Articles Tagged With ‘Fire’




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Brush fire in Santa Margarita

Firefighters are battling a 50 acre brush fire in a rural area of Santa Margarita near the top of California State Route 229 within less then a mile from homes. The fire was started by fire crews burning brush. The... (Continue reading)

Fire raises questions about transmission line safety

As investigators search for clues to Thursday night’s devastating San Bruno fire, questions are being raised about the safety of natural gas transmission lines maintained by PG&E. [LA Times] Four people were killed, dozens were injured, and 37 homes were... (Continue reading)

53 homes lost in Bay Area fire

A natural gas line explosion Thursday night in San Bruno killed three people and sparked an inferno that quickly destroyed 53 homes. [San Francisco Chronicle] Fueled by the wind, the blaze jumped from house to house near Skyline Blvd, west... (Continue reading)

Fire at Exploration Station in Grover Beach

A fire at the back of the Exploration Station in Grover Beach spread to a small building owned by Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church before fire fighters could contain the blaze. [SantaMariaTimes] Firefighters from the Five Cities Fire Authority suspect... (Continue reading)

Fire at Lake Nacimiento

Fire crews are battling a fire near the dam at Lake Nacimiento. The fire has burned about 20 acres, a double-wide mobile home and sent a firefighter to the hospital suffering from heat exhaustion. CAL FIRE  officials said the fire... (Continue reading)

UPDATE: Crews battle Pozo Fire

7 a.m. – The Pozo Fire is 62 percent contained. Because of deer season, several campgrounds had to be evacuated including Queen Bee, Turkey Flat, Friis, Navajo, La Panza and Navajo Flat. Current road closures include Navajo Road at Turkey... (Continue reading)

Fires rip through Kern County

Two fast-moving wildfires in Kern County Tuesday destroyed more than 30 homes and threatened an additional 150 structures about ten miles southeast of Tehachapi. [Los Angeles Times] About 200 firefighters were called out Tuesday afternoon to battle the West fire... (Continue reading)

Cotton Fire burns 1,850 acres

Throughout Saturday night, crews battled a brush fire north of New Cuyama that has grown to 1,850 acres, and as of 9:19 a.m. Sunday, the blaze is 45 percent contained, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire. The... (Continue reading)

Greek Island of Chios celebrates Easter with rockets, no bunnies.

The Greek island Chios celebrates Easter, not with eggs and bunnies but with rockets lot’s of them.  A nighttime rocket war breaks out between two rival churches in the village of Vrontados in a attempt to ring the bell in... (Continue reading)

Fire Safety for the Holidays

Christmas Tree Fire – Multi Camera Angles In this video a NIST test room is set up to simulate a dry Christmas tree fire and how a such fire would behave and spread to the rest of the home. For... (Continue reading)



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