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This vehicle is suspected of sparking Cuesta Fire

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Cal Fire has released a photo of a truck that is suspected of causing the Cuesta Fire. The photo, which was taken in an Arroyo Grande parking lot, shows a white pickup truck with an RV and a Volkswagen Beetle... (Continue reading)

Firefighter injured, building destroyed in Cuesta Fire

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UPDATE 10 a.m.: The Cuesta fire remains at 3,500 acres and is 70 percent contained. ORIGINAL: A firefighter was injured this week while fighting the Cuesta Fire which continues to burn south of Santa Margarita. The firefighter fell while battling... (Continue reading)

Fire delays Santa Margarita Elementary School opening day

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Classes at Santa Margarita Elementary School will not start on Wednesday as previously planned, the Atascadero Unified School District announced Tuesday. Approximately 1,000 firefighters are battling a blaze burning on the southwest side of the town. The last estimate, on... (Continue reading)

Cal Fire quickly stops Santa Margarita wildfire

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Cal Fire crews quickly stopped the spread of a 5-acre grass fire Sunday afternoon on West Pozo Road about one mile east of the Santa Margarita cemetery. Shortly after noon, five engines and one aircraft responded to the blaze. In less then... (Continue reading)

Los Osos Cal Fire captain arrested for insurance fraud

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A Morro Bay man who works as a captain for Cal Fire was arrested along with his brother last week on multiple felony counts of insurance fraud. An investigation by the California Department of Insurance led to the arrest of... (Continue reading)

Rodent killer sparks SLO brush fire

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A homemade device that kills rodents caused a brush fire that broke out Sunday afternoon on the outskirts of San Luis Obispo. [KSBY] Cal Fire crews responded to the blaze at Laureate Lane and O’Connor Way around 12:30 p.m. The... (Continue reading)

Marijuana grow caused Deer Fire

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An illegal marijuana grow caused the Deer Fire that burned 150 acres southwest of Lake Nacimiento over the weekend, according to Cal Fire. The fire was 75 percent contained, as of Sunday morning, and firefighters were mopping up hot spots.... (Continue reading)

Wildfire burns 140 acre near Lake Nacimiento

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A wildfire that erupted southwest of Lake Nacimiento on Friday has burned 140 acres. The Deer Fire broke out at about 12:30 p.m. in a difficult to access area. No structures have been threatened. On Friday evening, one firefighter suffered... (Continue reading)

Big rig flips, falls into Arroyo Grande ditch

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A semi-truck hauling two trailers packed with hay landed in an Arroyo Grande drainage ditch Tuesday night after flipping over and falling down a 20-foot embankment. [KSBY] The driver managed to extricate himself, even though the truck was wedged into... (Continue reading)

Tree falls on firefighter from SLO County

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A firefighter who resides in San Luis Obispo County suffered major injuries, including broken vertebrae, after a tree fell on him in Eastern Tulare County. Damien Pereira, 25, was mopping up a small wildland fire around 6:30 p.m. Friday when... (Continue reading)



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