Articles Tagged With ‘Santa Barbara County Fire Department’




Eighteen wheeler catches fire, car does too

An 18-wheel tractor trailer caught fire at Pappy’s truck stop in Santa Maria early Tuesday morning, according to the Santa Barbara County Fire Department. The truck was carrying various berries, all of which were destroyed in the fire. The driver... (Continue reading)

Two girls get trapped in Orcutt storm drain

Two Santa Maria teens took a stroll through an Orcutt storm drain on Sunday afternoon. Then a downpour occurred, and the teens became trapped in the drain. [KEYT] The girls, both 14 years old, entered the storm drain at Clark... (Continue reading)

Tanker crashes, spills fuel in Santa Barbara County

An 18-wheel oil tanker crashed, turned over and leaked fuel early Friday morning in Santa Barbara County on Highway 154 and Zaca Station Road, according to the Santa Barbara County Fire Department. The location is northwest of Los Olivos. KSBY... (Continue reading)

Boater drowns near Vandenberg

United States Coast Guard crews found the body of a missing boater Sunday afternoon near Point Arguello at Vandenberg Air Force base. The man was 46 years old. Around 8 p.m. Saturday, the Coast Guard received a report of three... (Continue reading)

Deputies save Santa Maria man from self-immolation

A Santa Maria man stopped at a Buellton gas station Saturday night to fill up his pickup. Instead of simply filling up the tank, the man poured gas in the front seat of his truck, as well as all over... (Continue reading)

Santa Barbra County fire fueled by Santa Ana winds

In the hills above Montecito in Santa Barbara County, a more than 65-acre brush fire is spreading rapidly as northeast winds reach 20 mph with gusts of up to 40 mph. At about 5:15 a.m., the blaze broke out near... (Continue reading)

Person killed in crash near Santa Maria

A person died in a head-on collision Sunday morning east of Santa Maria. The crash occurred near Sisquoc at Santa Maria Mesa Road and Tepusquet Road, according to the Santa Barbara County Fire Department. The vehicles collided around 9:45 a.m.... (Continue reading)

Video of grass fire off Highway 101 near Buellton

UPDATE: At 7 p.m., the fire off Highway 101 at the Nojoqui Summit south of Buellton is 80 percent contained. Fire officials have limited the fire to 5 to 6 acres and said earlier reports were incorrect. Highway 101 was... (Continue reading)

Fire burns 320 acres near Lompoc

A wildfire erupted in the hills near Lompoc on Monday and burned 320 acres. [KEYT] The fire broke out just before 1:30 p.m. in the Mission Hills area north of Lompoc. The blaze threatened the La Purisima Mission, but it... (Continue reading)

Pipe break spurs small oil spill in Santa Maria

A small oil spill occurred Saturday morning near Highway 101 in Santa Maria after an underground pipe broke. [KSBY] Santa Barbara County firefighters responded to the spill at 1348 East Battles Road just after 7 a.m. When they arrived, Greka... (Continue reading)