Crews stop forward progress of brush fire in unincorporated Morgan Hill

SANTA CLARA COUNTY — Crews in the South Bay were able to stop the forward progress of a brush fire in an unincorporated area of Morgan Hill that threatened structures Sunday afternoon. Pratt Fire burning in Morgan Hill. Cal Fire SCU The Santa Clara County Unit of Cal Fire first posted about the incident on … Read more

Newsom declares emergency as Oak Fire continues explosive growth

Newsom declares emergency as Oak Fire continues explosive growth – CBS San Francisco Watch CBS News Team coverage of the destructive Oak Fire burning outside of Yosemite (7-24-2022) Be the first to know Get browser notifications for breaking news, live events, and exclusive reporting. Not Now Turn On Source link

Alameda County Strike Team Fire Crews Head Out to Fight Oak Fire

The California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services Alameda County Strike Team headed out on Saturday to assist Cal Fire crews battling the Oak Fire in Mariposa County west of Yosemite, according to the Oakland and Fremont Fire Departments, which are part of the team. As of Saturday morning, the fire which began on Friday afternoon … Read more

Favorable weather helps fight against Electra Fire in Amador County

JACKSON — Favorable weather early Wednesday aided the fight against a wildfire in California’s Gold Country that has forced evacuations in two counties. The size of the Electra Fire remained unchanged at about 3,900 acres (6.1 square miles), with containment doubling to 10%, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said in a daily … Read more

Shelter takes in pets for residents evacuating from Electra Fire in Amador County

Shelter takes in pets for residents evacuating from Electra Fire in Amador County – CBS San Francisco Watch CBS News Rachel Wolf reports on Amador County Animal Control overseeing evacuation of pets and livestock from Electra Fire (7-5-2022) Be the first to know Get browser notifications for breaking news, live events, and exclusive reporting. Not … Read more

6.5 Acre Brush Fire in Bay Point Appears to Have Started by Firecracker

A 6.5 acre vegetation fire in the vicinity of Port Chicago Highway and Driftwood Circle in Bay Point appears to have been started by a firecracker, Contra Costa Fire said.  Cal Fire personnel along with Contra Costa Fire have contained the blaze, according to Con Fire at 8 p.m. on Monday.  A witness reported someone … Read more

Rices Fire holding at 900 acres; 5 homes destroyed, 14 firefighters injured

NEVADA CITY — Cal Fire said Friday that the largest current wildland blaze in the state, the Rices Fire in Nevada County, has destroyed 13 buildings, including five homes and had injured 14 firefighters and a civilian. At least some of those injuries were heat-related problems. Cal Fire didn’t mention the conditions of the injured. … Read more

East Bay Cities Begin Selling ‘Safe and Sane’ Fireworks

Fourth of July is around the corner and on Tuesday, Bay Area cities began selling “safe and sane” fireworks. In Dublin, those fireworks are allowed but they can only be set off on 4th of July in designated areas like city parks and away from apartment communities. The city plans to have extra officers on … Read more

Cal Fire Chief Warns of ‘Drastic Increase’ in Dry Fuel Due to Drought

Santa Cruz County is in for a grim fire season.  That was the assessment of Cal Fire San Mateo-Santa Cruz Unit Chief Nate Armstrong, who gave a presentation to the county Board of Supervisors on preparedness for peak fire season that detailed current forest conditions, new equipment, staffing and evacuation routes in the county.  Armstrong … Read more