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.
July 4: San Francisco Firefighters Battle More Than 100 Blazes Triggered By FireworksThe city's annual Fourth of July fireworks show on the Embarcadero may have been canceled this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic but that didn't stop residents from lighting up the skies with illegal fireworks.
Fires Along Iron Horse Trail In Concord, Pleasant Hill Determined To Be ArsonA series of fires along a popular walking and cycling trail in Contra Costa County have been determined to be intentionally set, according to fire officials.
Man Arrested On Arson Charges After Series Of Fires Erupt In San Rafael Canal NeighborhoodA man was detained Thursday after several fires erupted in San Rafael's Canal neighborhood early Thursday, the largest was a one-alarm blaze at an apartment complex near the San Rafael Yacht Harbor.
3 Burned In Rapid Series Of Late Night San Francisco FiresFire officials were investigating three fires that broke out late Tuesday night within 10 minutes or less of each other in a two-mile stretch of southeast San Francisco.
Federal Judge Rips PG&E's Wildfire Mitigation Shortfalls, Demands It Hire More Tree TrimmersA federal judge scolded PG&E officials Wednesday, harshly criticizing them for falling short on the utility's wildfire mitigation plan and threatening to withhold their executive bonuses.
PG&E Using Huge Heli-Saws To Trim Trees From Power Lines In Wildfire CountryPG&E's Heli-Saw may sound like something out of a horror movie, but it’s a welcome sight in wildfire country.
San Francisco Supes Approve Extending City's Emergency Water System To Put Out FiresSan Francisco Supervisors on Tuesday unanimously declared a State of Urgency, calling on the city to expand its Emergency Firefighting Water System to ensure the entire city is protected in the event of a major earthquake or fire.
Photo: Sunnyvale Porch Arson Suspect Has Neighborhood On EdgeAnxiety mounted in a quiet Sunnyvale neighborhood Monday as detectives asked for the public's help in identifying a man whose image has been captured on home surveillance cameras igniting arson fires on several porches.