Cal Fire Bans Burn Permits In 6 NorCal Counties Due To High Fire DangerThe increasing fire danger prompted Cal Fire to suspend burn permits in Sonoma, Lake, Napa, Solano, Yolo, and Colusa Counties. The ban does not apply to campfires within campgrounds and on private property.
Santa Rosa Fire Department Begins Inspecting Properties For Weed AbatementThe Santa Rosa Fire Department on Wednesday will begin inspecting parcels to make sure they comply with the city's weed and rubbish abatement ordinance during the fire season.
Scorching Heat Grips Bay Area As Temperatures SkyrocketA heat advisory through 9 p.m. Sunday has been issued by the National Weather Service, with residents advised to take precautions as temperatures rise to the mid-90s or higher in much of the Bay Area.
Sand Fire Burning in Yolo County Sends Smoke Across Sweltering Bay AreaSmoke from the Sand Fire in Yolo County, has been reported Saturday night over Marin, Solano and Sonoma Counties and helped make sunset over San Francisco more dramatic than usual.
North Bay Residents Grapple With Daylong Power OutagesPG&E turned electricity off around 6 a.m. to 1,600 customers in parts Napa, Solano and Yolo counties to guard against wildfires as the weather turned very windy, dry and hot.
PG&E Warns Of Power Shutoffs During Weekend Red Flag ConditionsA Red Flag Warning is in effect for the North Bay this weekend as temperatures are expected to climb, the National Weather Service says.
PG&E Ordered To Inspect All Territory For Trees, Equipment That Could Cause WildfiresA federal judge in San Francisco on Wednesday tentatively ordered PG&E to inspect its entire electrical service area and remove or trim any trees and repair any damaged transmission equipment that could cause wildfires.
Cal Fire Chief Recommends Banning Home Construction In Vulnerable AreasCalifornia's increasingly deadly and destructive wildfires have become so unpredictable that government officials should consider banning home construction in vulnerable areas, the state's top firefighter says.
PG&E Cancels Preemptive Power Outages Over Fire Risk In 8 CountiesPacific Gas & Electric Company said Thursday that it would not preemptively cut power to tens of thousands of customers in several Northern California counties over the potential risk for wildfires.
PG&E: 70,000 Customers May Lose Power Thursday Amid Red Flag WarningPacific Gas and Electric Company is alerting some 70,000 customers in nine Northern California counties about possible early Thursday morning power outages on amid a red flag warning for the region.
PG&E May Shut Off Power In 9 Counties Due To High Fire Danger WeatherPG&E notified customers that it may proactively shut off power again in portions of nine Northern California counties on Thursday due to extreme fire danger conditions.