Articles Tagged With ‘firefighters’




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Local fire battalion chief killed in car crash

A San Luis Obispo County man who was serving as the battalion chief of a Santa Maria-based national forest firefighting agency died Thursday morning in a crash on Highway 41 in Kings County. Gary Helming,... (Continue reading)

California and feds clash over firefighting bill

The state of California is threatening to stop sending firefighters to fires in national forests if the federal government does not reimburse local agencies for the costs of battling blazes. [Mercury News] California Emergency Services... (Continue reading)

Ventura County firefighter killed in crash en route to Vandenberg

A Ventura County fire engineer died Wednesday morning in a vehicle crash while en route to the Canyon Fire at Vandenberg Air Force base. The crash occurred at a roundabout where Highway 246 meets Purisima... (Continue reading)

Firefighter injured in new blaze near Lake Nacimiento

A firefighter suffered burns and was airlifted to a hospital Wednesday while battling a new blaze that broke out near Lake Nacimiento. The firefighter’s condition is currently unclear. [KCOY] At 1:25 p.m., firefighters responded to... (Continue reading)

Inmate escapee caught at Cuesta College

An inmate who escaped Camp San Luis Obispo early Monday morning was located and arrested hours later on the Cuesta College Campus. The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation has identified the escapee as Jose... (Continue reading)

Chimney Fire burns 30 SLO County homes

Following a destructive day, the Chimney Fire scorching North County near Lake Nacimiento has destroyed 30 homes. The blaze has also burned 10 outbuilding-type structures and damaged six other structures, according to Cal Fire. As... (Continue reading)

Thief nabs Templeton firefighting equipment

The Templeton Fire Department lost about $2,000 of firefighting equipment on Saturday. Fire officials say the equipment was stolen. [KCOY] On Saturday morning, Templeton firefighters were preparing for training on wildland firefighting techniques. As they... (Continue reading)

House burns in Atascadero (video)

A fire spread from the fireplace of an Atascadero house and burned much of the home’s attic and roof Monday evening. At 7:38 p.m., Gregory Baker reported the fire burning at his home on 9802... (Continue reading)

California firefighter, deputy die in alleged murder-suicide

A Los Angeles County firefighter allegedly shot and killed his wife, a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputy, and then shot and killed himself Sunday night. [LA Times] James M. Taylor, 35, killed Cecilia Hoschet, 32,... (Continue reading)

This vehicle is suspected of sparking Cuesta Fire

Cal Fire has released a photo of a truck that is suspected of causing the Cuesta Fire. The photo, which was taken in an Arroyo Grande parking lot, shows a white pickup truck with an... (Continue reading)



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