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.
Civil Grand Jury: San Francisco's Western Neighborhoods Vulnerable To Major Fires After Large QuakeThousands of homes in San Francisco's outer Richmond, outer Sunset and Bayview/Hunters Point neighborhoods are extremely vulnerable to devastating fires triggered by a major earthquake, a report from the city's grand jury revealed Tuesday.
Suspected Arsonist Arrested After Pleasant Hill FiresA suspected arsonist was arrested Sunday afternoon after allegedly setting one fire outside a commercial business and trying to set a second one nearby, police and fire officials said.
Gas Explosions Set Dozens Of Homes Ablaze In Multiple Boston-Area CommunitiesResidents in three communities north of Boston are being told to evacuate their homes after multiple explosions and fires in the area.
VIDEO: Explosive Wildfire Roars To Life In San Diego CountyFueled by powerful Santa Ana winds, firefighters battled a rapidly spreading wildfire Thursday afternoon in San Diego County that had already grown to 1,000 acres and destroyed at least five buildings.
Wine Country Residents Return To Fields Of Lost DreamsResidents throughout California's picturesque wine country returned to neighborhoods this weekend where fields of debris and ash stood in place of backyards filled with children, swing sets and weekend barbecues.
Samsung: Note 7 Battery Design, Manufacturing Caused FiresSamsung Electronics Co. says problems with the design and manufacturing of batteries in its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones caused them to overheat and burst into fire.
Stanford Researchers Work On Solving Lithium-Ion Battery ExplosionsResearchers at Stanford University may be on the way to solving the issue of explosions and fires associated with lithium-ion batteries.
NBC News Fires Billy Bush After Lewd Donald Trump Tape AirsNBC News has fired "Today" show host Billy Bush, who was caught on tape in a vulgar conversation about women with Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump before an "Access Hollywood" appearance...
Note 7 Fiasco Leaves Samsung's Smartphone Brand In QuestionThe fiasco of Samsung's fire-prone Galaxy Note 7 smartphones has left consumers reconsidering how they feel about the tech giant and its products.
Samsung Stops Making Galaxy Note 7s As Fresh Problems Emerge Samsung Electronics said Tuesday that it is discontinuing production of Galaxy Note 7 smartphones permanently, a day after it halted global sales of the star-crossed devices.
CPSC: Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Too Dangerous To UseThe U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission says owners of the Galaxy Note 7 smartphones should turn them off and stop using them because of the risk that their batteries can explode.
Bay Area Firefighters Dispatched With Special Equipment To Fight SoCal FiresFire crews from the Bay Area have been dispatched to help fight wildfires throughout the state.
Nearly 200 Displaced By San Francisco Mission District FiresOfficials were pressing fire officials for the reasons behind a string of large fires in the Mission District that have driven nearly 200 people from their homes.