Wildfires

East Bay hills and Port of Oakland visible from Point San Bruno Park jetty. (Shutterstock)

East Bay agencies urge precautionary evacuations ahead of wind event

At least two East Bay jurisdictions suggested Sunday that residents in the…

 

Flames and smoke overtake a tree as the LNU Lightning Complex fire spreads in Fairfield, California on August 19, 2020. (JOSH EDELSON/AFP via Getty Images/TNS)

Many wildfires near full containment, but officials fear continuing hot weather

By Molly Burke The Sacramento Bee Thousands of firefighters continue to battle…

 

A four-alarm grass fire on Sign Hill in San Francisco produced a large plume of smoke on Friday Oct. 16, 2020. (Michael Barba/S.F. Examiner)

Large grass fire burns South San Francisco hillside near famous sign

A grass fire near the South San Francisco sign Friday afternoon prompted…

 

Blue Ridge Hot Shots crew members from Arizona join forces with California firefighters from Northern and Southern California on a backfire operation North of Mt. Wilson on Angeles Crest Highway on Tuesday Sept. 22, 2020. Firefighters continue to battle the Bobcat Fire as it continues to burn. (Robert Gauthier/ Los Angeles Times)

Trump administration blocks California wildfire relief

By Andrew J. Campa Los Angeles Times The Trump administration has rejected…

Blue Ridge Hot Shots crew members from Arizona join forces with California firefighters from Northern and Southern California on a backfire operation North of Mt. Wilson on Angeles Crest Highway on Tuesday Sept. 22, 2020. Firefighters continue to battle the Bobcat Fire as it continues to burn. (Robert Gauthier/ Los Angeles Times)
A PG&E logo on a work truck parked outside the Embarcadero substation at Folsom and Fremont streets San Francisco on Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

PG&E plans rolling blackouts due to high winds

PG&E warned ratepayers this week that it may need to proactively issue…

A PG&E logo on a work truck parked outside the Embarcadero substation at Folsom and Fremont streets San Francisco on Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Bay Area hits record for number of Spare the Air alerts in 2020

Smoke from wildfires has pushed the number of Spare the Air alerts…

Evacuation order lifted for City of Calistoga as Glass Fire reaches 17 percent containment

The evacuation order covering the City of Calistoga that was issued six…

Red flag warning reissued in Glass Fire burn zone

By Vincent Moleski and Molly Burke The Sacramento Bee Oct. 3—Nearly 4…

California can do better on climate

By Scott Wiener The night of August 29, 2018 capped off a…

Glass Fire tops 42,000 acres, but milder weather helps fight

The Glass Fire remained at 0 percent containment Tuesday evening, but there…

Nearly 50,000 facing evacuations as fires besiege California wine country

By Luke Money, Anita Chabria, Rong-Gong Lin II and Hayley Smith Los…

North Bay fires spreading rapidly, prompting evacuations

Wildfires prompt extended Spare the Air Alert; heat advisory, red flag warnings in effect

Despite long run of ‘Spare the Air’ days, free transit remains a rarity

In response to weeks of unhealthy air quality caused by smoke from…

Bay Area air quality to remain unhealthy for most of week

By Eli Walsh Bay City News Foundation Air quality in the Bay…

In California, Trump continues to deny climate change is real: ‘It will start getting cooler’

By Evan Halper, Noah Bierman Los Angeles Times As wildfires raging through…

Gusty winds could clear skies but complicate Northern California firefighting efforts

By Ruben Vives and Marisa Gerber Los Angeles Times For days, smoke…

Air quality reaches ‘very unhealthy’ purple level on Air Quality Index

San Francisco residents urged to stay indoors

SF’s air quality gets a lot worse as wildfire smoke descends

Friday expected to be similar to Thursday

Photos: California wildfire smoke turns San Francisco skies orange

San Francisco’s downtown was swathed in red skies and gloom Wednesday morning…

Thick layer of wildfire smoke darkens San Francisco skies

Smoke from fires burning across West Coast coats Bay Area in orange tinge