When wildfires burn in your area, they produce smoke that may reach your community. Wildfire smoke is a mixture of gases and fine particles from burning trees and other plant materials. This smoke can hurt your eyes, irritate your respiratory system, and worsen chronic heart and lung diseases. Who is at greatest risk from wildfire smoke? People who have heart or lung diseases, like heart disease, chest pain, lung disease, or asthma, are at higher risk from wildfire smoke. Old
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
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
Being Ready for Wildfire has never been easier with CAL FIRE’s new Ready for Wi ldfire app.. This new tool puts a whole library of step - by - step checklists in the palm of the user’s hand.. It allows homeowners to track their progress while creating Defensible Space,, hardening their homes with fire - resistant construction,, assembling an em ergency supply kit and creating a family communication and evacuation plan.. App users,, with the tap of a finger,, can check off eac
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