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Environmental fears arise after 4-alarm blaze that devastated Benicia pier

Local News Matters

Officials with the city of Benicia and various state and local agencies are working to assess damage and begin planning cleanup efforts at the site of a four-alarm Benicia Port fire that burned for...

Benicia Fire Chief Releases Statement On Cause Of Port Fire


BENICIA, CA — Benicia Fire Chief Josh Chadwick released a statement Tuesday afternoon on the preliminary findings of the investigation into the cause of the Benicia Port Fire, which broke out...

Cleanup begins after Port of Benicia fire extinguished

Mercury News

Firefighters extinguished a fire chewing through a pier at the Port of Benicia, a little less than a day after flames up shot from the port and threatened a nearby docked tanker ship. A massive...

Massive fire closes Port of Benicia indefinitely

KTVU Fox News

BENICIA, Calif. - The investigation and cleanup from Saturday's massive blaze at the Port of Benicia was in high gear on Monday, in hopes of getting the critical port back in operation. It could...

Benicia Port Fire: Officials Tour Site To Assess Damage, Plan Cleanup

Bay City News

BENICIA, CA — Officials with the city of Benicia and representatives from various state and local agencies were working Monday to assess the damage and begin planning cleanup efforts at the site of a...

Two fires devastate retailer, pier on opposite ends of Bay Area

Mercury News

Two arduous cleanup efforts loomed Sunday afternoon after massive fires broke out a day earlier on opposite ends of the Bay Area — razing a Home Depot in San Jose while laying waste to a dock and...

Benicia Pier Fire Finally Extinguished; Boaters Warned Of Floating Debris


BENICIA (CBS SF) — Nearly 24 hours after it ignited in flames, firefighters finally extinguished a four-alarm blaze Sunday afternoon that gutted a commercial pier along the Benicia waterfront....

Benicia port fire damage could impact Bay Area gas prices

ABC 7 News

... Non-profit San Francisco Baykeeper shared this drone footage over the fire, capturing what appeared to be an oily residue on the water, posing a risk to the water and marine life: "No amount of...

Benicia port fire could last for days

KTVU Fox News

BENICIA, Calif. - A four-alarm fire ripped through the port of Benicia on Saturday near the Amports docks, prompting fire crews to race into action and up to 100 spectators to come out and watch the...

Four-alarm fire burns wharf at Port of Benicia

Vallejo Sun

BENICIA – A four-alarm fire broke out under a wharf at the Port of Benicia Saturday afternoon, sending plumes of potentially toxic smoke into the air, according to the Benicia Fire Department....

Port of Benicia fire could burn for days, create major economic challenges for the region

East Bay Times

A four-alarm blaze that broke out Saturday afternoon at the Port of Benicia and enveloped surrounding communities in a thick layer of smoke is expected to burn at least into Sunday and create major...

Can California’s Agriculture Survive Extreme Drought? Should It?

KQED Forum

California is in its third year of extreme drought. Given that, is it time to rethink California’s role as the breadbasket of the country? Agriculture brought in $49.1 billion to the state, nearly...


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