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    SAN RAMON (BCN/CBS SF) — Police in San Ramon on Wednesday afternoon said people should avoid Bollinger Canyon Road north of Crow Canyon Road until at least 5:30 p.m. due to a vegetation fire. The road is closed at 18800 Bollinger Canyon Road, police said in an alert shortly after 4:15 p.m. Fire units were at the scene. San Ramon...
    EL DORADO HILLS (CBS13) — Firefighters say they have stopped the forward progress of a wildfire burning in a remote area near El Dorado Hills early Friday morning. The El Dorado Hills Fire Department says the wildfire is burning east of Kanaka Valley. READ MORE: Recall Supporters in Rural California Express Fears of Mail-In Ballot Shenanigans Crews had...
    A Marin County fire truck arrives on the scene of a vegetation fire on the hill above Mt. Lassen Drive in San Rafael on Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2021. (Alan Dep/Marin Independent Journal) Marin County Parks ranger Mike Warner pulls a fire hose while helping contain a blaze in the in the Lucas Valley...
    A man was found dead after state police were contacted after a vehicle was found unoccupied on the side of a Hudson Valley roadway. The incident took around 9 p.m., Monday, Aug. 23, in Orange County. That's when the Town of Deerpark Police Department called state police for assistance after locating an unoccupied motorcycle on the shoulder of State Route...
    MILL VALLEY (BCN) — A vegetation fire has prompted the closure of lanes on northbound U.S. Highway 101 in Marin County on Wednesday morning, according to the California Highway Patrol. The fire was reported around 8:45 a.m. on the hillside on the right side of the highway just north of state Highway 131/Tiburon Boulevard. READ MORE: UPDATE: Caldor Fire In...
    A Maryland fire department captain died after he fell through the floor and into the basement of a burning home engulfed by flames believed to have been caused by a lightning strike. As he was trapped in the burning home on Wednesday, Joshua Laird, 46, of the Green Valley Fire Station in Frederick County, radioed to his colleagues, asking them...
    Late summer in California always brings fire risks, but that’s particularly so during the second year of drought as the effects of climate change intensify around the globe. And so, elevated fire weather conditions are expected through Sunday across the Southland’s interior valleys, mountains and deserts, along with brief periods of critical fire weather conditions in those areas throughout...
    ALAMEDA COUNTY, Calif. (KGO) -- For several weeks this summer our drought remained the same. That changed Thursday when the U.S. Drought Monitor released its newest date.The second worse drought designation, "Extreme," increase from 86% of California to 89%.RELATED: Is desalination the answer to California's drought? Here's what experts sayThe highest and most severe drought level, "Exceptional", increased from 33%...
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — A Flex Alert is set to go into effect Wednesday afternoon as temperatures spike across Northern California. Hot weather returns to interior #NorCal through Friday with widespread triple digit heat expected across the Central Valley. Slight cooling possible this weekend. #CAwx pic.twitter.com/xXZwCTfxsG READ MORE: California, Nevada Governors Newsom And Sisolak To Tour Site Of Tamarack Fire —...
    SIMI VALLEY (CBSLA) – Firefighters quickly got control of a small brush fire that broke out in a hilly area of Simi Valley Thursday morning. July 22, 2021. (Ventura County Fire Department) The Yosemite Fire was reported before 9:45 a.m. about a half-mile north of the 118 Freeway and Kuehner Drive. READ MORE: UC System Considering First Tuition Hike Since...
    VACAVILLE (CBS SF) — A fire has broken out north of Vacaville Tuesday morning, threatening structures and prompting evacuations. The fire broke out along the 7000 block of Pleasants Valley Road shortly before 10 a.m. About five to 10 acres have burned, according to Cal Fire READ MORE: Tamarack Fire Update: Firefighters Turn Back Flames Near Woodfords; Local Residents Question...
    TOPANGA (CBSLA) – Forward progress of the approximately 15-acre Flores Fire off Tuna Canyon Road and Las Flores Heights Road, west of Topanga, has been stopped according to a tweet by the Los Angeles County Fire Department. It took 195 firefighters, battling the two-alarm brusher from the ground and air, one hour and 56 minutes to bring the blaze under...
    An employee mowing dry grass around 2:45 p.m. July 7 started the Broiler Fire that destroyed three homes in Redwood Valley, according to a statement released by Flow Cannabis, the large cannabis operation in Mendocino County originally known as Flow Kana. “The information we have to date indicates that the July 7, 2021, Redwood Valley fire originated on our property,...
    BECKWOURTH, Plumas County (AP) — Flames threatening campgrounds and cabins prompted evacuations and closed off a swath of Northern California forest as the state prepared for another weekend of dry, scorching weather and the continuing threat of wildfires. Hundreds of firefighters aided by aircraft were fighting the Beckwourth Complex, two blazes sparked by lightning that were carving their way through...
