PG&E Blames Overnight Power Pole Fires On Rain, Dust, Dirt, Salt AccumulationThe first rainfall of the autumn season caused multiple PG&E power poles to catch fire, in a phenomenon the company has dubbed “electrical flashover.”
Santa Rosa Arson Suspect Arrested in Connection with Multiple Early Morning FiresAuthorities in Santa Rosa have arrested an arson suspect in connection with multiple fires that broke out in the same area early Wednesday morning.
East Bay Neighbors Baffled After Legal And Illegal 4th Of July Fireworks Spark FiresIt was a busy 4th of July night for firefighters in Contra Costa County, responding to more than 50 fires, most of them sparked by fireworks. The morning after, many residents were asking themselves if these traditional light shows are really worth the risk.
UPDATED: Oakland Marijuana Grow Warehouse Destroyed In Overnight 3-Alarm FireTwo Oakland commercial buildings were destroyed by separate multi-alarm fires overnight, but aggressive responses by firefighters prevented the flames from spreading to nearby buildings.
San Jose Man Arrested In Connection with Mountain View Arson CasesPolice in Mountain View on Thursday announced the recent arrest of a San Jose resident in connection with a pair of suspicious fires Tuesday that occurred within minutes of each other.
Surveillance Video Leads Police To Hollister Man Suspected Of Setting Fires, Slashing Tires DowntownSurveillance video helped lead police to a man suspected of setting a string of fires and slashing car tires in downtown Hollister.
San Jose Sees Spike In Fires At Homeless EncampmentsAs wildfires rage in Northern California, neighbors in San Jose are growing increasingly worried about fires caused by homeless residents.
Glass Fire Update: Roads Closed, Outages, Foul Air: Wine Country Businesses Spared By Flames Suffer Huge Economic HitThe Glass Fire in Napa County is having a profound impact on local wineries and those who depend on the visitors they attract. Some have been devastated by it, while most have been untouched. Still, everyone is being affected by it.
Newsom Emphasizes 'Evidence Of Climate Change' During Wildfire UpdateGov. Gavin Newsom emphasized on Wednesday how climate change drives the state's growing wildfire season as he provided updates on California's ongoing struggle with over two dozen major fires.
SF Fire Crews Contain Fire at Haight-Ashbury Apartment BuildingA roof fire was contained Wednesday evening at a multi-unit residential building in the 1400 block of Waller Street in the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood, officials said.
Helicopter Pilot Killed Fighting Fires In Fresno CountyA helicopter pilot called in to assist firefighting efforts near Fresno County died when the vehicle crashed Wednesday.
Newsom: State Will 'Meet The Moment' In Face Of Wildfire, Energy ChallengesCalifornia Gov. Gavin Newsom on Wednesday said he was focusing every resource on battling dozens of raging wildfires and thanked residents for conserving electricity during the recent energy crisis spurred by the ongoing heat wave.
LNU Lightning Complex Fires: Wildfire Razes Spanish Flat Mobile Villa; Homes Destroyed, Residents Flee To Safety A wall of flames roared through the Spanish Flat Mobile Villa overnight, reducing homes to ashes and vehicles to piles of melted metal.
Newsom Calls Energy Shortages, Rolling Blackouts During Heat Wave 'Unacceptable'Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday admitted that state officials "failed to predict and plan" for the energy grid demands brought on by the current record-breaking heat wave and outlined steps the state was taking to avoid more power disruptions.
Illegal Fireworks Create Nightmare 4th Of July For Bay Area FirefightersAs dawn rose Sunday, firefighters across the San Francisco Bay Area were able to finally breath of sigh of relief as the night of 100 or more fire calls came to an end, dozens and dozens of the blazes triggered by the use of illegal fireworks.