NTSB: Crew had no emergency training, led to the deaths of...

The Sept. 2, 2019, fire would consume the dive boat, trapping and killing 33 passengers — many from the Bay Area and Santa Cruz — and one crew member who were asleep in the lower decks. It became the deadliest maritime disaster in California since the Civil War.

California now recognizes dispatch operators as first responders

Assembly Bill 1945, which recognizes the heroic work of public safety dispatchers by reclassifying them as first responders, was officially signed into law by Gov. Gavin Newsom after passing the legislature with unanimous, bipartisan support.

Firefighter dies in blaze sparked by gender-reveal party pyrotechnic in California

A firefighter has died battling the monster blaze sparked by a pyrotechnic device used for a gender-reveal party in Southern California, U.S. Forest Service officials confirmed Friday morning.

Evacuations ordered in parts of Southern California’s Antelope Valley as Bobcat...

LOS ANGELES — Residents in parts of Southern California’s Antelope Valley have been ordered to evacuate as the Bobcat fire is now within one mile of the Juniper Hills community and is burning downhill toward Devil’s Punchbowl county park, officials said Thursday afternoon.

Armenian church building burns in San Francisco, arson suspected

A fire gutted two floors of a four-story community center owned by the neighboring St. Gregory the Illuminator Armenian Apostolic Church in San Francisco early Thursday, and church leaders suspect arson.

IFD battled 3 fires ruled as arson on the north side

Indianapolis firefighters responded to three fires ruled as arson and located within 2 miles of each other on the north side Wednesday night.

New evacuations as Bobcat fire jumps north, firefighters battle at Mt....

The Bobcat fire continued shapeshifting overnight, expanding to the northeast, while all eyes remain on the southern foothill communities and the Mt. Wilson Observatory to the west.

Commercial fire in Oakland’s Chinatown generates plume of smoke

The Oakland Fire Department responded to a commercial fire at 718 Webster in Oakland's Chinatown Wednesday morning.

Arson suspect arrested for setting two fires in Washington State

With help from local residents and security camera footage, Kelso police Monday arrested a local man suspected of setting two fires in the city earlier that day.

Bobcat fire within 500 feet of famed Mount Wilson Observatory as...

LOS ANGELES — After crossing containment lines overnight, the Bobcat fire moved within striking distance of the Mount Wilson Observatory, the U.S. Forest Service said Tuesday, with firefighters mounting an aggressive defense from the air and on the ground.