorporated community of Zayante in Santa Cruz County was contained after burning a quarter of an acre.
PG&E To Issue Watches, Warnings Ahead Of PSPS Power Shutoff EventsPacific Gas & Electric Co. announced that it plans to issue advance watches and warnings ahead of potentially shutting off power to areas over wildfire risk.
Forward Spread Of Fire In Belmont's San Juan Canyon Stopped; Evacuation Order LiftedCrews have contained a four-alarm vegetation fire broke out in the Belmont hills on Monday afternoon, threatening several homes and the evacuation order has been lifted.
'New Normal' Climate, Wildfires Prompt Longtime Californians to Consider LeavingArthur Gies has lived in Northern and Southern California his entire life. Now, after weeks of smoky air plus sporadic heat waves he's looking to leave the Golden State. He's not alone.
New Spare The Air Alert Issued For Parts Of North And East Bay SaturdayOfficials with the Bay Area Air Quality Management District have issued a Spare the Air Alert for parts of the North and East Bay Saturday due to wildfire smoke.
Oakland Hills Residents Secure Grant To Clear Brush, Reduce Wildfire RiskResidents of an Oakland Hills neighborhood who know the threat of a firestorm all too well have taken on the job of fire prevention themselves.
Smoke From Wildfires Can Worsen COVID-19 Risk, Putting Firefighters In Even More DangerEmerging research suggests that the smoke firefighters breathe on the front lines of wildfires is putting them at greater risk from the coronavirus, with potentially lethal effects.
Smoky Skies Clearing; No Spare-The-Air Alert After Record 30 Consecutive DaysFollowing a record 30 straights days of Spare the Air alerts, there was no such alert Thursday as the region's air quality continued to clear up - but not completely.
'Less Is More' - Reducing Carbon Footprint Takes On New Urgency Amid California WildfiresFor many, recent wildfires and the orange skies above the Bay Area were a wake-up call when it comes to climate change.
California Wildfires: 2020 Blazes Burn Area Larger Than Connecticut, Cal Fire SaysCalifornia's record-breaking 2020 wildfire season hit another grim milestone on Monday, with officials saying that fires have burned more than 3 million acres so far this year.
Wildfires, Smoke During Pandemic Intensify Economic Pain In California, West CoastWildfires are destroying property, running up huge losses for property insurers and putting a strain on economic activity along the West Coast that could linger for a year or more.
Rescue Team Drags Bear Injured in Bear Fire Up Rough Terrain to SafetyA small team of state biologists and local law officers hauled a 350-pound black bear injured in the Bear Fire in Butte County across rough terrain to safety.
After Weeks-Long Silence on Wildfires, Trump to Visit California Monday for Briefing on DevastationPresident Trump's public acknowledgment Saturday of the ongoing western wildfires crisis comes after weeks of remaining largely silent on conflagrations which have killed over two dozen people and burned millions of acres.
Lingering Smoke Pollution Leaves 49ers Season Opener Up in the AirAs smoke blankets the Bay Area, the 49ers plan to play football at Levi’s Stadium even as a player didn’t practice Friday because of the poor air quality.
Newsom Signs Bill Lifting Barriers To Inmate Fire Crews Pursuing Firefighter CareersStanding where firefighters have battled one of the many major wildfires burning across the state, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed a bill Friday to remove barriers to inmate fire crews seeking careers as first responders once out of prison.