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Firefighter dies on hike

A California Men’s Colony inmate firefighter on a routine training hike collapsed and died Tuesday at Camp San Luis National Guard Base, according to a Cal Fire press release. The man, whose name has not been released pending notification of... (Continue reading)

24 arson fires set in Pismo Beach

Two alleged arsonists were arrested in Pismo Beach on Thursday for setting 24 small fires. [KSBY] The pair allegedly ignited the fires in woodland areas north of Oak Park Boulevard and east of James Way around 4 p.m. Firefighters from... (Continue reading)

Rural fire fees due soon

In little more than a week, thousands of San Luis Obispo County rural residents will be nailed by a $150 “fire prevention fee” levied by the state of California and criticized by opponents as unnecessary and illegal. [SFChronicle] Gov. Jerry... (Continue reading)

Man held hostage and assaulted in California Valley

Two men allegedly held a man hostage for several days while they assaulted him with a hammer and stabbed him with a fork at the victim’s home on the 13000 block of Camarillo Road in California Valley, according to a... (Continue reading)

Rural residents to pay higher fire fee

Rural homeowners in San Luis Obispo County will be helping the state pay for fire prevention and protection with a $150 fee approved this week by a state board stacked with new appointees of Gov. Jerry Brown. Brown has said... (Continue reading)

Woman, 74, seriously beaten

A 74-year-old California Valley woman was allegedly beaten by her former boyfriend so severely Sunday that she had to be airlifted to a hospital, authorities said. After receiving a 911 call, San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a... (Continue reading)

Firefighters rescue kayakers in Morro Bay Estuary

Cal Fire paramedics and firefighters made a heroic rescue Saturday evening after a father and daughter became stuck in the mud in the Morro Bay Estuary. Brian Kelly and his 8-year-old daughter Erin headed to Morro Bay earlier in the day... (Continue reading)

California ready to help combat Texas fires

By DANIEL BLACKBURN A state fire official told CalCoastNews today that California is ready to respond to a request from Texas authorities “should it come” as wildfires in the Lone Star State explode in dry, windy conditions. Texas Forest Service... (Continue reading)

18 foot shark sighted in waters off Cambria

An approximately 18-foot shark sighted in the waters off Cambria prompted authorities to post warning signs along the beach. Cal Fire officials determined the report to be a credible sighting of a shark 50 yards off Leffingwell Landing. As a... (Continue reading)

Cal Fire planning another round of layoffs

San Luis Obispo County Cal Fire officials are planning another round of layoffs after learning the state is slashing an additional $15.85 million from the wildland fire budget. “We are going to make the best choices when we make these... (Continue reading)