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SF Bar "Pacific Cocktail Haven" Damaged in FireSF Bar “Pacific Cocktail Haven” Damaged in Fire
By - posted 2/22/2021
Bay Area Updates, Fire Updates

Oh no… Thanks to SFGate for sharing the upsetting news that San Francisco’s beloved tropical cocktail bar, “Pacific Cocktail Haven,” was ravaged by a fire early this morning, February 22, 2021. Firefighters rushed to the one-alarm fire at the bar, and were able to contain the blaze by 4 am. Thankfully, more...

Fire Breaks Out at SoMa Venue 111 MinnaFire Breaks Out at SoMa Venue 111 Minna
By - posted 1/27/2021
Bay Area Updates, Fire Updates, Getting Help

Oh no, thanks to SFGate for letting us know that beloved SoMa art gallery and venue space 111 Minna has suffered a one-alarm fire this morning, Wednesday, January 27, 2021. The San Francisco Fire Department, Local 798, reported the blaze just after 10 am this morning. BREAKING: WORKING #FIRE BEING DECLARED AT more...

SF's Brand New Floating Fire StationSF’s Brand New Floating Fire Station
By - posted 12/5/2020
Brand New, Fire Updates, Only in San Francisco, Wow

San Francisco has a new fire station that may be the first of its kind in the world as NBC Bay Area recently reported. Firestation 35’s new two-story floating fire station is berthed at Pier 22½ just north of the Bay Bridge. The new Fireboat Station 35 started to come to life more...

20-Year Wind Event Causes East Bay Parks to Close20-Year Wind Event Causes East Bay Parks to Close
By - posted 10/25/2020
Bay Area Updates, Fire Updates, Outdoorsy, What's Closed / What's Open

Regional parks in the East Bay are closing in advance of the expected high winds for Sunday night. SF Gate reports that the wind event will likely be the biggest of the year with continual winds up to 35mph, with some gusts reaching 70mph. Take caution; the risk across the entire more...

Will Thursday End 30 Straight "Spare the Air" Days?Will Thursday End 30 Straight “Spare the Air” Days?
By - posted 9/16/2020
Fire Updates

On Monday, the Air District extended the Spare the Air Alert for wildfire smoke through Wednesday, September 16. This was the 29th and 30th consecutive Spare the Air Alert called. But in looking at the current air quality (as of 5pm on Wednesday) in which most of the Bay Area air more...

SF Opens Four "Air Respite" Centers To Escape Toxic AirSF Opens Four “Air Respite” Centers To Escape Toxic Air
By - posted 9/11/2020
Fire Updates

With the “Very Unhealthy” air quality on Friday, San Francisco has opened up four “air respite centers” today from 10am to 5:30pm. Locations are at the Main Library along with the Chinatown and Mission Bay branch libraries plus the Southeast Community Center in Bayview Main Library – 100 Larkin Street at more...

Muni is Free Today (Friday, September 11th)Muni is Free Today (Friday, September 11th)
By - posted 9/11/2020
Fire Updates

To help people have easy access to weather relief centers on a day with “very unhealthy” air quality, Muni is free on September 11, 2020. San Francisco has announced they have three “air respite centers” open on Friday from 10am to 5:30pm at the Main Library, Chinatown and Mission Bay branch more...

Toxic, Smoke-Filled Air Chokes SF & Bay AreaToxic, Smoke-Filled Air Chokes SF & Bay Area
By - posted 9/11/2020
Fire Updates

Although we figured it out just by opening our curtains and looking outside this morning, thanks to SF Gate for confirming that the air quality on Friday morning was among the worst of the entire fire season. Today’s air is considered “Very Unhealthy” throughout much of the Bay Area. Why is more...

SF's Insane Dark Orange Skies: Day Turns to NightSF’s Insane Dark Orange Skies: Day Turns to Night
By - posted 9/9/2020
Bay Area Updates, Fire Updates

Well, this is weird… this morning the street lights were on and the sky burned a dark orange as if we were on the surface of Mars. Thanks to SF Gate and SF Dept. of Emergency Management for giving us the lowdown on why day turned to night and the sky more...

California Has Seen a 2,000% Increase in Fires in 2020California Has Seen a 2,000% Increase in Fires in 2020
By - posted 9/9/2020
Fire Updates, Wow

Yes, it really has been terrible this year. The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection reports that as of Monday, September 7th, there is a nearly 2000% increase in the acres of burned by fire year-to-date from 2019. Read the daily wildfire update See the latest active fire incidents The “good” news more...

Five Ways You Can Help the Redwoods RecoverFive Ways You Can Help the Redwoods Recover
By - posted 9/1/2020
Community, Fire Updates

There are many amazing organizations who are working hard to make sure that the parks and redwoods are here for generations to come. Here is a list compiled by the California Department of Parks and Recreation of four different organizations and five funds if you’d like to support them. Related: How to more...

Big Basin Redwoods State Park: Latest Photos & Damage ReportBig Basin Redwoods State Park: Latest Photos & Damage Report
By - posted 8/31/2020
Fire Updates

Thanks to SF Gate for letting us know that California Department of Parks and Recreation provided a somewhat positive update on Friday of the damage at Big Basin Redwoods State Park. Although many structures have been destroyed, the park’s wastewater plant survived the fire undamaged and many trees that look completely more...

Bay Area Man Uses "Bud Light" to Save Home from Wildfire?Bay Area Man Uses “Bud Light” to Save Home from Wildfire?
By - posted 8/30/2020
Fire Updates

Thank you SF Eater for sharing the story of a Bay Area man who claimed he saved him home from wildfires thanks to a 30-pack of Bud Light. Chad Little from Vacaville was determined not to let his shop and home burn in the LNU Lightning Complex. When he ran out more...

SF Hotels Open Doors to Wildfire Evacuees for $75/NightSF Hotels Open Doors to Wildfire Evacuees for $75/Night
By - posted 8/27/2020
Fire Updates

Thanks to SFIST for letting us know that some SF Hotels have reopened in order to accommodate wildfire evacuees with discount rates.. San Francisco’s vacant hotels have reopened their doors for the first time since April, giving them the opportunity to help by offering discounted rooms to evacuees due to the more...

Why Air Quality Got Dramatically Worse in SF YesterdayWhy Air Quality Got Dramatically Worse in SF Yesterday
By - posted 8/26/2020
Fire Updates

Tuesday was projected to be a little bit of a reprieve in the city of San Francisco and along the Peninsula from the bad air quality due to the fires. But then the wind shifted and things got worse. Please note the above photo illustration was taken in 2018 around the more...