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1. 2018-01-30 Firefighters battle toxic smoke from Richmond scrap metal fire Sims Metal Management, Richmond
C. 2017-10-11 Smoky skies force cancellation of 80 flights at SFO SFO
3. 2017-10-08 50 to 100 cars and 2 houses burn in junkyard blaze 800 Green Island Road, American Canyon, Napa
4. 2017-07-11 Fire at San Leandro salvage yard under control after hours Doolittle Drive and Davis Street, San Leandro
F. 2017-07-08 2-alarm grass fire burning in Rodeo Rodeo
6. 2017-06-16 4-alarm warehouse fire sends cloud of smoke over San Francisco 1300 Donner Street, SF Bayview
H. 2017-06-16 Big rig truck fire on Berkeley freeway causes lingering traffic problems Berkeley
I. 2017-05-19 San Jose family safely escapes from burning home Summer Street and South Jackson Avenue, East San Jose
2017-05-05 Refinery power failure causes flaring, smoke, evacuations Valero Refinery, Benicia

50 to 100 cars and 2 houses burn in junkyard blaze   A fire ripped through a sprawling scrap yard sending plumes of black smoke into the air that was visible as far away as Oakland 4-alarm warehouse fire sends cloud of smoke over San Francisco   Firefighters battled the blaze inside the 5,000 square foot single story warehouse, and a shelter in place order was made around 2:20 p   Refinery power failure causes flaring, smoke, evacuations Map of Valero Refinery Benicia
Firefighters battle toxic smoke from Richmond scrap metal fire   A large scrap metal fire is sending a plume of toxic smoke across the East Bay. Heavy equipment pulled piles of debris away from a fire   Smoky skies force cancellation of 80 flights at SFO
Jan.30   Richmond

year 2017 Top ^

Oct.11   SFO
  Airlines have canceled 80 flights at San Francisco International as a result of reduced visibility caused by smoke from wildfires burning in the North Bay
Oct.8   Napa  
Jul.11  San Leandro  Fire at San Leandro salvage yard under control after hours
Jul.8  Rodeo  2-alarm grass fire burning in Rodeo
Jun.16   SF Bayview  
 Highway 80  Big rig truck fire on Berkeley freeway causes lingering traffic problems
May.19  East San Jose  San Jose family safely escapes from burning home
May.5   Benicia
  Plumes of black smoke are prompting the evacuation of a nearby industrial park and shelter-in-place orders at two elementary schools

Mar.5   Vallejo
Mar.4  Fruitvale  Ghost Ship fire victims died of smoke inhalation

year 2016 Top ^

Dec.19  Concord  8 units damaged in Concord apartment fire
Dec.17   Richmond
Aug.19  Bay Area  Smoke from nearby wildfires filtering into Bay Area
Jul.30  Walnut Creek  Walnut Creek BART station reopens after fire on track
Jul.27   Bay Area  
Jul.19  Candlestick  Brush fire near Candlestick causes heavy smoke
Jul.8   Newark
May.21  Antioch  2 treated for smoke inhalation, 25 displaced in Antioch fire
May.9  SJC  SFO-bound plane makes emergency landing in San Jose
Apr.30  East Oakland  Pier on fire in Oakland sends towering smoke plume over East Bay
Apr.21  SF Mission  Fire damages 2 apartment buildings in SF’s Mission District
Mar.30   South San Jose  
  A large garbage fire that produced a heavy column of smoke just outside a storage warehouse of the SJ Police Department on Wednesday morning
Feb.29   South of Market Fire damages gas station and shuttle bus in SF’s SoMa area

