05 Mar 2019

UPDATE: Fire injures resident, engulfs apartment building

DALY CITY — Officials are still investigating the cause of fire that started at 2:15 p.m. Tuesday in a Daly City apartment building near the intersection Belmar Avenue and Crestwood DriveThe blaze was likely caused by a sparked appliance in the kitchen area, according to North County Fire Authority Inspector Thanapong Srivieng.  

19 Feb 2019

Error warrants correction

People make mistakes everyday, but when a newspaper does it requires explanation.  In the last issue of the Xpress, under the headline “Gas line explosion displaces residents,” it was reported

12 Feb 2019

Gas line explosion displaces residents

Inner Richmond residents lost their homes and most of their belongings in the three-alarm blaze triggered by a gas leak near the intersection of Parker Avenue and Geary Boulevard on

06 Feb 2019

Firefighters muffle blaze in Richmond District

Firefighters contained a 3-alarm blaze, triggered by a gas leak in front of Hong Kong Lounge II, at 3:35 p.m., according to PG&E spokesperson Teresa Jimenez. The five workers who

17 Nov 2018

[Update] Devastated community sets up temporary shelters in parking lots

CHICO—Hundreds of evacuees from the most deadly and destructive fire in state history continue to live out of their vehicles and tents in parking lots and fields. Evacuees of the Camp

18 Sep 2018

Oakland homeless encampment fire reveals human desperation

Fire engulfed a homeless encampment on E 12th Street in downtown Oakland on Tuesday, Sept. 11, scorching one-third of the shelters along with all the belongings of 30 of the

24 Jan 2018

West Portal fire under investigation

Tuesday night at approximately 10:40 p.m., a three-alarm fire broke out at 32 West Portal Ave. and continued to spread to two neighboring businesses, according to an official press release

24 Jan 2018

West Portal Fire

A roof collapsed damaging several nearby buildings after a late night fire in West Portal, according to local authorities, the SF Chronicle reported. The blaze was first reported around 10:45

17 Oct 2017

Marin County fires prompt Highway 101 closure and evacuations

Fires continue to pop up in the North Bay. Brush fires in the hills around Sausalito on Tuesday afternoon prompted the closure of southbound Highway 101 off of Rodeo Avenue

17 Oct 2017

New fire ignites in the Santa Cruz County

A Santa Cruz County fire has forced multiple evacuations, burned four structure and injured five people. According to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Prevention (CALFire), the fire broke

14 Oct 2017

Santa Rosa strong

The sun is red. The earth, white. There is no sky. Just across the highway, life appears to continue. Santa Rosa, despite being one of the most severely impacted cities

12 Oct 2017

Journalism lecturer loses home to blaze, not her spirit

Despite her lack of sleep, Sibylla Herbrich walked into SF State’s journalism department Monday afternoon with a smile on her face, ready to teach. Monday’s lecture included how to safely

09 Oct 2017

Multiple fires rip through California wine country

Update 4:50 p.m. The number of fire-related fatalities has grown to 10, officials say. As communities are destroyed by fire aggravated by strong winds and pervasive drought, fire departments have

22 Sep 2017

Early morning fire breaks out at Parkmerced high-rise apartments

A high-rise in Parkmerced had to be evacuated early this morning after a fire broke out, hospitalizing two people. San Francisco firefighters responded to the call at 125 Cambon Drive

17 Dec 2016

Fire in Parkmerced displaces two

Two people are displaced after a fire caused damage to an apartment complex at 125 Cambon Drive on Friday evening, according to the San Francisco Fire Department. SFFD tweeted that

13 Dec 2016

Threatened creative spaces are a haven for underrepresented artists

One of the enduring thoughts  I will take away from this semester is that art is not only a powerful vessel of self-expression, but a tool of representation for a

28 Jan 2015

Fire ablaze in Mission neighborhood

A structural fire tore through a Mission Street building Jan. 28, killing one person and injuring at least four others, according to fire officials. The San Francisco Fire Department received

27 Jan 2015

Firefighters respond to alarm at University dorms

Fire fighters responded to a fire alarm at the Mary Park Hall dorms at approximately 1:50 p.m. Tuesday. No fire was detected and the building was not evacuated, according to

02 Apr 2014

Maintenance vehicle catches fire by Student Services

A firefighter puts out flames in the back of a maintenance vehicle next to SF State’s Student Services building Wednesday, April 2. Photo by Gavin McIntyre / Xpress    A

13 Feb 2014

Two injured in Parkmerced early morning blaze, cause unknown

Two people were injured early Thursday morning in a fire that started on the sixth floor of the Parkmerced apartments on Cambon Drive, near SF State. Fire crews responded to the

12 Dec 2013

Students evacuated after small dorm fire

The students living in the Towers at Centennial Square and Science and Technology Theme Community dorms were evacuated Thursday afternoon after a fire in one of the trash rooms set

08 Aug 2012

Single-alarm fire at SF State Administration Building under control; cause unknown

A single-alarm fire broke out on the roof of the old Administration Building Aug. 8 around 4 p.m., according to San Francisco Fire Department representatives. Two engine companies responded to