Articles Tagged With ‘Fire’

Briquettes blamed for Paso Robles house fire

Paso Robles firefighters are blaming charcoal briquettes for a residential structure fire that was  discovered shortly after 1 a.m. on Friday at a home on 12th Street. A neighbor smelled smoke and helped the occupant leave the home safely before... (Continue reading)

Nipomo construction manager’s truck firebombed

The construction manager of a housing project in Nipomo awoke early Wednesday morning to find his truck engulfed in flames, the result of a firebombing. [KSBY] Caught on video, San Luis Obispo County Sheriff deputies are looking for an arsonist... (Continue reading)

SLO fire likely started by a cigarette

A weekend San Luis Obispo house fire that injured five people apparently began on a couch, possibly started by a cigarette, fire officials said. Nine people in their 20s escaped the blaze of the white two-story older home early on... (Continue reading)

Seeing to the safety of fire victims

A federal grant will help the San Luis Obispo Fire Department locate and rescue fire victims more quickly with new thermal imaging equipment. The $49,000 Department of Homeland Security grant was announced by Congresswoman Lois Capps (D-23rd District), who said... (Continue reading)

Five injured in San Luis Obispo fire

Five college students in their 20s were injured in a fire that destroyed a house on the corner of Johnson Avenue and Buchon Street early Sunday morning. One of the nine students living in the home jumped out of a... (Continue reading)

Woman dies in SLO house fire

A San Luis Obispo woman has died in a Wednesday evening fire at her home on Al Hill Street. Firefighters arrived about 7 p.m. to find flames and heavy smoke billowing from the house. Neighbors told firefighters they suspected an... (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)

California leads the nation in hate crimes

California recorded more hate crimes than any other state in 2010, according to recently released findings from the U.S. Department of Justice. California reported 1,331 hate crime offenses in 2010. Three of those crimes occurred in San Luis Obispo. The... (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)

Arsonists torch Tuolumne County Sheriff vehicles

Arsonists set nearly a dozen Tuolumne County Sheriff’s vehicles on fire earlier today, prompting officials to call in agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms. [ModestoBee] It appears the arsonists pushed a pickup... (Continue reading)