year 2015 Top ^

Nov.26   Concord   2-alarm fire at Concord furniture store under control
Map of Diamond Way and Challenge Drive Concord
  The fire in the store was first reported around 7:10 p.m., and smoke and flames were already visible from some distance away
Nov.8   SF Mission 3-alarm fire in Mission District sends up towering plume of smoke Sep.19   Bay Area ‘Spare the Air’ day Sunday Aug.16   Oakland Downtown   More record-busting heat throughout the Bay Area  Smoke from wildfires burning around the state continued to drift into the area, causing hazy skies. Downtown Oakland hit 93 degrees, SFO- 92 Aug.15   Bay Area Residents Smelling Smoke From Northern Wildfires
  Police and fire departments from across the Bay Area were inundated with 911 calls, with people saying they were smelling and seeing smoke
Jul.4   Highway 680 Firefighters battle grass fire alongside I-680
Jul.3   East San Jose Off-duty San Jose firefighter saves people from house fire May.20   East Oakland   Couple die in East Oakland kitchen fire   The fire burned a home in the Webster neighborhood around 7 p.m. The caretaker is in grave condition, all overcome by smoke May.3   West San Francisco No injury in fire that destroyed San Francisco tour bus
Map of Haight-Ashbury San Francisco  The driver and passengers were able to get off the bus without injury. Photos show the bus fully engulfed in orange flames and billowing smoke Apr.15  San Jose Downtown  One person died in fire in bedroom of home Mar.24   East San Jose   Roof collapses at 2-alarm garage fire, 4 displaced
  Arriving crews found heavy fire and smoke coming from the garage of a one-story, single-family dwelling
Feb.28   South San Jose Firefighter suffered shoulder injury in apartment fire
 East Oakland  Firefighters contain Oakland warehouse fire Feb.14   North San Jose   San Jose fire destroys classic cars   A tireless, incessant fire engulfed a shop in industrial zone, sending a column of acrid smoke high into the morning sky and prompting evacu... Feb.10   San Rafael   Firefighters knock down fire at San Rafael Safeway Map of 950 Las Gallinas Ave San Rafael  The blaze broke out in a trailer parked outside the store at about 11:30 p.m. The fire spread to the exterior of the store and caused smoke to waft insid Jan.9   Bay Area   Winter Spare the Air Alert in effect through Saturday  First-time violators will receive a $100 fine or have the option of reading about and then being tested on the health hazards of wood smoke

year 2014 Top ^

Dec.4   West San Jose     One displaced after two-alarm fire at apartment   Firefighters arrived to 'jet-black' smoke and flames emanating from a second-story unit and brought it under control within about 30 minutes Nov.27   SF Bayview Woman suffered smoke inhalation in fire at warehouse
Map of Cargo Way and Third Street San Francisco
  A woman suffered smoke inhalation in a one-alarm fire at an abandoned warehouse in SF Hunters Point neighborhood around 7:15 a.m.
Nov.24   Campbell   Fire destroyed spa and massage parlor Map of 2210 S Bascom Ave Campbell  A two-alarm fire Saturday afternoon in Campbell destroyed LT Day Spa. There was extensive fire and smoke damage throughout the building Nov.20   East San Jose As home burns, 3 people jump onto mattress from window Map of Palacio Espada Court San Jose
  As smoke billowed from a burning couch downstairs, three people escaped a townhome by leaping from a second-story window onto a mattress
Nov.16   San Jose Downtown   4-alarm blaze burns San Jose church  The fire broke out around 2:20 p.m. at Holy Cross Parish; flames sent a large plume of smoke billowing from the top of the building Nov.9   Antioch   Family woke to smoke alarm   A family was sleeping Sunday morning when a fire broke out at their residence on Buffalo Court; the family's pet rat was also saved Jul.24  Highway 280  Brush fire in Woodside burning along I-280 Jul.7   Los Gatos 2-alarm fire at Manresa restaurant Jun.1   Milpitas   Firefighters rescue person trapped in burning apartment Map of 500 Penitencia Street Milpitas
  When firefighters arrived at the apartment, a resident told them someone was possibly trapped inside. Firefighters encountered heavy smoke
May.29   North San Jose   Fire destroys trailer near train tracks Map of Old Oakland and Brokaw roads San Jose  A fire is putting off a huge plume of smoke in the area. Family members were burned out of the unit, which was completely destroyed May.28   Highway 80 Multiple brush fires near I-780 and I-80 May.11   North San Jose Firefighters busy working to put out fire at a landfill Apr.13   San Jose Downtown Two firefighters injured battling five-alarm fire in San Jose Map of Park Avenue and S Montgomery Street San Jose
  The fire started at about 3:10 p.m. in a former television station. At its peak, the smoke could be seen as far as Great America Parkway
  Berkeley Investigators work to determine cause of 5-alarm Berkeley fire Apr.12  Berkeley  Firefighters battling major warehouse fire in Berkeley Feb.27   OAK   Delta flight evacuates at Oakland Airport due to smoke
  Delta connection Flight 4454 had to make an emergency evacuation at the gate after it safely landed because of smoke in the plane
Jan.19  South San Jose  Firefighters extinguish three-alarm fire Jan.17   Redwood City   Huge cloud of smoke from six-alarm fire Map of 894 Douglas Ave Redwood City  A six-alarm fire tore through FMW machine shop in Redwood City on Friday morning, sending up a cloud of smoke visible across the Peninsula Jan.15   Antioch     3 homes burned in Kimball Island brush fire   Plumes of smoke from the blaze were visible in Antioch. Three homes, several outbuildings and 40-50 acres were burned Jan.10  Walnut Creek  One killed in two-alarm house fire

