Articles Tagged With ‘Lake Nacimiento’

Road collapses, cutting off residents near Lake Nacimiento

By JOSH FRIEDMAN For the second time this year, Chimney Rock Road south of Lake Nacimiento collapsed, stranding residents in nearby communities.  In January, an atmospheric river eroded soil between Chimney Rock Road and culverts beneath it. The road collapsed,... (Continue reading)

Road closed, hundreds cutoff near Lake Nacimiento

By KAREN VELIE The atmospheric river that pummeled San Luis Obispo County on Monday left hundreds of people near Lake Nacimiento stranded in their neighborhood. Early Monday morning the power went out for the more than 400 PG&E customers in... (Continue reading)

Three fires break out in SLO County on Sunday

Three fires broke out in San Luis Obispo County on Sunday. One fire occurred early Sunday morning in Oceano, while two blazes burned on opposite ends of the county in the afternoon. Around 4 a.m., a boat and a trailer... (Continue reading)

Vehicle started the Chimney Fire, investigators say

Cal Fire investigators have determined a vehicle started last summer’s Chimney Fire that burned more than 46,000 acres near Lake Nacimiento and destroyed about 50 homes. A vehicle driving on a dirt road south of the lake near Running Deer... (Continue reading)

Bradley woman pleads no contest in North County arson case

A Bradley woman who reportedly admitted to starting several fires in North County last year pleaded no contest to two charges on Monday. [Tribune] Debra Kay Collins is facing up to six years in prison after pleading no contest to... (Continue reading)

Female arsonist arrested for North County fires

A 58-year-old Bradley woman is charged with starting multiple fire in the Nacimiento Lake Drive area in North San Luis Obispo County. However, investigators ruled out that Devorah Collins had any involvement in the cause of the 46,000-acre Chimney Fire.... (Continue reading)

A third person has drowned in Lake Nacimiento this summer

The body of a man in his 40s was found in 12-feet of water at the end of a pier at Lake Nacimiento Saturday evening. It is suspected the man fell from the boat launch and drowned. After a day... (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 a fire burning east of... (Continue reading)

Chimney Fire grows, containment stagnates

Powered by hot temperatures and gusting winds, the Chimney Fire burned another three houses Wednesday, increasing the total number of homes destroyed by the blaze to 48. Between Wednesday morning and Thursday morning, the fire burned nearly an additional 3,000... (Continue reading)

Chimney Fire destroys 45 homes, containment increases

With cooler temperatures and cooperating winds on Tuesday, firefighters successfully increased containment of the Chimney Fire to 39 percent. Nevertheless, on Tuesday, the fire destroyed nine additional homes and four outbuildings in the South Shore Village neighborhood of Lake Nacimiento.... (Continue reading)