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.
Calfire Crews Stop Progress of Boulder Creek Vegetation Fire Near CZU Lightning Complex ScarCalfire crews in Santa Cruz County on Wednesday evening were able to stop forward progress of a vegetation fire burning in a heavily wooded area in Boulder Creek, according to authorities.
Welcome Storm Douses North Bay Burn Zones Ending Long, Brutal Fire SeasonAfter a long, dry autumn, a significant amount of rain has finally fallen in Northern California and, in the North Bay, it officially means fire season is at an end.
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.
Early Fire Season Puts Weary Northern California Firefighters On Front Lines For MonthsWith at least two good months of fire season left, weary firefighters in Northern California are ready for the next fight.
Lightning-Sparked Blazes Test Limits of Cal Fire ResourcesOverwhelmed and understaffed, fire officials admit they are struggling to keep up with the dozens of fires burning statewide.
Crews Respond to Brush Fire in CotatiFirefighters responded to a vegetation fire in Cotati early Friday afternoon.
Contra Costa Fire Crews At Scene Of Grass Fire In ClaytonFire crews in Contra Costa County are battling a grass fire burning in the area of Pine Hollow Court in Clayton Tuesday morning, according to officials.
Reduced Funding Forces Policy Change At East CoCo County Fire DistrictAs fire season ramps up, the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District is making some tough choices to deal with understaffing that are compromising the district's ability to fight fires.
Reckless Arson Blamed In Destructive Suisun City Fire; Suspects SoughtA wind-whipped fire that destroyed several homes and killed a number of animals in Suisun City on Wednesday afternoon has now been determined to be arson. Fire investigators said they have identified the suspects and police are now searching for them.
Fire Season Begins In Monterey, San Benito CountiesCal Fire has declared that fire season has started in Monterey and San Benito counties effective 8 a.m. Monday.
California Begins Preparations For Wildfire Season Amid The Ongoing Coronavoirus OutbreakWildfire Preparedness Week started Monday, but this year getting ready for the annual challenge of battling large blazes takes on a whole new meaning as crews across the state face a combination higher fire danger and the COVID-19 outbreak.
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.