Articles Tagged With ‘Santa Margarita’




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Man injured during backyard fire in Santa Margarita

A backyard shed caught on fire in Santa Margarita on Monday, and while the blaze was burning, a man collapsed. [Cal Coast Times] Shortly before 5 p.m., emergency personnel found Brent MacGregor unconscious at the scene of the blaze. MacGregor... (Continue reading)

22 clubbed cats found near Santa Margarita

Authorities found 22 dead cats dumped on the side of a remote road east of Santa Margarita in the Los Padres National Forest earlier this month, according to San Luis Obispo County Animal Services. [Cal Coast Times] Animal Services workers... (Continue reading)

Santa Margarita man charged with starting the Hill Fire

San Luis Obispo County prosecutors have charged a 75-year-old man and registered sex offender with starting last year’s Hill Fire near Santa Margarita that destroyed four homes including actor Johnny Galecki’s ranch. [Cal Coast Times] David Lynn Macagni of Santa... (Continue reading)

Brush fire burns more than 100 acres near Santa Margarita

A brush fire broke out near Santa Margarita Lake late Sunday afternoon and burned more than 100 acres. As of Monday morning, the blaze has burned 120 acres and is 30 percent contained, according to Cal Fire. The fire started... (Continue reading)

Two fires burn near Santa Margarita

Two fires broke out on opposite sides of Highway 58 near Santa Margarita Monday afternoon. One fire burned nine acres, while the other burned 2.5 acres. The larger blaze burned on the Santa Margarita Ranch, and the smaller fire burned... (Continue reading)

Animal neglect charges filed against former elected official

A former California Valley CSD director whom prosecutors previously accused of lying about where she lived is now charged with felony animal neglect. Authorities seized 11 horses from a rural Santa Margarita property in the new case against Misty Marie... (Continue reading)

Multiple SLO County fires caused by vehicles, not arson, investigators say

Cal Fire is dispelling rumors surfacing in San Luis Obispo County that arson is suspected in the recent rash of vegetation fires. The agency has released preliminary causes for four recent fires, three of which were reportedly started by vehicles.... (Continue reading)

Central Coast fires keep burning but firefighters gain more control

Firefighters have established full containment of a blaze burning along San Luis Obispo County’s northern edge and have nearly accomplished the same with a fire in Santa Margarita. Meanwhile, firefighters are starting to gain control of the Alamo Fire that... (Continue reading)

Another home burned in Hill Fire

Cal Fire revealed Thursday that firefighters found another home that was destroyed by the Santa Margarita Hill Fire. The blaze has now destroyed a total of four homes. The Hill Fire, which began on Monday, has burned approximately 1,600 acres.... (Continue reading)

Hill fire burns 1600 acres, 85 percent contained

The Santa Margarita Hill Fire has burned 1,598 acres and is 85 percent contained, as of Thursday morning, according to Cal Fire. The fire did not grow in size on Wednesday nor overnight. Three structures have been destroyed by the... (Continue reading)



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