Los Padres National Forest

In this Dec. 16, 2013 photo, a fire burns the hillside in the Big Sur, Calif., region. (AP Photo/The Californian, Travis Geske)

Big Sur wildfire is fully contained

BIG SUR, Calif. (AP) – A late-fall wildfire in central California’s Big Sur region is now fully contained, officials said. Mark Nunez, the incident commander in charge of battling the blaze, announced Friday night that […]

12/21/2013

In this Dec. 16, 2013 photo, a fire burns the hillside in the Big Sur, Calif., region. (AP Photo/The Californian, Travis Geske)

Weather to help crews battling Big Sur blaze

  BIG SUR, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters were expected to get some help Wednesday from the weather as they battle an unusual late fall wildfire that has destroyed more than a dozen homes and forced […]

12/18/2013

A Cal Fire helicopter. (AP Photo/Nic Coury)

Unusual late fall fire still burning in Big Sur

BIG SUR, Calif. (AP) — An unusual late fall wildfire fueled by drought conditions destroyed 15 homes and forced about 100 people to flee the forested mountains of the scenic Big Sur region overlooking the […]

12/17/2013

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Big Sur fire growth small, 5 percent containment

BIG SUR, Calif. (AP) — Officials say a wildfire in the Big Sur area of California grew only slightly overnight, and crews were able to establish some containment lines around it. The fire in the Pfeiffer Ridge […]

12/17/2013

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Fast-moving fire burns in Santa Barbara County

ORCUTT, Calif. (AP) — Sheriff’s officials say they’re going door to door to order the evacuation of hundreds of homes as a wind-fanned vegetation fire threatens structures in northern Santa Barbara County. County fire spokesman […]

06/20/2013

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Firefighters gaining ground on California blazes

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — California firefighters raced the weather Wednesday morning as they struggled to corral a wildfire that blackened nearly 3 square miles of forest in the mountains above Santa Barbara. The fire […]

05/29/2013

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Lull in winds aids fight against Southern California wildfires

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters are taking advantage of a lull in winds to try to gain ground against a forest fire in mountains north of Santa Barbara. Elsewhere in Southern California, crews are […]

05/28/2013

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Several thousand campers flee Santa Barbara wildfire

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — It may have been the last day of the trip anyway for some, but as many as 6,000 Memorial Day campers had to bolt when a wildfire in the California […]

05/28/2013

(AP Photo)

Fire burns 3,800 acres in Calif. national forest

  FRAZIER PARK, Calif. (AP) — Cooler temperatures and lighter winds gave hundreds of firefighters a breather from a wildfire that has blackened hills near Interstate 5 north of Los Angeles. The fire that broke […]

05/16/2013

(AP Photo)

Grand Fire burns 3,500 acres in Los Padres National Forest

FRAZIER PARK, Calif. (AP) — Cooler temperatures and lighter winds gave hundreds of firefighters a slight reprieve Thursday from a 3,500-acre wildfire that has blackened rugged terrain in the Los Padres National Forest. The fire […]

05/16/2013

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