year 2013 Top ^

Dec.17   Redwood City   Advisory issued for Redwood City plant fire
Map of Seaport Boulevard Redwood City
  Firefighters have contained a blaze at the Sims Metal Management Yard. It started in a pile of appliances and smoke is moving in a southerly direction
Dec.11   Concord Four-alarm warehouse fire in Concord investigated Dec.9   Candlestick   Recology plant fire creates heavy smoke near Candlestick
  A fire at the Recology recycling center in San Francisco is causing a lot of smoke along Highway 101, near Candlestick Park
Nov.10   Redwood City Redwood City fire sends smoke over wide area
Nov.1   Highway 24 Drivers flee as car fills Caldecott Tunnel with smoke Oct.23   Orinda Fire forces evacuation of BART train at Orinda Map of Orinda BART station Orinda  A fire erupted under a commuter train during the evening commute, sending smoke throughout a Bay Area Rapid Transit station Oct.6  Petaluma  One injured, five displaced in 2-alarm Petaluma house fire Oct.4   Bay Area Solano County grass fire prompts Bay Area smoke advisory   Martinez     Brush fire near Tesoro Refinery in Martinez Map of Solano Way Martinez
  It started around one this morning in a wild land area on Solano Way north of Highway 4. Smoke and flames could be seen in a wide area
  Napa   Napa fire that sent smoke south largely contained Map of Lake Berryessa Napa
  A wildfire that burned 500 acres near Lake Berryessa in Napa County and sent smoke wafting as far south as the Putah Fire was 75 percent contained
Sep.18   East San Jose   Woman hospitalized after San Jose house fire Map of 3400 Tokay Court San Jose
  An elderly woman suffering from smoke inhalation was transported to the hospital following a one-alarm house fire
Sep.9   Mount Diablo Park Wildfire on Mount Diablo grows to 3,718 acres Sep.7   South SF Crews contain 4-alarm grass fire on San Bruno Mt Aug.30   North San Jose Grandmother critically injured in SJ house fire Aug.9   Treasure Island 4 SF firefighters hurt in Treasure Island fire Jul.29   Mill Valley   Two-alarm fire at Evo Spa in Mill Valley Map of Redwood Highway Frontage Road Mill Valley
  The fire started around 3:30 this morning in a back room. The spa suffered lots of water and smoke damage
Jul.24   Highway 101     Brush fire burning in field near Highway 101 Map of N 1st Street and Component Drive San Jose
  The fire was reported just after 6 p.m. and quickly went to one-alarm. It created a lot of smoke that was seen by residents and motorists
Jul.12   SFO     Smoke billows from Asiana wreckage overnight
  The thick white smoke could be seen as crews worked to move debris from the plane caused by metal friction as crews cut the plane
Jun.18   SF Tenderloin   Fire erupts on rooftop of Tenderloin hotel  A 2-alarm fire started by a barbecue on the roof of the Senator Hotel shot dramatic flames into the sky and sent billows of smoke over the neighborhood May.28   Antioch   Two-alarm fire destroys five businesses   Five small businesses went up in smoke at a strip mall dealing a big blow to the owners and the community   SJC   Plane returns to airport after reports of smoke in cockpit
  A US Airways flight 517, an Airbus 319, bound for Phoenix had to turn land shortly after leaving after crew members saw smoke in the cockpit
May.25   Highway 580   Wildfire near Interstate 580 in Livermore now contained
Map of Interstate 580 Livermore
  Firefighters shut down part of the freeway near Altamont Pass Road because of thick smoke. The fire jumped the freeway at one point
May.23   Pinole   Man escapes early morning house fire in Pinole Map of 1491 Wallace Court Pinole  A 40-year-old Pinole man awoke to smell smoke inside his residence and was able to escape with his life was not injured May.6   South San Jose 3 people injured in fire at large San Jose apartment complex May.3   East San Jose Grass fire burns 30 acres near Eastridge Mall in SJ Mar.30   Concord 10 bulldogs rescued from Concord house fire Map of Hillsborough Drive Concord
   Firefighters were called to a home on Hillsborough Drive around 6:30 p.m. They found a small fire, a bunch of smoke, and several bulldogs
Feb.11   San Jose   Smoky fire at construction yard knocked down Map of 1400 Felipe Avenue San Jose
  A fire at Amland Corporation sent up a dramatic column of smoke near 280 and 101 interchange, but no structures were involved

