Articles Tagged With ‘Fire’

Transient attempts to burn Virgin Mary statue

A transient allegedly attempted to burn a statue of the Virgin Mary at the San Luis Obispo Mission shortly after morning mass on Tuesday. Surveillance video shows Daniel Pettigrew, 24, trying to start a fire at the base of the... (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)

Arroyo Grande teen to be tried as an adult

The 16-year-old accused of burning down the Arroyo Grande Boys Scouts of America building in May will likely be tried as an adult. [SantaMariaTimes] Police arrested the currently unnamed 16-year-old Arroyo Grande High School student and Caleb Joseph Pelletier, 18,... (Continue reading)

Madonna Road Denny’s damaged in two-alarm fire

A two-alarm fire at the Denny’s restaurant on Madonna Road in San Luis Obispo was reported at around 7 a.m. and contained after about an hour. Fire investigators say it appears the fire originated in an exterior electrical closet and... (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)

Hells Angels president arrested for firebombing business rivals

Federal investigators arrested the former president of the Ventura County Chapter of the “Hells Angels outlaw motorcycle gang” on Friday for firebombing two competing tattoo shops, according to a press release. George Christie Jr., 64, of Ventura, was one of... (Continue reading)

Cross burning suspects plead not guilty

Four Central Coast residents charged with committing a hate crime against a black teen in predominately white Arroyo Grande pleaded not guilty Monday in a San Luis Obispo County courtroom. On March 18, Jason Kahn, 36, Jeremiah Hernandez, 32, William Soto,... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande cross burners in custody

UPDATE: The Arroyo Grande Police Department released the results of its cross burning investigation during a news conference Friday afternoon. Police say four suspects are in custody including, Orcutt resident Jason Kahn, 36, San Simeon transient Jeremiah Hernandez, 32, William Soto, 20, a... (Continue reading)

SLO homeless man dies from fire

A homeless man who had been staying along the creek that runs behind the Elk’s Lodge in San Luis Obispo, died Friday night after his tent caught on fire, possibly from a candle. [KSBY] A woman who was in the... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande wildfire grows to two acres

UPDATE: The Tally Fire, located at Huasna Road and Santa Domingo Road east of Arroyo Grande, has now burned four acres. Ground support, including four engines and 33 men, has reached the fire. Two more type three engines are in... (Continue reading)