Daily Dispatch: California News
3 Firefighters Hurt in Montebello Bakery Fire
Thu, 19 Sep 2019 21:38:09 -0700
Three firefighters suffered injuries while battling a blaze at a Montebello bakery on Thursday evening, authorities said. The fire was first reported about 7:55 p.m. at Bimbo Bakery, 480 Vail Ave., according to a dispatcher at the Verdugo Fire Communications Center. Firefighters declared it extinguished within the hour.
- PUB DATE: 9/19/2019 9:38:09 PM - SOURCE: KTLA-TV WB 5 Los Angeles
1 Person Dead, 1 in Critical Condition After Plane Crashes Into Building in Torrance
Thu, 19 Sep 2019 16:41:09 -0700
A single-engine plane crashed into the roof of a building in Torrance Thursday, leaving the pilot dead and a passenger hospitalized in critical condition. The Cessna 177 went down around noon just a mile east of Torrance Municipal Airport-Zamperini Field shortly after departure, according to Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor.
- PUB DATE: 9/19/2019 4:41:09 PM - SOURCE: KTLA 5 News Los Angeles
Update: Injured crewman sues boat owner for fiery disaster at sea in Southern California
Thu, 19 Sep 2019 21:41:35 -0700
A crewman injured while escaping the fire that killed 34 people aboard a dive boat off Southern California sued the vessel's owner and the company that chartered it. Ryan Sims filed the lawsuit last week in Ventura County Superior Court saying the boat - named the Conception - was unseaworthy and operated in an unsafe manner.
- PUB DATE: 9/19/2019 9:41:35 PM - SOURCE: KFMB-AM 760 San Diego
Walker Fire sticks at 97 percent containment, 54,612 acres
Thu, 19 Sep 2019 14:39:04 -0700
Firefighters got help from the skies Wednesday night as a half-inch of rain poured over the Walker Fire burn area in Plumas County. Though the fire is almost contained, there are still hazards left over from the blaze such as weakened trees, bad road conditions and rolling objects, said a press release issued Thursday by the U.
- PUB DATE: 9/19/2019 2:39:04 PM - SOURCE: Oroville Mercury-Register
Long Beach: City, Fire Union Reach Tentative Contract Agreement
Thu, 19 Sep 2019 13:15:06 -0700
Long Beach and the local firefighters union have struck a tentative deal for a new labor contract, the city announced late Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 18, but officials did not disclose any details. The Firefighters Association must still ratify the deal — with its members set to vote later in September — before it can go to the City Council for the final okay, the release said.
- PUB DATE: 9/19/2019 1:15:06 PM - SOURCE: Long Beach Gazette-Grunion Gazette
Fire Breaks Out Near San Francisco Homeless Encampment, Tech Bus Parking Lot
Fri, 20 Sep 2019 08:49:17 -0700
A fire broke out between a homeless encampment and tech bus storage facility in San Francisco early Friday morning. Officials said the fire broke out under the Interstate 280 freeway at Selby Street and Galvez Avenue in the city’s Bayview neighborhood around 4 a.m. According to KCBS Radio reporter Matt Bigler, the fire came close to buses that are used to transport employees of tech giant Apple.
- PUB DATE: 9/20/2019 8:49:17 AM - SOURCE: KPIX-TV CBS 5 San Francisco
California funds two innovative wildfire technologies in Butte County
Wed, 18 Sep 2019 15:45:15 -0700
California is funding two companies to develop prototypes of innovative firefighting technology over the next few months in four counties, including Butte County. Gov. Gavin Newsom announced the projects Wednesday. They are part of a new procurement process established in January that is designed to spur innovation in government contracts.
- PUB DATE: 9/18/2019 3:45:15 PM - SOURCE: Vallejo Times-Herald - Metered Site
Crews battle brush fire near recreational area in Irwindale
Thu, 19 Sep 2019 10:19:42 -0700
VIDEO: Firefighters Wednesday battled a brush fire near the Santa Fe Dam Recreational Area in Irwindale. The spread of the fire was stopped to about 12 acres burned, fire officials said. At one point, it appeared the fire was burning close to a large homeless encampment. No structures were threatened and the fire was contained with the confines of the dam, the fire department says.
- PUB DATE: 9/19/2019 10:19:42 AM - SOURCE: KTTV-TV MyFox 11 Los Angeles
Willow Oak Fire Protection District celebrating 100 years of service
Wed, 18 Sep 2019 13:00:39 -0700
Check out fire engines old and new at Willow Oak Fire Protection District’s Centennial Celebration. The agency’s employees, volunteers and members of the community will come together for the event, happening from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Willow Oak Park Hall, located at 17535 County Road 97 in Woodland.
- PUB DATE: 9/18/2019 1:00:39 PM - SOURCE: Woodland Daily Democrat
Update: Father, daughter killed in San Francisco house fire
Wed, 18 Sep 2019 14:06:43 -0700
A San Francisco woman and her father were killed after their house caught fire early Wednesday morning. Neighbors say the woman was 23-years-old and had just started law school. Her father was taken to the hospital in critical condition but later died from his injuries. Her father has been identified as Ricardo Ron.
