North Bay Residents Line Up to Get Free Emergency Radios at GiveawayIf a NOAA radio giveaway held in Sonoma County Wednesday was any indication, years of wildfires have people in the North Bay ready to take action ahead of the upcoming fire season.
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.
'Pistachio Canker' Tree Fungus May Be Killing Acres Of Eucalyptus Trees In East Bay HillsThis weekend there is an increased concern of fire danger in the East Bay hills and as if that wasn’t enough, scientists are examining eucalyptus trees to find out why acres of them are dying.
More Rain Needed To Reduce Fire Danger, Stave Off Future DroughtMore than a month and a half into this year's rainy season and significant precipitation was finally falling on Tuesday in Northern California. The state could use it in more ways than one.
Newsom Thanks Cal Fire For Efforts During Elevated Fire Danger From High WindsGov. Gavin Newsom on Tuesday praised the efforts of Cal Fire in containing most of the dozens of wildfires that had broken out in the past 24 hours of elevated high-fire danger across the state.
East Bay Regional Park District Extends Park Closure Due To Fire DangerOfficials with the East Bay Regional Park District on Monday announced the closure of 11 parks in the East Bay hills would be extend through Wednesday morning due to concerns over continued high winds and fire danger.
UPDATE: Red Flag Warning In Bay Area Starts Sunday; Strongest Winds Of Year ForecastThe National Weather Service on Friday upgraded a declared Fire Weather Watch to a Red Flag Warning for the East Bay Hills and valleys, the North Bay Mountains and Santa Cruz Mountains starting Sunday morning.
PG&E Restores Power to 'Essentially All' Customers; Red Flag Warning Extended Into SaturdayPG&E said Friday night that all power has been restored to all customers who receive service who were impacted by the most recent Public Safety Power Shutoff.
East Bay Regional Parks Closing During Red Flag WarningLocations of the East Bay Regional Park District in the East Bay hills will be closed to the public Wednesday morning through Friday morning due to the Red Flag warning for critical fire danger conditions.
Fire Danger in East Bay Prompts Ban on Overnight Parking Along Grizzly Peak BlvdParking along a five-mile stretch of Grizzly Peak Blvd. from Skyline Blvd. to Highway 24 is now prohibited from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. every day. Oakland police will be on patrol and will issue citations if necessary.
Wind Advisory Included As Part Of Red Flag Weather Alert For North BayA Red Flag Warning went into effect Monday night for the North Bay mountains and East Bay hills due to dangerous fire conditions and forecast high winds, officials with the National Weather Service said.
PG&E To Perform Accelerated Power Line Inspections In North Bay Due To Fire ConcernsPG&E is using both helicopters and drones over the next two weeks to perform transmission line inspections in Marin and Sonoma counties.
Weather Service Cancels Red Flag Warning Over Threat Of Lightning; Spare The Air Alert Extended To WednesdayThe National Weather Service canceled a red flag warning Monday for the San Francisco and Monterey bay areas as the broad scale threat of lightning passed the region.
Bay Area Braces For Hot Temperatures Inland, Peaking SundayInland temperatures in the Bay Area are expected to spike this weekend, peaking on Sunday, according to the National Weather Service.
South Bay Officials Ask Public To Report Illegal FireworksThe Santa Clara County Fire Department has reported a fourfold increase in grass fires. Some of that is being blamed on illegal fireworks.