As Climate Warms, Expect More Blackouts to Forestall WildfiresExpect more preventative power blackouts in California as the climate gets hotter and drier and the wildfire season gets nastier and longer, scientists say.
Mill Valley Homeowners Push Back Against New Fire-Prevention OrdinanceThe Mill Valley city council just passed an ordinance requiring homeowners to take more measures to protect their homes against fire. This time, though, not everybody is on board with the plan.
Weather Pattern Foreshadows 'Very Active' Northern California Fire SeasonAfter some relatively quiet summer months Northern California is creeping into August, and several months that could bring very warm weather on top of a significant fuel load for potential wildfires.
Hundreds Of Permits Required For Planned Santa Cruz Mountains Fire BreakPlans to create a massive fire break along Highway 17 running from Summit Road north to Los Gatos have run into red tape.
Cal Fire, San Jose Crews At Scene Of 30-Acre Coyote FireFire crews from Cal Fire and the San Jose Fire Department are at the scene of a brush fire near northbound Highway 101 at Coyote Creek Drive that has grown to 30 acres, according to authorities.
Sonoma County Launches Surprise Fire Safety Inspection Of PropertiesJune has arrived, and for homeowners across the Bay Area, fire inspection season has come with it. That is the case for property owners in unincorporated Sonoma County, where after months of notices and warnings, fire safety inspections are now officially underway.
Sonoma County Launches Surprise Fire Safety Inspection Of PropertiesJune has arrived and, for homeowners across the North Bay, fire inspection season has come with it.
East Bay Homeowners Face Deadline To Clear Dead Vegetation Before Fire SeasonIn the San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District, residents are required to clear out overgrown vegetation and dead trees by May 31.
Drought-Free After Wet Winter, California Still Braces For Difficult Fire SeasonEven with the state's drought declared over, Cal Fire is bracing for a worse-than-average fire season this summer.
Climate Science Blames California's Explosive Fire Season On Hotter NightsClimate scientists may have a clue as to why fire season is off to such an explosive start.
California Braces For Severe Fire SeasonWith nearly 30,000 acres charred already, California could be in for a severe wildfire season, U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein said Thursday as firefighters worked to contain blazes around the state.
California Backs Off Easing Standard For Inmate FirefightersCalifornia's new corrections chief is backing off a plan to lower standards for inmate firefighters.
1,200 Apply Early To Join Cal Fire Force For Upcoming Wildfire SeasonWhile the calendar says February, Cal Fire is getting an early start on making sure it has enough staff to battle this year’s wildfires.
Butts Fire Forces Middletown Couple To Evacuate Their Dream HomeAaron and Angela Wiebe were drawn to the Berryessa Heights subdivision now ravaged by the Butts fire because of Pope Valley’s natural beauty and solitude.
Gov. Brown: 'We're Getting Ready For The Worst' California Fire SeasonCalifornia governor Jerry Brown warned he was gearing up for what could be this drought-stricken state's worst wildfire season ever.