The fire was initially called in at 12:34 a.m. in the 300 block of Ocean Avenue, less than a block from the Bay Area Rapid Transit Balboa Park Station. –Read More
A man trying to make hash oil with highly flammable butane gas sparked an explosion at a west Santa Rosa home early Monday, suffering burns across his upper body and a foot, fire investigators said. –Read More
Firefighters Sunday have knocked down a three-alarm structure fire at an apartment complex in Redwood City.
Redwood City Fire Department Deputy Fire Chief Stan Maupin said two people were treated for injuries due to the blaze, which occurred at a 12-unit complex at 950 Regent Court. –Read More
The volume of activity was so high that investigators from San Bernardino County Fire were brought in to assist, said Steve Tracy, a senior investigator with the San Bernardino City Fire Department. –Read More
California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection spokeswoman Cheryl Buliavac said the trailer carrying the boat came unhitched, threw off sparks from the pavement and started the fire. The fire started on Highway 299 near the Oregon Summit. –Read More
At 3:19 a.m. Sunday, Napa Valley was still its placid self, the leafy wine capital of America. Silent but for a few night owls, its upscale stores sat locked, the usual weekend rush of tourists still hours away.
That all transformed in less time than it takes to pull a cork. –Read More
A fire at a Pacific Avenue residence Thursday night caused about $20,000 in damage before it was contained, firefighters said.
What sparked the fire at the two-story structure in the 1500 block of the street remains under investigation. But Alameda fire Capt. Jim Colburn said the fire is not considered suspicious.
Crews were dispatched at 11:33 p.m. and found an exterior stairwell on fire. The fire had also spread to the attic. –Read More
Winds pushed embers from the blaze up to a half-mile after the fire began Monday afternoon. The firefight was complex, with flames burning in an area made up of homes, businesses and wild land, Cal Fire spokesman Dennis Mathisen said. Additional ground and air resources were called in, which played a significant role in the fight. –Read More
On Friday, August 22, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. the Kern County Fire Department communications center received numerous calls for a structure fire at 1900 Niles Street in Bakersfield. First arriving units found a vacant 2 story single family dwelling with heavy smoke and flames coming from the rear of the house. The first engine pulled 2 jump lines to attack the fire and keep it from spreading to the rest of the structure and adjacent buildings. –Read More