In spite of red flag warnings around 1pm, a wildfire dubbed, the Park Fire sparked just off Monterey Road and Coyote Creek Golf Drive, in South San Jose. The 63-acre brush fire is racing through dry grass resulting in the temporary closure of 101 in both directions. Meanwhile in Solano County fire crews were already battling another fast moving brush fire that broke out around 11am and scorched hundreds of acres of land. Surprisingly, despite being 100 miles away, this fire
State law requires verification of proper installation of smoke and carbon monoxide alarms whenever a building permit is obtained for any alteration on a residential property. The Affidavit of Smoke Alarm and Carbon Monoxide Alarm Installation form enables a property owner or licensed contractor to self-certify that requirements for these alarms have been met when the building permit is for a project that does not require a building inspector to enter the dwelling to conduct
Just before 2pm neighbors called 911 and reported smoke coming from 370 Page St; responding fire fighters discovered one rear residential unit in flames with the fire starting to spread to a neighboring unit, and threatening 5-6 other structures. Local streets were shut down for 2 hours as San Jose Fire worked to contain the fire and prevent it from damaging any adjacent structures, but at least one family and their pets are now displaced and looking for a new place to live.
The month of September is National Preparedness Month and a time to think about what we need to do to get prepared for disasters and emergencies. For a month-by-month approach to getting prepared, check out the County Office of Emergency Services' Twelve Month Emergency Preparedness Calendar. Every month focuses on just one aspect of getting prepared -- and breaks it down into small, easily doable steps. September's theme is: Being informed. You can download a fact sheet that
The National Weather Service issues Red Flag Warnings & Fire Weather Watches to alert fire departments of the onset, or possible onset, of critical weather and dry conditions that could lead to rapid or dramatic increases in wildfire activity.
A Red Flag Warning is issued for weather events which may result in extreme fire behavior that will occur within 24 hours. A Fire Weather Watch is issued when weather conditions could exist in the next 12-72 hours. A Red Flag Warning
A brush fire on southbound Interstate 280 at Meridian Avenue in San Jose has closed the off-ramp on Friday afternoon. The fire broke out at around 4:11 p.m. near the Meridian Avenue off-ramp. There are heavy smoke and fire in the area. Structures are also threatened as a result of the fire. But at around 5 p.m., firefighters tweeted the forward progress of the fire has been stopped. Drivers should expect major delays and use alternate routes.... For more information visit: ht
As of Wednesday, August 8, 2018 at 8:00 a.m. the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) Santa Clara Unit has banned all outdoor burning due to extreme fire conditions. This ban is to include all burning in the State Responsibility Areas within Santa Clara, Alameda, and Contra Costa counties and the Western portions of Stanislaus and San Joaquin counties. These restrictions will also effect the use of campfires, stoves, and smoking materials in the St
For Use By All Jurisdictions Within Santa Clara County Authority Cited: California Fire Code (CFC) (Rev. 11/12/14) These requirements apply to the use and storage of open flame cooking devices on balconies, patios, and decks of residential structures having more than two dwelling units (i.e., apartments, condominiums, and townhouses other than townhouses located on individual parcels). A. Fire Code Requirements Open-flame cooking devices such a charcoal or liquefied petroleum