    Just hours after evacuation warnings were canceled for a pair of wildfires, a flareup forced the Plumas County sheriff’s office to order evacuations in the Sierra Valley. Around 7 p.m. Tuesday, residents from Beckwourth Genesee Road to Harrison Ranch Road were told to leave their homes. The area is along Highway 70 east of Portola and 35 miles north...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — The Antelope Valley Freeway was shut down Friday afternoon in Acton following a crash involving a vehicle and a big rig that caught fire. The crash was reported at about 2:45 p.m. on the 14 Freeway just south of Crown Valley Road, according to the California Highway Patrol. with the big rig. READ MORE: Family Members...
    The body of a 20-year-old Hudson Valley man has been recovered by law enforcement from an area creek after a possible drowning was reported. The incident took place around 6:20 p.m., Tuesday, June 29, when the Dutchess County Sheriff's Office, New Hackensack Fire Department, and Town of Wappinger Ambulance to a possible drowning in the Wappinger Creek located behind the Wappingers Falls Trailer...
    CLAIRTON, Pa. (KDKA) — A Christmas Eve fire at the Clairton Coke Works two years ago knocked out pollution controls at the plant and sent scores of people with asthma to hospitals, clinics and doctor’s offices. Those are the findings of a new study critical of U.S. Steel’s operations there. The study shows that those trips for medical care nearly...
    Police have recovered the body of a missing Hudson Valley man. The 32-year-old Orange Countyresident went missing around 7 p.m. on Sunday, June 27 in Port Jervis, inthe area of Laurel Grove Cemetery at a popular swimming hold called "Goose Rock."  When officers responded, witnesses reported that the swimmer was last seen floating towards the middle of the river towards...
    SIMI VALLEY (CBSLA) – The Ventura County Sheriff’s Department and Simi Valley Police Department were in pursuit of a hit-and-run suspect in a Ford F-150 pickup when the driver sheared off a fire hydrant and crashed into several parked cars. Simi Valley Police pursuit suspect crashes into fire hydrant June 27, 2021. (CBSLA). The incident began at approximately 7:30 p.m....
    A swarm of bees went on the attack in a Sizzler parking lot in Fountain Valley Tuesday afternoon, leaving three people hospitalized. John Madrid was among the people engulfed by the swarm. His girlfriend had stingers in her neck and about 15 bees in her hair, he said. His friend, who weighs more than 300 pounds, was “crying like...
    VALLEY GLEN (CBSLA) – What appears to be a pile of burning trash near the intersection of Woodman Avenue and Kittridge Street in Valley Glen Friday is under control after the Los Angeles Fire Department arrived on the scene. Reporting from Sky9 Chopper, Desmond Shaw said it looked like the fire might’ve started in the back of a nearby...
    VALLEY VILLAGE (CBSLA) – What appears to be a pile of burning trash near the intersection of Woodman Avenue and Kittridge Street in Valley Village Friday is under control after the Los Angeles Fire Department arrived on the scene. Reporting from Sky9 Chopper, Desmond Shaw said it looked like the fire might’ve started in the back of a nearby...
    NEVADA COUNTY (CBS13) — Firefighters are battling an active vegetation fire in a rural area of Nevada County early Monday afternoon. The fire is burning in the area of Black Road in Big Oak Valley, according to the Smartsville Fire Protection District. READ MORE: NorCal Highs Could Hit 108 On Memorial Day, Sacramento Opens Some Cooling Centers Exactly how large...
    The San Jose gunman who killed nine people on Wednesday at the transport hub where he worked had 25,000 rounds of ammunition and multiple weapons in his home, sheriffs have revealed. Sam Cassidy, 57, killed himself on Wednesday morning after the attack at the Valley Transport Authority. Inside his home he had left a series of home-made bombs, timed to...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — A Palm Desert man who tried to firebomb at the East Valley Republican Women Federated office in La Quinta was sentenced Monday to five years in federal prison. Carlos Espriu, 24, was also ordered to pay $5,426 in restitution for the damage caused by the May 31, 2020 attack. He pleaded guilty on March 15 to...
    A growing vegetation fire in Jurupa Valley forced the evacuation of about 50 homes Monday afternoon as firefighters worked to contain flames. The fire was reported at 11:08 a.m. in the Santa Ana River bottom near Lakeview Avenue at Pedley Road, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection and the Riverside County Fire Department said on Twitter. ...
    NEAR LANCASTER (CBSLA) – Fire crews have stopped forward progress on a wildfire that erupted in the Fairmont area of the Antelope Valley in northern Los Angeles County Thursday morning. The Wee Vill Fire broke out sometime before 10 a.m. near Highway 138 and 210th Street, west of Lancaster and quickly grew to more than 250 acres, fueled by dry...
    LOMA RICA (CBS13) — Firefighters are battling a 25-acre vegetation fire in Yuba County that has now prompted an Evacuation Warning for one area. The fire is burning off of Quail Street near the town of Loma Rica in rural Yuba County. READ MORE: Tax Refund Delays Likely To Grow As Filing Deadline Nears A Fire Evacuation Warning has gone...
