Wildfires

Bay Area fire officials watching San Diego blazes wonder: Are we next?

Bay Area fire officials watching San Diego blazes wonder: Are we next?

May 16, 2014 at 3:43 pm Comments are Disabled

With triple-digit temperatures in the Bay Area this week parching its hillsides amid one of the worst droughts in state history, officials here are keeping a wary eye on the fires raging in Southern California and wondering whether we’re next. Dwindling water levels at reservoirs and an unusually warm springRead More

California drought could spark ‘out of bounds’ wildfires, officials warn

California drought could spark ‘out of bounds’ wildfires, officials warn

March 19, 2014 at 11:48 am Comments are Disabled

California is facing wildfires “outsize of any normal bounds” as a historic drought turns drying brush and trees into a perfect tinderbox, officials have warned. The state recorded 665 wildfires from 1 January, about triple the average of 225 for this time of year, according to figures compiled by CalRead More

Tipsheet: Fire prevention landscaping

May 29, 2009 at 10:39 am Comments are Disabled

With the fire season under way and a dry summer ahead, it’s time to create a firebreak around your house and other structures on your property. Unfortunately, many of our homes have been built in fire-prone areas. Dry grasses, trees and shrubs planted near a home can burn quickly andRead More