Emeryville, CA Accidents

Update: Firefighters quickly control 2-alarm fire at vacant restaurant in Pittsburg

PITTSBURG – Firefighters in Pittsburg on Tuesday quickly controlled a fire that broke out at a vacant commercial building that once housed a restaurant.Around 11:40 a.m., the Contra Costa County Fire Department said the fire was burning at a structure on the 2900 block of Harbor Street, not far from Highway 4. The fire had grown to two alarms.Less than an hour later, firefighters said the fire was out and the building was searched. No injuries were reported.In an update Tuesday afternoon, investigators said they have determined the fire began in a storeroom. Investigators could not rule out a possible cooking fire as a cause and that homeless people were reported inside the restaurant shortly before the fire.Contra Costa firefighters said the location has seen "considerable homeless activity," which included another fire over the weekend.   
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Brush fire sparks in Mill Valley

MILL VALLEY, Calif. (KRON) — A brush fire in Mill Valley on Tuesday afternoon has police encouraging drivers to avoid Camino Alto Grade, according to a Nixle release from Mill Valley Police Department. As of 2:30 p.m. people on the west side of Camino Alto in Corte Madera are asked to shelter in place. Southern […]

1 dead in Fremont crash between tanker truck and vehicle

FREMONT -- A crash between a tanker truck and a passenger vehicle in Fremont early Monday morning left one person dead, police said.The crash happened at about 4:15 a.m. at the intersection of Stewart Avenue and Boyce Road, west of Interstate Highway 880 and about 0.7 mile north of Auto Mall Parkway. Fremont police said a passenger vehicle was traveling heading west on Stewart Ave and as it entered Boyce Road, the vehicle collided with the tanker which was heading north on Boyce Road. Three people were in the passenger vehicle, and one of them died in the crash, police said. The coroner's office withheld the victim's identity until family members were notified. No other injuries were reported. Police said the tanker truck driver remained at the crash scene and cooperated with the investigation.Police did not say whether excess speed, alcohol or drugs were factors in the collision. Witnesses or persons with informaiton on the crash were asked to contact Officer Vincent Montojo at or Officer LanTran at, or by calling Fremont Police Department at (510) 790-6800. Anonymous tips can be sent by text to "Tip FremontPD" followed by short message to 888-777, and at 
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Fire Damages Commercial Structure in Pittsburg

Crews were able to control a second alarm structure fire in Pittsburg Tuesday, officials confirmed. The flames began in a vacant restaurant on the 290 block of Harbor Street. Officials said no injuries were reported. In a tweet, Contra Costa Fire officials said the building has seen "considerable homeless activity...

Vehicle fire spreads to 4-alarm vegetation fire off Highway 580 in Oakland

OAKLAND -- It took less than two hours for fire crews to contain a fast-moving vegetation fire burning next to Interstate Highway 580 in Oakland Monday evening. The blaze, sparked by a vehicle fire, came within 30 to 40 yards from homes.The Oakland Fire Department said a truck caught fire at about 6:18 p.m. near the Edwards Ave. exit and the flames raced up the hillside to the Leona Quarry. The department tweeted about the vegetation fire at 6:47 p.m., saying it was burning along the westbound side of the I-580.Two minutes following the original tweet, the fire department said the incident had moved a third alarm. By 7:11 p.m., the fire had moved to a fourth alarm.The fire was contained as of 7:29 p.m. and crews were continuing to put out hot spots, the fire department said.The California Highway Patrol provided traffic support and a Sigalert was issued at 7:30 p.m., closing the third and fourth lanes of westbound I-580 near the Edwards Avenue exit. The occupants of the burning vehicle were able to get out safely. No injuries were reported and no structures were threatened. 

Vacant restaurant in Pittsburg ‘extensively’ damaged after fire

PITTSBURG, Calif. (KRON) — A vacant restaurant in Pittsburg is damaged after a two-alarm fire Tuesday afternoon, the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District announced on Twitter. The fire broke out on the 2900 block of Harbor Street where the property was “extensively” damaged. The fire is...

Bay Area family sent to hospital after crash in Glenn County

WILLOWS, Calif. — Three people from the Bay Area were sent to the hospital following a crash in Glenn County late Friday night, according to the California Highway Patrol. The CHP says 37-year-old Jose Jimenez Prieto, from San Francisco, was driving north on Interstate 5 near County Road 60, just south of Willows, with two kids in the car. They say he was driving at about 75 miles per hour when he drove into the median.

Woman, child hit by driver in North Berkeley crosswalk

A driver hit a woman and her 7-year-old son Friday morning while they were using a crosswalk to cross Cedar Street near Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School in North Berkeley. Both are recovering with only minor injuries, according to community members and Berkeley police. Berkeley police responded at 8:30...

Cause of last night’s Oakland hills fire: a burning truck on I-580

A fire spread uphill at 6 p.m. on Monday along I-580 westbound near the Seminary Avenue off-ramp, causing evacuations from nearby homes, gridlock on the freeway, and prompting a rushed response from the Oakland Fire Department to contain the flames in a heavily forested area. Monday night’s fire was caused...

Car Crash at Castro Valley Trader Joe’s Injures Eight

Multiple Redwood Road Accident Injuries Occur When Driver Crashes Into Building. Eight people suffered injuries recently after the driver of a vehicle lost control and caused a car crash into a Castro Valley Trader Joe’s. The accident occurred along Redwood Road near the intersection with Grove Way. According to the California Highway Patrol (CHP) incident report, a male driver, 88, was in a Toyota Avalon, and his vehicle passed through the store entrance, ending up in the checkout lanes. Some of the people were injured by the vehicle, while others were struck by debris.

Fremont collision with big-rig leaves one dead

FREMONT, Calif. (BCN) — One person is dead following a collision involving a big-rig early Monday morning in Fremont, police said. Officers were sent at 4:15 a.m. to Stewart Avenue and Boyce Road for a collision. A passenger vehicle was traveling west on Stewart Avenue and as it entered the intersection it collided with a […]

Fire damage caused by electrical malfunction won’t interrupt Meals on Wheels deliveries

A weekend fire that damaged the Walnut Creek headquarters of Meals on Wheels Diablo Region won’t impact meal deliveries, the group said this week. But the offices will be closed for the foreseeable future, thanks to smoke, water and fire damage, executive director Caitlin Sly said. The group said the fire that erupted early Saturday was likely caused by a faulty light panel.