Articles Tagged With ‘Fire’

Fire damages residential structure near Avila Beach

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A fire badly damaged a residential structure and burned a quarter-acre of vegetation near Avila Beach on Thursday.  Shortly before 3 p,m,, a caller reported a blaze burning off the 2400 block of Skyview Trail, close to... (Continue reading)

SUV catches on fire on Cuesta Grade

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A vehicle fire on the Cuesta Grade Sunday night engulfed much of an SUV in flames before firefighters extinguished it. Shortly after 10 p.m., a caller reported a Ford SUV on fire on northbound Highway 101, according... (Continue reading)

Fire burns vegetation near rural Templeton homes

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A fire burned about two to three acres of vegetation in rural Templeton on Tuesday. At approximately 1:34 p.m., a caller reported a fire burning near the 2300 block of Battering Rock Road, according to Cal Fire.... (Continue reading)

Fire burns tractors and trailers in Santa Maria

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A fire scorched six tractors and trailers in an agricultural area around the eastern city limit of Santa Maria early Tuesday morning.  A caller reported the blaze burning at a lot east of Highway 101 by Stowell... (Continue reading)

Fire burns more than 100 acres in California Valley

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A vegetation fire burned more than 100 acres in California Valley in eastern San Luis Obispo County on Monday. Initially reported as a structure fire, the blaze started at approximately 12:23 p.m. near the intersection of Angwin... (Continue reading)

Fire destroys Oceano restaurant

By KAREN VELIE An early morning fire destroyed a Mexican restaurant on Front Street in Oceano on Friday, according to the Five Cities Fire Authority. At about 1:30 a.m., a caller reported a fire at the Los Tamales Poblanos restaurant.... (Continue reading)

Nipomo man found not fit to stand trial for arson

By KAREN VELIE A judge ruled a Nipomo man who allegedly broke into the Santa Maria courthouse on Feb. 18 and started a fire is not competent to stand trial. On April 20, a judge ruled 31-year-old Eric Spies was... (Continue reading)

Man sentenced to eight years for TV Hill arson in Santa Barbara

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A judge sentenced an alleged serial arsonist to eight years in prison for starting a hillside fire in Santa Barbara in 2021 that damaged two homes, threatened the KEYT newsroom and led to hundreds of residents evacuating.... (Continue reading)

Man critically injured in house fire in Santa Barbara

By KAREN VELIE A man is in critical condition after firefighters responded to a home fire in Santa Barbara early Monday morning. Shortly before 4 a.m., a caller reported the fire at a home on the 500 block of Halkirk... (Continue reading)

Encampment fire burns brush behind San Luis Cemetery

By KAREN VELIE Smoke rolled into the air on Sunday afternoon after a fire at a homeless encampment spread to brush behind a cemetery in San Luis Obispo. Shortly after 2 p.m., a caller reported the fire burning next to... (Continue reading)