$20M In Fire Prevention Grants Issued To Bay Area Agencies; Largest Share For East Bay HillsCal Fire has announced the recipients of its fire prevention grants for 2021, with the largest award in the Bay Area going to the Moraga-Orinda Fire District, which recently completed a major Cal Fire-funded project in north Orinda.
Contra Costa Authorities Seize Hundreds of Pounds of Fireworks Ahead of July 4thFire authorities in Contra Costa County on Wednesday showed off some of the thousands of dollars worth of illegal fireworks confiscated during East Bay undercover operations in the past month.
Marin County Inspectors Go Door-to-Door Checking for Fire HazardsMarin County has gone all-in when it comes to wildfire prevention, kicking off a county-wide home inspection program designed to protect communities against disaster.
East Bay Resident Makes Fire Prevention a PassionAn Bay Area resident who has been a fire prevention activist since she lost her home in the Oakland Hills firestorm 30 years ago, Sue Piper is passionate about disaster preparedness.
PG&E: Hundreds of Napa County Customers Likely to Lose Power SaturdayPG&E announced Saturday that 216 customers in Napa County will likely lose power Sunday afternoon because of weather conditions that pose a high risk of sparking a wildfire.
Power Shut Off For Danville Residents Sheltering-In-Place For PG&E Fire Prevention WorkOn top of the daily grind of quarantine life and sheltering in place, more than 200 PG&E customers in Danville also had to deal with a planned power shutoff Thurday.
California Utilities Testing Diagnostic Tech That Could Help Prevent WildfiresA new technology being tested by California utilities is aimed at diagnosing problems before they can cause power outages or spark wildfires.
National Weather Service Issues Red Flag Warning For Elevated Bay Area RegionsThe National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for the North Bay mountains and other parts of the Bay Area above 1,000 feet between 8 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. Sunday.
Mill Valley Denies Permits For Backup Generators As PG&E Power Shutoffs LoomLarge wildfires may be the new normal in Northern California and everyone should be ready for power outages, as a result. Still, many cities and towns are still holding to regulations that prevent people from installing backup generators for when the lights go out.
Thousands Of Inspections To Begin In Sonoma County In Effort To Reduce Wildfire DangerFire inspections are about to begin for more than 3,000 residents of unincorporated Sonoma County as part of an expanded effort to reduce wildfire danger that has grown with a wet winter.
PG&E's Fire Prevention Plan Could Cut Power In Major Bay Area CitiesRolling power outages from San Francisco to San Jose are a possibility this wildfire season, according to PG&E.
California National Guard Troops To Leave Border, Assist In Wildfire PreventionCalifornia is calling in the National Guard for the first time next month to help protect communities from devastating fires.
Airborne Paper Lanterns, Banned In State, Behind Recent Sonoma County FiresSonoma County's fire prevention officers are warning residents about the illegal use of sky lanterns that have started a number of vegetation fires.
Tax Group Sues To Block California Fire Prevention FeeA taxpayer group is joining with plaintiffs throughout California in seeking to block a fee that is being assessed on more than 800,000 property owners to raise money for fire prevention.