year 2012 Top ^

Dec.3   Concord   Concord 2-alarm house fire extinguished
Map of 820 Ridge Drive Concord
  The fire was reported at 4:03 p.m. The house sits high on a ridge, making smoke from the fire visible to most of central Contra Costa County
Sep.29   San Jose Downtown   Fire destroyes warehouse in San Jose Map of 10th and Hedding Streets San Jose
  The fire, reported at 2:22 p.m., was sending a large column of smoke into the air by the time firefighters were called
Sep.25   South SF   Four injured from house fire
Map of Grand and Chestnut Avenues South SF
  A police officer and three residents are being treated for smoke inhalation. The fire was pinpointed to the back of the home
Sep.13   Oakland Hills   Two-alarm fire damages Oakland Hills home   It turned the house on Norfolk Road into a chimney, with smoke billowing out. The home belongs to a UC Berkeley professor Aug.15   Martinez     Shell investigates flaring incident at Martinez refinery Map of Shell refinery Martinez  A leak of butane and propane gas caused a plume of black smoke. Officials say the smoke was not caused by a fire, but by a flare Aug.6   Richmond Massive fire at Chevron refinery fully contained   Richmond   Fire at Chevron refinery in Richmond Map of 841 Chevron Way Richmond
  The fire is spewing thick black smoke into the sky. A shelter-in-place order was put in place for Richmond, North Richmond and San Pablo
 The sirens alerted residents to stay indoors and turn off air conditioner and vents to prevent breathing in tainted air
Jun.29  SF Tenderloin  3-alarm fire hits Tenderloin residential building Jun.24   Highway 101     Brush fire burns along Highway 101 in SF Map of Silver Avenue San Francisco
  A large brush fire burned along Highway 101 near Sliver Avenue. The fire gave off a lot of smoke that billowed over the freeway
Jun.20   SF Downtown   Blaze damages pier central to America's Cup Map of Pier 29 San Francisco  A waterfront building being converted for next year's yacht race was severely damaged by a fire that spewed thick smoke over the bay Apr.28   San Leandro   2-alarm fire damages home near San Leandro Map of 2135 Pico Place San Leandro
  Heavy smoke and flames were visible from miles away. The fire was contained within about 45 minutes
Feb.10   Vallejo House involved in standoff catches fire   SWAT teams had fired 12-15 smoke grenades or tear gas canisters into the house shortly before the fire began Feb.5   Vallejo Huge warehouse burns on Mare Island Jan.9   Alum Rock   3-alarm fire in SJ injures five, displaces 16 Map of Madden Avenue and North Capitol Avenue San Jose
  The fire completely destroyed four units of the eight-unit building, and left the other apartments with smoke and fire damage
 Senior assisted living facility