    Associated Press CHICO, Calif. (AP) — Authorities on Saturday evening lifted an evacuation order after they gained control of a wildfire burning amid hot, dry and windy conditions in a rural area north of Chico. The fire, which started in a grassy field just after 2 p.m. Saturday, quickly grew to about 550 acres, the California Department of Forestry and...
    A Hudson Valley woman has been arrested for allegedly starting a fire in a senior living facility in order to harm another resident. Barbara Desilva of Spring Valley was arrested on Tuesday, April 6 after Spring Valley police responded to the Golden Acres Residential Facility, at 11 Prospect St., for a report that a resident had started a fire, said...
    POMONA, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — Volunteer firefighter Jared Lloyd, who died rescuing residents in a fire at an assisted living center in Spring Valley, will be laid to rest Saturday. The funeral will he held at 11 a.m. at Palisades Credit Union Park in Pomona, New York. Hundreds of firefighters gathered at the stadium before the service, CBS2’s Christina Fan reported....
    SPRING VALLEY, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – One of the biggest stars in football is sending a message of support to the family, friends, colleagues and community of fallen firefighter Jared Lloyd. The Spring Valley Fire Department shared a video message they received from Rob Gronkowski of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. READ MORE: Investigators Vow To Get To Bottom Of Spring Valley...
    SIMI VALLEY, Calif. (KABC) -- All westbound lanes of Highway 118 in the Simi Valley area were shut down Thursday afternoon due to a brush fire that was pushing toward the roadway.The fire was reported shortly after 1 p.m. in the 2800 block of Madera Road, according to the Ventura County Fire Department.The blaze, which was described as "pushing quickly"...
    ORINDA (KPIX) — Record-high spring temperatures across the Bay Area on Wednesday were putting neighborhoods across the region on high alert due to growing drought concerns and worries about the upcoming wildfire season. As a dry March all but seals what will be a disappointing water year for California, drought is launching early worries about the coming fire year. READ...
    TRENTON, N.J. (CBS) – People across the Delaware Valley are cleaning up Monday after fierce winds left a mess behind and hundreds without power. It was a quick-moving storm, but it left a path of destruction in its wake. Luis Garcias came back home Monday morning to survey the damage left behind. He says he was in his second-floor apartment...
    As investigators continue to look for the cause of a fatal fire in which a Hudson Valley firefighter and a resident died, the medical examiner's office is confirming the identity of the firefighter. The Rockland County Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed on Thursday, March 25, that the body recovered around in what remains of the Evergreen Court Home for Adults structure...
    The body of a missing firefighter has been recovered from the rubble of the massive blaze that engulfed a Rockland County assisted living facility, a local official confirmed Wednesday. “Early this morning the recovery efforts were successful and the body of a fallen firefighter, a hero for all, was recovered and removed with great solemnity by his fellow brothers and...
    The body of a missing firefighter has been recovered from the scene of a massive blaze at a senior living facility in Rockland County that also killed one resident. The 20-year-old Spring Valley firefighter, who has not been identified, died after calling a mayday while rescuing residents at the Evergreen Court Home for Adults in Spring Valley. His body was...
    A firefighter who was trapped in a blaze that swept through a suburban New York assisted living home was found dead early Wednesday, a day after the fire caused a partial collapse of the building and killed one resident, officials said. CBS New York reports that Rockland County Human Rights Commissioner Rabbi Yisroel Kahan identified the firefighter as Jared Lloyd,...
    ARLINGTON, Ariz. (AP) — About 165,000 egg-laying hens were killed when two large barns caught fire Saturday afternoon at a farm nearly an hour west of Phoenix, local meda report. The fire took place in the barns at Hickman’s Family Farm, azfamily.com reported. The Buckeye Valley Fire District said at least 60 firefighters were on the scene of the huge...
    FONTANA, Calif. (KABC) -- Powerful winds continued to blow across much of Southern California on Sunday, prompting the National Weather Service to issue multiple warnings and advisories amid an increase in the risk of wildfires.Shortly after 10 a.m., moderate-to-strong Santa Ana winds were gusting at 40-60 mph in Los Angeles and Ventura Counties, the weather service said. Humidity dropped to...
    By Bay City News Service Sonoma County sheriff’s deputies have arrested a woman they velieve is responsible for numerous arson fires in Sonoma Valley. A 36-year-old Sonoma woman was arrested Thursday afternoon after deputies responded to the 18800 block of Polley Lane in the unincorporated community of El Verano for a report of a vehicle fire. When deputies arrived, they...
    ESTES PARK, Colo. (CBS4) – Estes Valley Fire Protection District firefighters responded to Highway 36 late Saturday night after a car drove off the edge and landed upside down among some trees. It happened between Estes Park and Lyons. (credit: Estes Valley Fire Protection District) (credit: Estes Valley Fire Protection District) Three people were inside; two were able to escape...
    JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) — A 23-year-old woman who was arrested along with three teen arson suspects is not charged with anything related to the deadly fire. Prosecutors say they were investigating the fire that killed three adults and two children in Green Valley Ranch last August when they found evidence of drug trafficking. The Littleton woman has been charged...
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