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PG&E shuts off power to Marin County to minimize fire risk

PG&E shuts off power to Marin County to minimize fire risk

By Johanna Meezan

October 9, 2019

It is unclear how long power will be cut off to Mill Valley, Bolinas, Sausalito, and Stinson Beach.

Air Quality Affects Sports

Air Quality Affects Sports

November 23, 2018

The deadliest, most destructive wildfire in California's history, known as the Butte County Wildfire destroyed around 14,000 residences and killed at least 85 people as it raged across Northern California. The fire, nicknamed as The Camp Fire, started early Thursday morning of November 8th and was not fin...

Petition to close county schools due to smoke gains 80,000 signatures

Petition to close county schools due to smoke gains 80,000 signatures

By Kennedy Cook

November 14, 2018

In response to heavy smoke and an air quality index rating of 174 (considered “unhealthy”) from the Camp Fire in Butte County, concerned parents, students, and teachers hoped for school to be cancelled on November 13 for health purposes. An online petition on change.org named “Keep Us Safe: Unhe...

Camp Fire becomes deadliest in California’s history

Camp Fire becomes deadliest in California’s history

By Ike Perl

November 14, 2018

The Camp Fire in Butte County has been growing in size since it started at 6:30 a.m. on November 8. The Butte County Sheriff Department sent out their first evacuation notice on Twitter about an hour after the fire started. The notice read “EVACUATION ORDER: Due to a fire in the area, an evacuat...

Fire in Downtown Sausalito

Fire in Downtown Sausalito

By Rocky Brown, Rocky Brown, and Rocky Brown

June 11, 2018

At 6:25 p.m., on the corner of Princess and Bridgeway in Sausalito, a fire erupted in the alley between Starbucks and Sausalito Jewelers. Within five minutes of the ignition, the fire quickly engulfed the alley, sending a plume of smoke into the air. “The cause of the fire is yet to be determ...

Breaking News: Generator Fire at Safeway

Breaking News: Generator Fire at Safeway

By Maddie Wall and Celia Francis

March 9, 2018

A small generator fire broke out on the roof of the Miller Avenue Safeway on Friday, March 9, at around 6:40pm, causing a temporary evacuation and store closure. According to store worker John Roberts, Safeway was immediately evacuated and no one was hurt. “It was at the very forefront of the store...

Fire in Sausalito

By Griffin Chen & Aaron Young

October 26, 2017

  At around noon on October 17, a fast-moving brush fire broke out along the southbound side of Highway 101. Local fire departments, with assistance from the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, quickly arrived at the scene, containing and extinguishing the fire before it spread out o...

Abandoned “Red House” Goes Up In Flames

Abandoned “Red House” Goes Up In Flames

By Claire Donohue

September 29, 2013

A two alarm fire was reported in an abandoned house adjacent to Tam on September 8. Firefighters from Larkspur, Southern Marin, Ross Valley, San Rafael, Mill Valley and Tiburon responded to the blaze at 4 p.m. The fire was completely extinguished by 6 p.m. that evening. The abandoned structure is lo...

Flames Quickly Extinguished in Keyser Bathroom

Flames Quickly Extinguished in Keyser Bathroom

March 8, 2013

Smoke from a trash can fire in the Upper Keyser boys’ bathroom prompted fire alarms and evacuation of some students as lunch ended on February 28. Junior Trevor Guyton was first to notice and report the fire. “There were one to two feet of flames shooting out of [the garbage can],” Guyton said...

Chemistry lab mistake causes fire alarm

Chemistry lab mistake causes fire alarm

By Wesley Emblidge

March 16, 2012

During seventh period on Friday, March 16, only a few minutes before school was over, the fire alarm was triggered by a student in Dr. Leslie Hart's chemistry class. The class was performing a series of chemical reaction labs, and the student ignited too much magnesium in a bunsen burner. "I saw it light...

Video: Vegetation fire breaks out near Mill Valley Middle School

Video: Vegetation fire breaks out near Mill Valley Middle School

By Jake Davis & Chris Yip

March 12, 2012

Mill Valley and Southern Marin Fire Departments responded to a brush fire near Mill Valley Middle School at the Southern Marin Municipal Water District on March 12. The fire started at approximately 6:00 pm in the brush just outside the property lines and spread along the East fence line for about 100 yards. “I s...