Articles Tagged With ‘wildfire’

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)

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)

California Senate votes to ban smoking at the beach

California state senators voted Tuesday to ban smoking at beaches and parks. The bill would also prohibit disposing of tobacco waste at state parks and state beaches. [LA Times] Supporters of SB 1333 say the bill is necessary, not only... (Continue reading)

Numerous fires break out on Central Coast

At least seven fires broke out on the Central Coast over the weekend, five of which occurred in San Luis Obispo County. On Sunday alone, three fires broke out in SLO County, a 3,800-acre blaze ignited in Monterey County and... (Continue reading)

California wildfire could lead to landslides

Officials are warning of possible landslides on hills north of Ventura that were burned by a wildfire over the weekend. The potential landslides could threaten nearby railroad tracks, Highway 101 and Highway 1. [Fox News] Ventura County fire Capt. Mike... (Continue reading)

Millions raised from Cal Fire fee going unspent

As fires have burned hundreds of thousands of acres in California this year, the state has kept millions of dollars raised from a controversial fee sitting in a fire prevention account. [Sac Bee] In June 2011, lawmakers approved legislation requiring... (Continue reading)

California companies offer free marijuana to fire victims

Medical marijuana product companies and dispensaries are teaming up to offer free cannabis to patients affected by a destructive Northern California wildfire. [LA Times] Through Oct. 7, companies Care By Design and AbsoluteXtracts are offering free marijuana products up to... (Continue reading)

Big Sur wildfire destroys 15 homes, including fire chief’s

A wildfire in Big Sur has consumed 500 acres and destroyed 15 homes, including the house of the local fire chief. [LA Times] The fire began late Sunday night near the intersection of Pfeiffer Ridge Road and Highway 1, close... (Continue reading)