Trailer sparked 650-acre fire near Weaverville

ipad-fires-bombers_1407190238732_7217210_ver1.0_640_480Fire investigators have determined that a vehicle towing a boat sparked the Oregon Fire near Weaverville on Sunday afternoon.

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

Fire causes $20,000 in damage to Pacific Avenue residence

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

Bakersfield Structure Fire

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