year 2011 Top ^

Nov.3   San Rafael   1 injured in 3-alarm San Rafael condo fire
Map of 123 Knollwood Drive San Rafael  A three-alarm fire at five-unit condo building sent one person to the hospital with smoke inhalation Sep.14   North San Jose 2 injured in 3-alarm condo fire Jul.19   SF Mission 35 arrested in protest over police shooting Jun.10   SFO United flight makes emergency landing  A United Airlines passenger flight 479 made an emergency landing after smoke was reported in the cabin May.2   Redwood City   Smoky fire at asphalt plant Map of Blomquist Street Redwood City
  Hot oil burst into flames this afternoon in a loading tank at the Graniterock asphalt company, sending plumes of black smoke into the air
Mar.27   Pittsburg   Three people injured in house fire Map of East 12th Street Pittsburg
  A passerby, who noticed smoke coming from the home and heard pleas coming from inside, helped the people escape
Feb.3   Oakland City Hall Oakland's pot plan goes up in smoke

year 2010 Top ^

Dec.27  Walnut Creek  Fire claims life of elderly man, cat Nov.10   Martinez Refinery sending thick smoke into air
Oct.4  East Oakland  City leaders attend reopening of pot store Sep.17   SFO   Plane Lands After Smoke In Cabin
  A US Airways flight from Phoenix to Hawaii has landed safely at SFO after the pilot declared an emergency because of smoke in the cockpit
Aug.14  SF Mission  130 firefighters extinguished 3-alarm blaze Jun.26   UC Berkeley   2 Injured, 100+ Displaced By Dorm Fire   Firefighters responded about 4:55 a.m. to reports of smoke in Ehrman Hall, a University of California dorm located near campus May.30   South San Jose   3-alarm fire at self-storage business   The fire was reported at 6:59 p.m. at Bay Area Self Storage. Because of heavy smoke from the fire, authorities issued a shelter-in-place war... May.17   Oakley   2 Injured In 3-Alarm CoCo County Fire
Map of 4100 Knightsen Avenue Knightsen Oakley
  A fire destroyed a house in Knightsen and sent two people to the hospital for treatment of smoke inhalation
Feb.8  North San Jose  Fire broke out at abandoned warehouse

year 2009 Top ^

Sep.2   San Jose   Brush Fire Fills South Bay Sky With Smoke
  A fire that burned on Communication Hill near state Highway 87 filled the sky with smoke that could be seen for miles
Jul.12  Richmond  City Bans Smoking In Apartments, Condos Jun.21   Visitacion Valley 8 Hurt In Apartment Fire
Jun.5   SF Tenderloin Underground Blast Shakes Tenderloin   A blast in an underground vault sent toxic, black smoke and flames pouring out of a manhole and cut power to 8,800 homes and businesses Apr.8   West Oakland   Smoky, Stubborn Fire At Snitzer Steel Map of 1101 Embarcadero West Oakland
  The two-alarm blaze spread a large cloud of smoke across much of the East Bay. It took firefighters about 2 hours to put it down
Mar.29   Concord   Apt. Bldg. Fire Injures 3, Torches Cars Map of 3200 Northwood Drive Concord
  A two-alarm blaze hospitalized three people with smoke inhalation and kept fire crews at the scene for about four hours
Jan.27   Rodeo   Junkyard Fire Causes Big Smoke Plume
  The blaze sent a huge column of thick, black smoke into the sky. The plume was seen over a wide portion of the Bay Area

year 2008 Top ^

Dec.28   San Anselmo     1 Dead In Apartment Fire
Map of 1355 Sir Francis Drake Blvd San Anselmo
  Authorities managed to assist 1 resident who left the second-story unit; heavy smoke and flames prevented officers from entering the unit
Jun.26   Bay Area Smoke Invades Bay Area
  Smoke from the hundreds of wildfires burning throughout N. California made the sun appear pink as it rose and has caused health concerns May.16   Novato   3-Alarm Fire Burns Abandoned Warehouse   Firefighters were able to control the fire at Hamilton Air Force Base in about an hour. The building spewed a lot of smoke

