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Fires and lightning caused havoc statewide, and hundreds of cowboys turned out for a gay rodeo.
Five-alarm blaze guts sprawling apartment complex under construction near UCSF campus and AT&T Park.
Air-quality officials issue a smoke advisory as 1,000-acre blaze burns near Fairfield.
Blaze prompts residents to flee homes in a sparsely populated area east of Mount Diablo.
Update on June 3, 2013: A large fire is raging north of Los Angeles CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — A huge Southern California wildfire carved a path to the sea and burned on the beach Friday, but firefighters got a break as gusty Santa Ana winds turned into breezes. Temperatures remained high, but humidity levels were […]
It didn’t rain very much. It’s unusually hot. And now the state is literally on fire. Up on Echo Summit in the Sierra, Frank Gehrke, chief surveyor for the California Department of Water Resources told the Associated Press he wasn’t finding a snowpack. “I’m finding nothing,” he said. “Seriously, there is no snow on the […]
(BCN) Hundreds of firefighters are continuing to battle three large vegetation fires in Sonoma and Napa counties this afternoon. The biggest of the three blazes is the Yellow Fire in Sonoma County, which has burned at least 125 acres of oak woodland and rolling hills east of Healdsburg, according to Cal Fire. It started around […]
RICHMOND, Calif. (AP) – Chevron Corp. says it failed to properly document tests of a corroded pipe near the one that failed and caused a fire at a Northern California refinery, and the oversight led to a failure to inspect all corrosion-prone pipes in the same area. The company on Friday released its investigative report […]