Dry thunder and lightning expected in Berkeley and the East Bay beginning Thursday evening could cause wildfires in the hills, the National Weather Service advised in a Red Flag warning.
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.
Bay Area fire officials and weather experts say getting residents to take the alerts seriously is an ongoing challenge — and has never been so important.
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.
“The fire has crested over the hill and is coming down towards the camp,” the city’s parks director said Monday afternoon.
Berkeleyside announces the winner of its first ever wildfire preparation photo contest.
Air quality is expected to be unhealthy for sensitive groups in much of the Bay Area, and unhealthy for everyone at higher elevations.
Submissions are due Monday. Snap a picture of your ‘go bag’ and tell us how you chose to pack it.
Multiple wildfires are burning in Oregon and Northern California, causing smoke impacts throughout the state.
An air quality advisory has been issued for smoke from Northern California wildfires.