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.
It’s not yet common, but in high-risk fire neighborhoods, Oakland hills residents may find that keeping their home insurance depends on how well their neighbors prune their property.
Oakland fire officials and Bay Area weather experts say getting residents to take the alerts seriously is an ongoing challenge—and has never been so important.
The herds, which are managed by the city of Oakland and East Bay Regional Park District fire departments, are nearly done with their annual munch-fest, which helps clear dry grass and debris from the East Bay hills.
About 1,500 acres of trees in the the East Bay Regional Park District have been affected by a new die-off pattern that’s seen as dangerous during fire season.
Advocates in the fire-prone hills want Oakland, Berkeley, and other agencies to team up to create a prevention plan for the region. Cost could be an obstacle.
A new evacuation software system called Zonehaven is scheduled to go live on June 15.
Drought is the likely culprit in the first die-back pattern researchers have seen in the Bay Area.
Powerful dry winds blew through the region last night and red flag conditions will continue through tomorrow, increasing fire danger.
The East Bay Regional Park District closed the parks until Friday in response to a red flag warning and high fire danger.