Articles Tagged With ‘Fire’

Chimney Fire burns homes, scorches 4,300 acres

The Chimney Fire near Nacimiento Lake has scorched 4,300 acres, destroyed 20 structures including homes and injured one firefighter. The fire is 10 percent contained. The fire, which is fueled by grass and drought stressed oak trees, is spreading primarily... (Continue reading)

Fire at Lake Nacimiento grows to 1,450 acres

The Chimney Fire, burning near Nacimiento Lake, has scorched 1,450 acres as of 8:15 a.m. this morning — after a little more than 16 hours since it broke near the intersection of Chimney Rock Road and Nacimiento Lake Drive. The... (Continue reading)

Bus carrying farmworkers catches fire and crashes

A fiery bus with no one at the wheel rolled down a Santa Barbara County Highway and crashed into a ditch Thursday afternoon. Six people were injured and taken to the hospital, although only person suffered major injuries. [KEYT] Shortly... (Continue reading)

Soberanes Fire scorches more than 60,000 acres

The Soberanes Fire in Monterey County grew to more than 64,000 acres by Monday morning and is 45 percent contained. The fire has claimed one life, injured three others and destroyed 57 homes and 11 other structures. The blaze broke out July 29 from... (Continue reading)

Los Osos man critically burns himself, charged with arson

A distraught Los Osos man, who started a fire that destroyed his home and caused third-degree burns over 30 percent of his body, was transported from a burn unit in Fresno to the San Luis Obispo County Jail on charges... (Continue reading)

Slower winds help in battling the Soberanes Fire

Slower southeastern winds on Sunday are giving firefighters hope of making progress on a wildfire burning near Big Sur, officials said. Crews are currently focusing their efforts on the southeastern flank of the fire. The blaze, which authorities call the... (Continue reading)

Fire jumps Highway 101 in Atascadero

A grass fire jumped Highway 101 in Atascadero Thursday evening, burning an abandoned house and leading to a temporary closure of the freeway in both directions. The fire burned a total of about eight acres. The blaze started shortly before... (Continue reading)

Another homeless man arrested for arson in SLO

San Luis Obispo police arrested a homeless man for starting fires in a dumpster and two trash cans on Madonna Road Tuesday morning. The incident marked the second time this year police accused a homeless man of starting a fire... (Continue reading)

SLO County fires burn mobile homes and firefighter facility

An early morning fire near Camp San Luis Obispo and an afternoon fire in Atascadero resulted in the destruction of a firefighter training facility and a mobile home on Thursday. Additionally, a vehicle and firefighting equipment were destroyed; a second... (Continue reading)

6 homes destroyed in Central Coast wildfire

A wildfire burning near Big Sur has consumed 11,000 acres and destroyed six homes. The fire, which has grown to over 17 square miles, is 5 percent contained. Two sheds were also destroyed as the fire grew to over 17... (Continue reading)