- PUB DATE: 9/18/2019 2:06:43 PM - SOURCE: KGO-TV ABC 7 San Francisco
Contra Costa County: Western Lafayette finally gets its new fire station
Wed, 18 Sep 2019 01:49:30 -0700
After seven years of false starts, delays and frustration, the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District formally unveiled its newest and least traditional fire station, western Lafayette's Fire Station 16, at a Sept. 9 public ceremony. "Did we ever actually think we'd see this day?" quipped Fire Chief Lewis Broschard to the group of about 75 officials, dignitaries and residents who attended the midday ceremony at 4007 Los Arabis Drive.
- PUB DATE: 9/18/2019 1:49:30 AM - SOURCE: Lamorinda Weekly
Santa Barbara County Fire Department dog retires from search scent duties
Thu, 19 Sep 2019 00:00:00 -0700
The Santa Barbara County Fire Department announced the retirement of one of their Live Scent Search Dogs on Thursday. Riley, born October 1, 2007 in northern California, is a Live Scent Search Dog that was trained by the Search Dog Foundation in Santa Paula after two failed attempts at a regular domestic life.
- PUB DATE: 9/19/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KEYT-TV ABC 3 Santa Barbara
1 Dead, 1 Critically Injured In San Francisco's Mission Terrace House Fire
Wed, 18 Sep 2019 07:19:00 -0700
A woman died and another person is in critical condition after being rescued from a burning home in San Francisco’s Mission Terrace neighborhood early Wednesday morning, according to fire officials. The 1-alarm blaze first reported at 2:07 a.m. at 66 Delano Avenue. When firefighters arrived on scene, flames were coming out of the front window and door.
- PUB DATE: 9/18/2019 7:19:00 AM - SOURCE: KPIX-TV CBS 5 San Francisco
Grass Valley, Nevada City fire departments join mutual aid agreement with Cal Fire
Tue, 17 Sep 2019 18:47:15 -0700
Grass Valley and Nevada City just got a little safer, thanks to a new automatic aid agreement the fire departments signed with Cal Fire’s Nevada-Yuba-Placer Unit. The agreement allows state resources to respond, on initial dispatch, to any fire incident within the city limits of Grass Valley and Nevada City, Grass Valley/Nevada City Fire Division Chief Sam Goodspeed said.
- PUB DATE: 9/17/2019 6:47:15 PM - SOURCE: Grass Valley Union
Lompoc firefighters help Southern California firefighters on frontlines of Bautista Fire
Tue, 17 Sep 2019 16:42:46 -0700
Firefighters from the Central Coast responded to a wildfire in Southern California Tuesday. The Lompoc Fire Department tweeted Tuesday morning that an engine from the city's fire department was assigned to a strike team to respond to the Bautista Fire burning in the San Bernardino National Forest. As of last update, the fire had burned 163 acres.
- PUB DATE: 9/17/2019 4:42:46 PM - SOURCE: KEYT-TV ABC 3 Santa Barbara
Fortuna Police Chief presents plaque to Fortuna Volunteer Firefighters
Wed, 18 Sep 2019 07:06:23 -0700
Fortuna Police Chief Bill Dobberstein presented a plaque, praising the Fortuna Volunteer Firefighters, at Monday night’s city council meeting. Monday evening, members of the Fortuna Volunteer Fire Department was pleasantly surprised as they received a plaque for all the work the department does within the community.
- PUB DATE: 9/18/2019 7:06:23 AM - SOURCE: KIEM-TV NBC 3 Eureka
Climate Change: A growing wildfire season
Wed, 18 Sep 2019 08:31:16 -0700
10news continues the discussion of climate change ahead of next week's United Nations Climate Summit, with a focus on something San Diegans know all too well: wildfires. Climate change is increasing temperatures and decreasing precipitation which is increasing the frequency and intensity of extreme fire events.
- PUB DATE: 9/18/2019 8:31:16 AM - SOURCE: KGTV-TV ABC 10 San Diego
The Walker Fire, California's largest wildfire in 2019, is visible from space
Mon, 16 Sep 2019 11:37:02 -0700
Since Sept. 4, the Walker Fire has grown to consume over 50,000 acres, making it the largest wildfire in California this year. As of Sunday afternoon, the fire had grown to 53,186 acres and was at 67% containment, according to InciWeb. The fire has charred parts of the Plumas National Forest, about 11 miles east of Taylorsville, California.
- PUB DATE: 9/16/2019 11:37:02 AM - SOURCE: ABC News 10 Sacramento
Resident credits rain and quick response of firefighters on Bar Fire in Siskiyou County
Tue, 17 Sep 2019 00:00:00 -0700
VIDEO: Evacuations orders were lifted about 7p.m. Sunday for people living near a wildfire burning in Siskiyou County, California. According to the U.S. Forest Service, the Bar Fire, as it is called, is 30 acres and growing Sunday evening. Firefighters are responding to the fire in the Mill Creek Drainage.
- PUB DATE: 9/17/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KTVL-TV CBS News 10
Searching for the dead: How the Camp Fire victims were found
Tue, 17 Sep 2019 09:06:37 -0700
From the beginning, Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea knew that he was dealing with an extraordinarily dangerous situation. As the flames of the Camp Fire tore through Paradise, he was focused on the chaos, he said, but in the back of his mind, there was the very serious concern that lives would be lost.
- PUB DATE: 9/17/2019 9:06:37 AM - SOURCE: ABC 10 News Sacramento
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