New Year's Eve Revelers Light Up Bay Area Skies With Illegal FireworksRinging in the New Year with illegal fireworks and gunfire - it’s happened in cities across the Bay Area, and Thursday night there’s new concern about those dangers with everyone at home under a shelter-in-place order.
COVID New Year's: No San Francisco Fireworks; Twin Peaks, Beach Parking Lots Closed For NYEAs health experts urge people to ring in 2021 by staying home to slow the spread of COVID-19, San Francisco officials reminded potential revelers that there will be no New Year's fireworks display and access to some landmarks will be closed.
Fire Danger Prompts Crackdown On Gatherings Along Grizzly Peak In Oakland, Berkeley HillsPolice and fire department officials say they are cracking down on gatherings in turnouts along Grizzly Peak Boulevard in the hills above Berkeley and Oakland because of increased fire danger.
Bay Area Fire Departments Overwhelmed After Illegal Fireworks Spark Dozens of BlazesBay Area fire officials warned that illegal fireworks were creating an extreme fire danger leading into the Fourth of July holiday and, sadly, those predictions came true.
July 4: Contra Costa Firefighters Knock Down Dozens Of Fires Triggered By Illegal FireworksFirefighters in Contra Costa County spent much of the evening on July 4 battling dozens of fires, many caused by fireworks carelessly set off by revelers in the East Bay.
Fireworks Canceled? Fourth Of July Lunar Eclipse Is Still HappeningAs cities and counties across the Bay Area are canceling their Fourth of July fireworks displays, the Lunar eclipse scheduled for tonight is still on!
Fireworks Spark At Least 2 Of Several Brush Fires In East Bay, Historic Barn DestroyedFireworks started at least two of several brushfires Friday night around Contra Costa County, while another burned down on a historic barn in unincorporated Rodeo.
Oakland Steps Up Holiday Weekend Patrols to Crack Down on Illegal FireworksThe Fourth of July holiday weekend is typically a time for family gatherings and fireworks but, with civic celebrations canceled, there's concern over illegal fireworks and the dangers they pose.
Bay Area Fire Crews On Alert For Illegal Fourth Of July FireworksPolice and fire crews were on alert Friday trying to get illegal fireworks off Bay Area streets as demand for fireworks rose among people looking for alternatives to canceled public fireworks shows.
July 4th: Rohnert Park Bans Fireworks In Commercial Parking Lots To Prevent Large GatheringsRohnert Park, which has been among a small number of Bay Area cites to sanction the sale of state-approved fireworks, has passed an urgency ordinance.
Tips For Safe, Sane, Healthy, COVID-Free Fourth Of July CelebrationsBay Area Fourth of July celebrations are going to be very different this year due to the pandemic and health experts are concerned about large family gatherings.
Dublin Adds Restrictions On Fireworks Use Over COVID-19, Parks Off LimitsOne of the few Bay Area cities that allows 4th of July fireworks sales - Dublin - announced additional restrictions Tuesday on where they can be used, citing the coronavirus pandemic.
San Francisco Crews Contain 8 Acre Fire In McLaren Park; Fireworks Possible CauseCrews in San Francisco were able to contain a fire that consumed eight acres in McLaren Park that may have been started by fireworks early Monday evening.
South Bay Communities Fear Even Steep Fines Won't Stop Illegal Fireworks ShowsFrustration has mounted among residents across the Bay Area and beyond who have taken to social media and neighborhood forums about what appears to be an increase of illegal fireworks being set off this year.
South Bay Officials Ask Public To Report Illegal FireworksThe Santa Clara County Fire Department has reported a fourfold increase in grass fires. Some of that is being blamed on illegal fireworks.