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Sobering message about the “new normal” delivered at Wildfire Preparedness Town Hall

The massive Dixie Fire in Northern California has been burning for nearly a month and is the 2nd largest fire in California history. According...

Milpitas approves construction firm for new fire station, rejects negative allegations against company

The Milpitas City Council awarded the rights Tuesday to build Milpitas’s next fire station to a construction firm whose work safety, budgeting, and construction...

Milpitas awakes to glaring orange, doomy sky

Milpitas woke up on Wednesday to a doomy, sunless, orange-shaded sky, the sight of which added to the sense of alarm and exhaustion being...

Evacuation Center up & running at Milpitas Library

The Milpitas Beat caught up this evening with Milpitas Recreation Services Manager Renee Lorentzen, who shared information about the Evacuation Resource Center over at...

Bay Area under Red Flag Warning, new storms could worsen fires

As of Sunday afternoon, the Bay Area is under a Red Flag Warning, meaning the kind of dry lightning that started the recent rash...

Milpitas Fire Chief urges vigilance as wildfires rage

The Milpitas Beat checked in this evening with Milpitas Fire Department (MFD) Chief Brian Sherrard for an exclusive interview. Out the gate, Sherrard reiterated what...

As wildfires blaze around Milpitas, residents ready themselves for evacuation

Fire season has gotten off to an intense beginning, with a record heat wave and a lightning storm setting off a multitude of fires...

Four San Jose firefighters test positive for coronavirus

In an announcement today from the City of San Jose, officials shared that four San Jose firefighters have contracted COVID-19, the novel coronavirus. Two...

Milpitas family seeks answers after electrical fire from PG&E power line claims their home

When PG&E announced just over a week ago that they would shut off power to approximately 27,000 residents in Santa Clara County due to...

Bay Area consumed by blackouts, fires…

Uncertainty loomed in the Bay Area on Monday morning as many households and businesses remained without power, the result of a shutoff by Pacific...

Update on 6 Fires Along Interstate 680

The California Highway Patrol is investigating six fires that happened along the 680 yesterday, the source of which are still unknown.  Milpitas Fire Chief Enforcement...

Vegetation Fire on South Milpitas Blvd. and Garden St.

At 2:30 this afternoon, Milpitas Fire personnel showed up to address a vegetation fire at the corner of South Milpitas Boulevard and Garden Street. Two...

Milpitas Fire Department Received Word of Calaveras Fire and Pines Neighborhood Fire…Within Minutes of Each Other

On Monday, June 10, at 3:08PM, Milpitas Communications received word of a fire in the Ed Levin County Park. Milpitas Fire sent out two...

Accident on North Milpitas Blvd. Floods Street with Water

A solo car accident occurred this afternoon, 3/13/19, around 2:30pm. It happened on North Milpitas Blvd., right across the street from Milpitas City Hall and the...

10 Things I Learned from Chatting with New Milpitas Fire Chief Brian Sherrard

The Milpitas Fire Department’s new Chief Brian Sherrard started work at his post on November 26, 2018, but from meeting him and speaking with...

Milpitas Structure Fire on Manferd St.

Milpitas’ holiday weekend ended with a residential fire on Manferd Street’s 400 block. It happened just before 9:30AM. Heavy smoke and fire filled the area’s...

Milpitas Air Quality at “Very Unhealthy” Levels due to Smoke

    NOTE: This article first ran this past Thursday night. As of this bolded update, on Saturday at 10:08AM, Milpitas air quality is at 159...

Milpitas Air Quality Compromised due to Wildfire

The County of Santa Clara Public Health Department has issued an advisory in regard to the current wildfire in Butte County... Milpitas residents are advised...

Milpitas Fire Department Visits Randall Elementary Students for “The Great Shakeout”

      Last Thursday, October 18, the Milpitas Fire Department rolled a couple of trucks out to Randall Elementary School to participate in The Great Shakeout. The...

Wildfire Burning in and around Milpitas 100% Contained

  As of Wednesday morning, July 25, the wildfire that burned in and near Milpitas has been 100% contained. "We're very fortunate that the fire...

BREAKING: Firefighters Working to Contain Brushfire in Milpitas Hills

UPDATE (Monday, 7/23, 4:15pm): It's been determined that the fire started in Fremont, yet its exact cause is still unknown. As of last night,...

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