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Investigating blaze: Welding accident explored as spark

San Francisco Chronicle - 11 Mar 2014
Firefighters worked to stamp out the remaining hot spots Wednesday at an apartment complex that was consumed by flames in San Francisco's Mission Bay neighborhood, as investigators looked into whether welding work ignited the inferno during ...
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Phil Matier: San Francisco Fire Chief Joanne Hayes White Retiring

KCBS (blog) - 23 Oct 2018
San Francisco Fire Chief Joanne Hayes White has just announced that she's retiring after 15 years as the first woman ever to lead the department and the longest-serving big city fire chief in the country. KCBS Radio, KPIX-5, and Chronicle Insider Phil ...
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Pioneer San Francisco Fire Chief Retiring (press release) (blog) - 23 Oct 2018
Oct. 23 -- San Francisco Fire Chief Joanne Hayes-White, the first woman ever to lead the department and the longest-serving big-city fire chief in the country, told her department on Monday she's retiring. She has agreed to stay on the job until spring ...
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Overnight Fire That Burned San Jose Home Considered Suspicious

CBS San Francisco - 22 Oct 2018
The woman who lived at the home said she believes her ex-boyfriend may have started the fire. She told KPIX 5 that he was pounding on her door while she was sleeping before the fire broke out. The woman and her two dogs were able to escape, but the ...
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Suspicious 5-Alarm Fire Erupts At Oakland Townhouse Complex

CBS San Francisco - 23 Oct 2018
OAKLAND (CBS SF) — A massive 5-alarm fire raced through a three-story, under-construction townhouse complex in Oakland early Tuesday forcing the evacuation of nearby residents, authorities said. Deputy Oakland Fire Chief Nick Luby said the blaze was ...
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Cal Fire Chief Calls President Trump's Wildfire Claims 'Uninformed'

CBS San Francisco - 20 Oct 2018
SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX 5) – The head of Cal Fire spoke to KPIX 5 Friday during an exclusive sit-down interview, giving him a chance to discount President Trump's recent claims that California's destructive wildfires are a result of “incompetence” by state ...
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40 Residents Displaced by 3-Alarm Vallejo Apartment Fire

CBS San Francisco - 20 Oct 2018
VALLEJO (CBS SF) — Forty residents of an apartment complex in downtown Vallejo have been displaced following a three-alarm fire early Saturday morning, according to fire officials. The blaze was first reported at 12:38 a.m. at the Kimberly Apartments ...
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St. Anthony's Penny Pitch returns to North Beach

San Francisco Chronicle - 23 Oct 2018
Hot stuff: When 650 fans signed on for the Brennan Award Dinner honoring San Francisco Fire Department Chief Joanne Hayes-White, it became the largest-ever turnout for the annual St. Vincent de Paul Society fundraiser. So executive director Shari ...
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Suspicious New Fire Knocked Down In San Ramon

CBS San Francisco - 24 Sep 2018
SAN RAMON (CBS SF) — Crews in San Ramon appear to have knocked down a suspicious new fire Monday afternoon near the location of Sunday's fire that forced some evacuations. The fire was reported at about 2:30 p.m. in the area of Crow Canyon and ...
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2-Alarm Fire Destroys Warehouse Near Oakland Coliseum

CBS San Francisco - 10 Oct 2018
OAKLAND (CBS SF) – A massive fireball erupted at an Oakland warehouse storing painting equipment early Tuesday, turning the building located in East Oakland near the Coliseum into a pile of smoldering debris. Oakland Fire Battalion Chief Tracey Chin ...
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Escape from the fire

San Francisco Chronicle - 06 Oct 2018
There was a fire burning somewhere, she thought. Not here — maybe in a far-off place like Lake County, which was 65 miles to the north and always seemed to be aflame. Her cream-colored home on Jenna Place with the petunias out front was safe. Still ...

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