New Year Celebrations Scaled Back or Canceled Around the BayThe decision to nix the fireworks display in San Francisco earlier this week was one of several COVID-prompted cancellations that forced people to rework their new year celebration plans at the last minute.
Bay Area Residents Urged to Avoid Burning Wood, Setting Off Fireworks During New Year's WeekendThe Bay Area Air Quality Management District is calling on the region's residents to forego burning wood in their fireplaces and wood stoves this weekend to prevent air pollution.
San Francisco New Year's Eve Fireworks Show Canceled Over COVID SurgeSan Francisco's New Year's Eve fireworks show has been canceled because of the ongoing surge of COVID-19 cases, Mayor London Breed announced Tuesday.
Antioch House Fire, Woman's Shattered Life Highlight Human Toll of Illegal FireworksSaturday night, someone setting off fireworks destroyed a house in Antioch, forcing a woman out onto the street and leaving a community wondering why so little is being done to stop the illegal, nightly pyrotechnics.
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.
Booms, Blasts, Whistles Fill Night Sky In San Jose Despite Crackdown On Illegal FireworksIllegal fireworks shows started even before the sun went down in San Jose this Fourth of July, and lasted well into the night.
CoCo County Sees Biggest Grass Fire of 2021 During July 4th, Total Fires DownContra Costa County saw the number of fire incidents during this July 4th decrease from the year before, though celebrations resulted in the county’s largest vegetation fire of 2021.
San Francisco Fire Crews Battle Multiple Fires OvernightFirefighters responded to four outside fires on the streets of San Francisco early Monday that they were able to extinguish quickly.
Illegal Fireworks Light Up Alviso Skies Despite Threat Of Steep FinesDespite steeper fines and a new ordinance that allows police to cite homeowners and tenants for allowing the use of fireworks on their properties, the night sky of San Jose lit up with Fourth of July explosives Sunday.
600 Pounds of Illegal Fireworks Seized in East Bay; 2 Suspects ArrestedAuthorities arrested two East Bay men and seized 600 pounds of illegal fireworks from a van in Newark last week.
Fogbank May Impact Views Of San Francisco's July 4 Fireworks ShowFor the first time since 2019, thousands were expected to gather along San Francisco's waterfront Sunday evening for a July 4th fireworks show, but Mother Nature will play a major role in just how well the crowd will be able to see the colorful display.
Anxious Firefighters Prepare For July 4 Fireworks Related Blazes In Contra Costa CountyAfter weeks of warning about fire danger, the July 4th weekend is off to a fairly quiet start in Contra Costa County, but firefighters are not about to let their guard down.
Fireworks Delight A's Fans But No BART Is a BummerFans at the Oakland Coliseum were treated to a fireworks show Friday night but it came at a cost. Without late service from BART, most of the fans drove to the stadium, creating quite a jam.
CoCo County Fire: In Just Seconds 'Safe And Sane' Fireworks Can Get Out-Of-ControlOn the precipice of the July 4th weekend, Contra Costa County firefighters sent out one last warning about the dangers of fireworks, and they set a set a hillside on fire to make their point.
Alameda County Sheriff's Office Seeks to Learn Lessons From LA Fireworks Disposal BlastThe Alameda County Sheriff's Office will be coordinating with investigators in Los Angeles to fully understand what led to the fireworks-disposal explosion on Wednesday.