year 2007 Top ^

Dec.27   San Mateo     Apartment Fire Causes $200K In Damage
Map of 30 Borel Ave San Mateo  A two-alarm fire likely started when items placed on top of a heater vent ignited. Cop driving on 92 spotted smoke and alerted the fire department Dec.4  Los Gatos  Fire destroys daycare center Oct.15   East San Jose   Home Under Renovation Destroyed In Fire   The single-story house was engulfed in smoke when firefighters arrived just before 4:30 a.m. Oct.9   Belmont   Town Approves Controversial Smoking Ban  The City Council adopted on a 3-2 vote a landmark ordinance regulating secondhand smoke in the city Sep.6   Bay Area Plumas Fire Causes Hazy Bay Area Sky
  The fires in Santa Clara County and in Plumas County produced large amounts of smoke and ash Jun.25  Palo Alto  Fire Burns 130 Acres Near University Jun.21  Treasure Island  Fire Burns Warehouse Jun.7   SF Bayview   Fatality in 2-alarm fire   Arriving officers found heavy smoke coming from a two-story residential flat. The victim was found inside the building Jun.5   SF Downtown   Officials Investigating BART Smoke Cause
  The smoke near the underground station at the Embarcadero forced evacuations on trains and caused significant delays
May.22   Martinez Electrical Box Blows Up At Courthouse
May.16   San Jose Downtown   2 Injured In Apartment Fire Map of 368 N Fourth St San Jose
  Firefighters have knocked down the flames of a 2-alarm fire that sent 2 victims to the hospital with smoke inhalation
May.12   West Oakland   Faulty Wiring May Sparked Apartment Fire Map of 2505 San Pablo Ave Oakland
  3-alarm fire was burning at a 14-unit three-story building. Extensive smoke and fire damage rendered all 14 units uninhabitable
Apr.8   Redwood City   Scrap Yard Fire Finally Put Out Map of 699 Seaport Blvd Redwood City  A pile of shredded automobiles that burned and unleashed a plume of heavy smoke over the city for nearly a day Apr.7   Redwood City Alert: Avoid Scrap Yard Fire Smoke Mar.18   Sunnyvale   2-alarm fire at 2-story condo Map of 553 Manet Terrace Sunnyvale
  The upstairs unit sustained heavy smoke and fire damage
Feb.11   San Leandro   2 people injured in fire   One man suffered burns to 55% of his body and a woman was sent to ahospital for smoke inhalation

year 2006 Top ^

Dec.8   Walnut Creek 2 Dead In House Fire
Dec.6   South San Jose Firefighters, Residents Hurt In House Fire Sep.22   Napa Wildfire Prompts Air Quality Advisory  Napa County advised people with respiratory disease to avoid outdoor activity because of smoke from the 400-acre fire Jul.11  Santa Clara  Four-Alarm Fire Smolders Jul.9  San Bruno  Two Killed in Fire May.15  SFO  Plane Lands After Smoke Onboard May.3   Sonoma County   Asthma Epidemic Strikes County Children  Nearly 1 in 5 Sonoma County children suffer from asthma exacerbated by high pollen counts, smoke from tobacco

year 2005 Top ^

Oct.12  Vallejo  Millions Worth Of Wine Go Up In Smoke Oct.7   Santa Rosa   Fire death in mobile home
  The absence of a working smoke alarm may have contributed to the death of 53-year-old Donna Lazzini
Oct.3   Antioch   Fire displaced at least 15 people
  One resident suffered from smoke inhalation
Jul.28  OAK  FedEx Emergency Landing Closes Airport Jul.15   Fremont   Single Family Home Burns Down
  The fire had spread through most of the building and smoke was covering the neighborhood
May.23   Antioch Ten Barges Burn in Delta
  The fiberglass barges caught fire near Sherman Island sending huge plumes of thick black smoke into the air
Mar.13   San Francisco   27 residents displaced, including 6 children
  Two people were treated for smoke inhalation after a two-alarm fire in an apartment building
Feb.22  Mountain View  Hospital Patients Evacuated in Smoky Fire Jan.23   Pleasanton Fire gutting school computer lab probed
  San Jose   Family of 8 displaced by fire
  The family did not have a functional smoke alarm
Jan.7  Los Gatos  Huge Explosion Injures Two

