Barely through the first week of May, and the green brush around the Bay Area is slowing turning brown, and quickly drying out. Experts say, coupled with a subpar rainy season that produced only half the average rainfall, it’s a recipe for potential disaster during fire season.
A vegetation fire that burned about 7 acres Friday afternoon off Deer Valley Road in unincorporated Brentwood appears to have started "due to the use of a 'goper bomb' to eradicate gophers," the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District.
All 17 tenants,12 adults and 5 children, in the apartment complex were able to escape without any injuries.
Some East Bay folks saw smoke on the top of a nearby wildland and breathed a sigh of relief knowing that it was done to protect them.
Government agencies and nonprofits will be on hand to answer questions, and offer resources, county officials said. The center will be open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.
Cal Fire spokesman Jonathan Cox updates the Kincade Fire incident in Sonoma County Sunday evening.
PG&E incident reports obtained by 2 Investigates shows PG&E equipment may have ignited more than 400 fires in California last year.
High winds and hot temperatures has the Bay Area under a Red Flag warning due to high fire danger
As KTVU reporter Sara Zendehnam explains, the exercise doesn't just prepare residents for wildfires, but for any disaster.
The planned PG&E power outage has everyone coming up with contingency plans, including Cal Fire.
The planned power shutdowns have everyone coming up with contingency plans, including Cal Fire. Ann Rubin reports.
Cal Fire is fighting a grass fire at state Highway 152 and Dinosaur Point Road near Pacheco Pass in rural far southeastern Santa Clara County. As of 5:45 p.m., about 15 acres had burned, said Cal Fire, adding that heat and winds were contributing to a "high rate of spread."
Flames and smoke created quite a scene alongside Highway 24 in Orinda on Monday, across the road from where it started. Fire officials said it wasn't a large fire, but one that serves as a good fire season reminder and wake-up call.