Articles Tagged With ‘Fire’

PG&E Smart Meters inaccurately blamed for Santa Rosa fire

CORRECTION: Reports that Smart Meters caused a fire in Santa Rosa are incorrect. A short in the Santa Rosa Mall’s electrical system took the path of least resistance and blew out several standard and Smart Meters, said Santa Rosa Fire... (Continue reading)

Cross burning terrifies Arroyo Grande family

A mother is terrified after finding a cross burning outside her 19-year-old African American daughter’s bedroom window in Arroyo Grande at about 12:30 a.m. on Friday. Hearing banging and fearing someone was breaking into her car, the daughter went out onto... (Continue reading)

Blaze destroys Arroyo Grande mobile home

Two people are homeless after a fire roared through their mobile home early Sunday morning. The mobile home, located at 3711 Alisos Road in a rural area of Arroyo Grande, was fully engulfed in flames when firefighters from Cal Fire,... (Continue reading)

Fatal house fire in San Luis Obispo

A 100-year-old man died because of injuries suffered in a fire Friday at his home on Villa Court in San Luis Obispo. Two firefighters searched the home which was engulfed in flames while additional fire crews fought the blaze. One... (Continue reading)

Fire at Pleasant Valley Elementary School

Firefighters quickly extinguished a small fire at Pleasant Valley Elementary School in San Miguel on Wednesday night. An Electrical failure of a halogen lamp located on the side of the building sparked the fire which moved into the attic. In... (Continue reading)

Electrical fire damages Bon Temps Creole Cafe in San Luis Obispo

An electrical fire filled the Bon Temps Creole Cafe in San Luis Obispo with smoke early Tuesday morning causing extensive damage. Fire Marshal Rodger Maggio said the fire appears to have started in the cashiers station were a group of... (Continue reading)

Kelly Gearhart: Fraud, arson and betrayal

Amid a federal investigation into racketeering, money laundering and mail fraud, developer Kelly Gearhart’s stepmother claims her notorious stepson’s illicit activities also included forgery, bribing public officials and arson. The latter exploit was one that helped fund Gearhart’s transition from being... (Continue reading)

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)