A Contra Costa County fire station in Walnut Creek was broken into this week while crews were out fighting the Morgan Fire, which as grown to 3,133 acres, and is 70 percent contained.
Fire officials say the burglar broke into lockers, desks and gym bags and made off with money, an iPad and one firefighter's wedding band and watch.
A second firehouse was also targeted, but a sleeping firefighter scared away the thief.
Contra Costa County Fire Capt. Robert Marshall called the incident a slap in the face.