year 2004 Top ^

Dec.19   East Oakland   5 injuried after fire
  3 of the victims suffered from smoke inhalation. They are exiting the two-story building through windows
Nov.28   Concord   Person sent to hospital after fire
  When fire crews arrived on scene they found heavy smoke and flames
Nov.14   North Oakland   3 people injured in apartment fire
  2 people suffered smoke inhalation and one person suffered burns in the one-alarm fire
Oct.30   Martinez   Plume Escapes from Refinery  Steam and smoke from the Tesoro Refinery was caused by the restarting of one of the facility’s units Oct.25   Pleasant Hill   69-year-old man died in fire
  Richard Wallace Tammen had no burns on his body and appears to have died from smoke inhalation Oct.21   Santa Rosa 4 residents escapes arson fire
  Working smoke detectors and an escape plan helped the residents of a duplex flee
Oct.14   Carquinez Bridge   Cabin cruiser boat destroyed by fire
  The fire near the Carquinez Bridge emitted smoke seen for miles
Oct.12   Bay Area Bay Area Skies Filled with Smoke and Haze  A fast-moving Rumsey wildfire in the far reaches of the North Bay in Napa and Yolo counties   San Carlos Shelter-in-place warning after fire  Fire officials have issued the warning for people with respiratory problems after fire has continued to emit smoke Oct.11   San Carlos   4-alarm fire
  Smoke from a fire in wood lot is so pervasive, the American Red Cross has put 18 local people in hotel rooms
Sep.26   SF Tenderloin 2 Firefighters Injured Battling Fire
  The firefighters go to the hospital with electrical shock they received while in the smoke conditions
Sep.16   Santa Clara   Recycling Plant 4-Alarm Fire  The fire at the Jefferson Smurfit Recycling plant sent an 800-foot plume of smoke into the air Sep.14  SF Downtown  Smoke was reported in tube Aug.21   San Mateo   House fire alarmed airport officials
  A two-alarm fire generated enough smoke to alarm airport officials
Aug.5   Half Moon Bay   Smoke detector saved 2 lives
  A clamp lamp that was touching a couch in the home's upstairs bedroom created so much heat that the couch caught fire
Jul.15   Concord Young man and his dog die in home fire
Jun.17   Vallejo Suspicious fire at Jewish temple
  The entire temple was damaged by smoke. Investigators said that more than one crime might have occurred
May.10   Santa Clara   2-alarm fire at church damaged kitchen
  The rest of the church only received smoke damage
Apr.2   Rohnert Park   Fire destroys 2 park homes
  An off-duty Department of Public Safety officer spotted smoke and evacuated 2 dogs from one of the residences
Mar.14   Hercules   2-alarm fire labeled as suspicious
  Officers found smoke coming from the lower floors of the 3-story brick building
Mar.7   Benicia   Smoke detector saves family from fire
  A pot was left unattended and caught fire. A husband, wife and 2 kids heard the alarm and safely exited the home
  San Jose Downtown   4-alarm fire at Victorian home
  2 people were injured in the blaze, one with smoke inhalation and one with a laceration. The fire displaced 17
Mar.5   Rohnert Park   Structure fire
  2 unoccupied apartments were affected, one with water, smoke and fire damage, the other with only water damage
Feb.28   SF Tenderloin   Smoke inhalation in hotel fire; body found  A body also was found in a 3rd floor hallway, but the death was unrelated to the fire Feb.21   SF Downtown   Smoky Fire at New Federal Building
  Firefighters scrambled but the blaze turned out to be more smoke than flame
  Martinez   Billowed smoke after power outage  A Tesoro Golden Eagle Refinery that caused a community warning may be facing up to a $50,000 fine Feb.16   Foster City   Woman died in condominium fire  Rescuers are finding 40-year-old Tara Davis unconscious in a bedroom. Police officer suffered smoke inhalation Feb.9   San Jose Downtown PG & E rep. saves fire victim
  A 21-year-old David Estrella spotted a column of smoke at the recycling center and found a night watchman
Jan.19   Fremont   Fire has seriously injured woman
  Firefighters found the woman inside the house, suffering from smoke inhalation
Jan.13   Santa Rosa   Fire destroyed garage and damages home
  A fire caused extensive heat and smoke damage to a single-story wood frame home

