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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Indianapolis firefighters responded to three fires ruled as arson and located within 2 miles of each other on the north side Wednesday night.
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.
The Oakland Fire Department responded to a commercial fire at 718 Webster in Oakland's Chinatown Wednesday morning.
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.
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.