Firefighters rescued five dogs from a burning house in San Jose on Sunday evening, a dispatcher said.
Crews responded to reports of smoke coming from the side of a single-family home on the 2300 block of Carlton Avenue, dispatcher Brenda Jaime said.
Arriving firefighters put out the fire by about 8 p.m., Jaime said.
No injuries were reported, but five dogs were rescued from the garage of the home. The dogs were turned over to the local Animal Care and Control. Read More
WHAT: Surveillance video released Tuesday showed Jessica Tata, 22, shopping at a nearby Target store when a fire killed four children she was supposed to be watching alone at a Houston home day care center she ran.
HOW IT HAPPENED: Neighbors said Tata told them the fire started on a stovetop burner while she was in the bathroom. She was also seen driving up to the home and screaming as smoke poured out the front door. Read More
Seven people and a business were displaced this afternoon by kitchen fire that broke out in an apartment in San Francisco's Bayview District, a fire department spokeswoman said.Firefighters went to a two-story building at 4526 Third St. at about 1:25 p.m. when roofers working on a nearby building called to report flames and smoke coming out of an apartment on the second level, San Francisco fire Lt. Mindy Talmadge said. Read More
After being displaced by a Monday afternoon fire that ravaged an East Palo Alto Veterans Affairs group care home, 11 veterans have since been temporarily relocated to a facility in Menlo Park. Though none of the men were injured during the blaze, several of them lost irreplaceable items.“A lot of these guys didn’t get their possessions back,” Menlo Park fire Chief Harold Schapelhouman said. “And that’s hard to see.” Read More
One person was injured in a one-alarm fire in San Francisco's Mission District on Sunday morning, according to the fire department.
Units responded to reports of a fire in a home at 1141 S. Van Ness Ave. at about 5:05 a.m., officials said.
One occupant of the three-story residence was taken to San Francisco General Hospital with minor injuries, according to the fire department.
The blaze was declared under control at about 5:35 a.m. Read More
The cruise ship from hell will be nursing its wounds in San Francisco next week.The Carnival Splendor’s engines caught fire off the coast of Mexico in November, stranding its 3,000 passengers without power for four days as they were slowly tugged back to San Diego. Passengers spoke of a dream vacation turning into a nightmare, with no electricity or hot water, a problematic and overflowing sewage system, and a limited quantity and quality of food. Read More
Firefighters extinguished two separate single-alarm fires in San Francisco on Sunday morning, a dispatcher said.
The first was reported when a vehicle caught fire in a garage at 2361 Mission St. at around 9:05 a.m., according to the San Francisco Fire Department.
No one was injured in the fire and it was declared under control at 9:25 a.m., the dispatcher said.
A second fire was reported in the city's Diamond Heights neighborhood at around 9:10 a.m. Read More
At least 45 people were displaced from an apartment building damaged by a fire in San Francisco's Financial District early Saturday morning, an American Red Cross spokesman said.
The two-alarm blaze was reported at 1:28 a.m. at 925 Montgomery St. near Pacific Street, a fire dispatcher said. Read More
Three months after the San Bruno gas explosion, the disaster has officially claimed three more homes.
A 30-inch transmission pipeline owned by PG&E exploded Sept. 9, and the initial blast and fire killed eight people and injured dozens more. Read More
The section of pipeline that exploded in San Bruno in September had been inspected regularly for years, and no red flags ever arose, Pacific Gas & Electric officials have said.But experts say the method of inspection PG&E used for that pipeline — and the vast majority of its other lines — is inadequate to detect a whole host of dangers that could have led the pipe to burst. Read More