New state laws require swift approval for many ADU projects. Should those rules be more strict in areas facing wildfire risk?
To mark the fire’s 30th anniversary, we produced a 30-minute podcast looking back at the historic blaze that forever changed how the East Bay looks at wildfires.
When Gary and I moved from Ithaca, New York, back to the Bay Area in 1990 and looked for a house, the threat of fire never crossed my mind.
A Red Flag Warning has been issued for Berkeley and the East Bay hills due to gusty offshore winds and dry conditions.
PG&E has not indicated it is planning to cut power during the wind event, but said plans could change.
How do you protect your property? What does the law require? What help is available? What if you rent? What do you need to know about fire insurance?
Ernestine Bankston, 85, was identified as the victim in the early morning fire, the coroner’s office reported.
How dangerous are wildfires? What’s the history of wildfires? What activities are dangerous during fire season? What apps can help?
During the six-month “Jordan Fire Trail Improvement” project, the trail will be closed, except on Sundays, according to the university.
One firefighter was injured during operations Tuesday but is recovering. Crews are planning to return to Berkeley soon.
Buildings have burned and been crushed by snow but there has never been a threat as large as the Caldor Fire.
Berkeley fire crews are still working to protect the facility as the Caldor Fire burns nearby and sends spot fires onto the property, Scott Ferris said late Tuesday.