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.
Contra Costa County Braces for 4th of July Fireworks-Set Flare-UpsAfter a very busy Friday night, Contra Costa Fire Protection District is bracing for a hectic Fourth of July.
Sunol Brush Fire Grows to 100 Acres; 30 Percent ContainedA brush fire near the Sunol Regional Wilderness park has burned 100 acres and was 30 percent contained as of 3:30 p.m. Saturday
PG&E Exits Chapter 11 Bankruptcy, Pays $5 Billion Into Wildfire FundPacific Gas & Electric has emerged from a contentious bankruptcy saga that began after its long-neglected electrical grid ignited wildfires in California.
Contra Costa Fire Crews At Scene Of Grass Fire In ClaytonFire crews in Contra Costa County are battling a grass fire burning in the area of Pine Hollow Court in Clayton Tuesday morning, according to officials.
Red Flag Warning Prompts Marin County to Close Roads, Recreation Sites MondayRestrictions on public recreation areas in Marin County have been put into effect during the red flag warning issued by the National Weather Service for elevations of 1,000 feet or more from 10 p.m. Sunday to 8 p.m. Monday.
Drone Hampers Crews Battling Twin Vegetation Fires Along I-680 North of BeniciaFirefighters battling two vegetation fires burning along Interstate 680 north of Benicia Saturday afternoon were forced to ground aircraft due to interference from a drone in the area.
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.
Diablo Fire Breaks Out In Stanislaus County; 220 Acres BurnedAn ongoing vegetation fire in Stanislaus County has burned through 300 acres as of Thursday morning, Cal Fire reports.
Crews Halt Spread of 15-Acre Grass Fire Near LivermoreThe progress of a fire burning in the area of Highland Road near Morgan Territory in the Livermore area has been stopped at 15 acres, Cal Fire said Sunday afternoon.
Fed Judge OKs Plan To End PG&E Bankruptcy After WildfiresA federal judge in San Francisco on Friday said he was approving a $58 billion plan by PG&E to end a contentious bankruptcy saga that began after the utility's outdated equipment ignited deadly, destructive wildfires in Northern California.