year 2003 Top ^

Dec.5   Menlo Park   Holiday Fire Safety Demonstration
  A huge column of orange blaze and black smoke billowed out of a building and completely consumed everything inside
Sep.18   Petaluma   Structure fire
  One person reportedly suffered smoke inhalation at fire at 398 Sprauer Road west of Petaluma
Sep.17   Richmond   Fire breaks out near refinery
  A fire near Chevron refinery sent smoke into the air but was quickly extinguished by firefighters
Sep.5   Millbrae 20 birds, reptiles die in fire
  Extensive smoke from the fire killed the residents' feathered friends Jun.25   Benicia   Smoke Billows from Asphalt Plant Fire
  A massive fire at an asphalt plant sent thick black smoke billowing into the air
May.21   Napa   In critical condition after fire
  Richard Millikan, 66, remains in the intensive care unit after he inhaled smoke from a fire at his home
Apr.9   South SF   Woman dies in fire  Oscar Galeno, who lives in the house, escaped the home and was treated for smoke inhalation

year 2002 Top ^

Dec.26   East Palo Alto   13-year-old Christmas day fire victim dies
  Lucy Sanft was suffering from severe smoke inhalation after the three-alarm house fire
Dec.5   Walnut Creek   Duplex fire sent woman to hospital
  A two-alarm fire in an upscale neighborhood sent a woman to the hospital for smoke inhalation injuries
Nov.3  East San Jose  Fire's smoke killed couple Sep.12  San Carlos  3 injured, displaced in fire Jul.10  Rodeo  Refinery release Jun.14   East San Jose   Postman saves sleeping woman from fire  Letter carrier Ron Bingham helped wake up a woman on his route and got her out before the smoke and flames got to her May.18   SF Downtown Firefighters saved 84-year-old man
  Crew crawled through heavy smoke conditions into the man's bedroom and found his clothes and bedding on fire around him
Apr.24   SFO   United plane made emergency landing  United flight 62 reported the smell of smoke just prior to arrival Apr.11   Burlingame   Winning Lotto Ticket Bought  Someone bought a ticket worth $7 million at the Smoke Shop Mar.27   San Jose Fire Raises Fears of Toxic Smoke  South Bay Circuits makes circuits, there were a number of potentially hazardous chemicals Mar.18   Daly City Mother, two sons died in apartment blaze Feb.22   Mountain View   Man's dead during kitchen fire
  A messy apartment and a disengaged smoke detector are to blame for a death of Richard Strauber, 51

year 2001 Top ^

Sep.4  Benicia  Fire at cargo dock Jun.19   SF Bayview $15M award in Fatal Public Housing
  Jury found that the first floor area should have had a smoke detector but did not when families of 5 people killed
Feb.8   San Ramon   Smoke Caused By TV Film Crew
  Residents saw heavy smoke from a film crew's smoke machine and assumed a major grass fire
Jan.25   San Rafael   Fire Caused by Candles
  Candles placed too close to a window drapes. 2-alarm fire destroyed one room and caused smoke damage to a duplex

year 2000 Top ^

Dec.10   Oakland   Woman Dies in Fire
  Elderly woman was found dead in a house on Orral Street. A smoke detector was inoperative
Oct.26  Richmond  Factory fire with toxic smoke Oct.10   Oakland   3 Hurt in House Fire
  An man and his 2 children were rescued after being left unconscious by smoke as they slept
Sep.19   Livermore   Fire Displaces 4 People
  One man was taken to hospital for 2nd degree burns an smoke inhalation

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