Woman Arrested For Allegedly Scamming Elderly Victim Who Lost Home In 2018 Camp FireNorthern California authorities have arrested a woman they say scammed $63,100 from a 75-year-old who lost a home in a wildfire last year that killed 85.
PG&E Equipment Blamed For Bethel Island, Oakley FiresFire officials on Wednesday blamed Pacific Gas and Electric equipment for starting a pair of fires in eastern Contra Costa County over the weekend which led to a number of evacuations.
PG&E Reports Lafayette Fires May Have Been Caused By Its EquipmentTwo weekend wildfires in Lafayette, one which destroyed the Lafayette Tennis Club, may have been caused by Pacific Gas and Electric power line equipment, according to the utility.
Hurricane-Force Diablo Winds Fan Massive Kincade Fire; Acreage Doubles To 54,000Wind gusts topping 80 mph created blowtorch-like conditions in Sonoma County along the massive Kincade Fire lines Sunday, fanning the out-of-control blaze into a wall of flames that approached the outskirts of Windsor and led to a new evacuation warning in neighboring Napa County.
Fire In Residential Martinez Neighborhood Put Out, Evacuations LiftedEvacuations caused by a 50-acre wildfire in southern Martinez Sunday afternoon were lifted early Sunday evening, according to firefighters with the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District.
Gov. Newsom Declares State Of Emergency As Wind-Driven Wildfires RageCalifornia Gov. Gavin Newsom has declared a statewide emergency as wildfires and extreme weather conditions forced almost 200,000 people from their homes.
Highway 24 Fire Destroys Lafayette Tennis Club; Evacuation Orders LiftedEvacuations orders issued in Lafayette on both sides of state Highway 24 in response to a fast-moving wildfire were lifted Sunday evening, according to city officials.
Kincade Fire Grows To Nearly 24,000 Acres; New Evacuation Orders Issued, Firefighter HurtDespite the advantage of calm winds most of the day Friday, crews made little headway in containing the destructive Kincade Fire in Sonoma County, which grew to 23,700 acres and remained at five percent containment.
Muir Fire Holding At 58 Acres And 50 Percent Containment FridayThe Muir Fire between Stinson and Muir beaches in Marin County is holding at 58 acres and 50 percent containment as of Friday morning, the Marin County Fire Department said.
Mines Fire Burns 50 Acres Near Livermore Wine CountryCal Fire reported Friday morning the Mines Fire burning southeast of Livermore in Alameda County is at 50 acres and is 60 percent contained.
Kincade Fire In Sonoma County Grows To 16,000 Acres, At 5% ContainmentCal Fire reported Thursday evening that a total of 49 structures have burned in Sonoma County as the fast-moving Kincade Fire grew to about 16,000 acres with only 5 percent containment.
Cabrillo Fire In San Mateo County Burns 95 AcresA vegetation fire closed down all lanes of Highway 1 from Pigeon Point Road to Gazos Creek Road in San Mateo County Thursday evening, according to the California Highway Patrol.
PG&E To Shut Off Power In Contra Costa County This WeekendPG&E will shut off power to about 120,000 people in Contra Costa County this weekend. Alameda County is also preparing for a PSPS event that may affect 57,000 people.
PG&E Reports Malfunction At Transmission Tower Near Origin Of Kincade FirePacific Gas and Electric has alerted state regulators Thursday that a high voltage transmission power line malfunctioned in the area and around the time the Kincade Fire began in Sonoma County.
Forward Progress Of Marin County Coast Wildfire StoppedThe forward progress of a wildfire that erupted late Thursday morning along the Marin County coastline in between Stinson Beach and Muir Beach has been stopped, according to authorities.