Virtual fire drill Saturday will prepare Lamorinda community for the real deal

Lamorinda will be on fire Saturday morning. But only virtually … as far as anyone knows. Lafayette, Orinda and Moraga police, Contra Costa County Fire Protection District, Moraga-Orinda Fire Protection District, East Bay Municipal Utility District, and Contra Costa’s Community Warning System will all play their parts in a virtual emergency/evacuation at 9:30 a.m. Saturday. […]

Fire Season News

Wildfires have been devastating for Bay Area communities in the last few years with tremendous loss of life, property and forests. Scientists, fire officials and local leaders worry that climate change and dry conditions are setting us up for another dangerous season. We track the trends and provide news you can use here.

Fire Hazard Severity Zones

Fire Hazard Severity Zones, or FHSZ, are a way to map significant fire hazards according to risk factors including fuels, terrain, and weather. This CAL Fire visual displays FHSZ in California, and by clicking the binoculars icon to use the “Zoom to Address” feature, you can check out the fire risk in your area.

Fire Season 2020 Photo Gallery