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Santa Barbara County Fires (2008)

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  • Governor Visits Firefighters at Lockheed Fire

    Governor Visits Firefighters at Lockheed Fire
    California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger urged residents to heed mandatory evacuation orders Saturday as 6,800 firefighters battled to control nearly a dozen blazes across the parched state. Schwarzenegger met with firefighters at the Lockheed Fire in the...
  • Authorities: Huge Santa Barbara Fire Started at Pot Farm

    SANTA BARBARA -- Authorities in Santa Barbara County say a fire that has burned more than 75,000 acres over the last week started at an illegal marijuana farm operated by a Mexican drug organization. "The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Narcotics Unit has...
  • Funding Enough To Cover High Cost Of California Wildfires

    Funding Enough To Cover High Cost Of California Wildfires
    The price tag for fighting California wildfires during just the past few weeks has climbed to more than $60 million, with the fire season's peak months still looming ahead. But in a state recently forced to make deep budget cuts, pay bills with IOUs...
  • Massive evacuations ordered as onslaught of fires spreads

    Wind-whipped firestorms destroyed more than 700 homes and businesses in Southern California on Monday, the second day of its onslaught, and more than half a million people in San Diego County were told to evacuate their homes. The gale-force winds turned...
  • Wind-whipped fire rips through Santa Barbara neighborhoods

    Wind-whipped fire rips through Santa Barbara neighborhoods
    Afternoon winds stoked a day-old brush fire into an out-of-control blaze Wednesday in Santa Barbara, sending it hopscotching across exclusive canyon neighborhoods and leaving firefighters nearly powerless before its advance. The airborne embers ignited...
  • Local firefighters help fight Santa Barbara blaze

    Local firefighters help fight Santa Barbara blaze
    San Diego fire fighters are now on the front lines of the wildfire in Santa Barbara. Early Thursday morning, 165 firefighters from the county headed north to help battle the blaze. By noon the fire had burned about 500 acres and destroyed 20 homes....
  • Santa Barbara firefighters get a boost from cooler, damp weather

    Santa Barbara firefighters get a boost from cooler, damp weather
    Fog, drizzle and calm breezes moved into Santa Barbara this morning, handing firefighters a much-needed reprieve in their five-day assault against the Jesusita fire. Officials are evaluating when they can begin to lift extensive evacuation orders that...
  • Winds drive Southland wildfires

    Thousands of Southern California homes could be at risk in coming days as powerful Santa Ana winds continue to stoke wildfires, fire officials said. Blazes on Sunday scorched thousands of acres from the Mexican border to Santa Barbara County, destroyed at...
  • California's wildflowers show their true colors

    Springtime is peak season for wildflowers -- and for the throngs of people eager to see the eye-catching displays around California. "This year will be particularly good because of the winter rainfall we've had, which will bring all the spring annuals to...
  • Ventura County wildfire consumes 16,000 acres

     
    Fanned by low humidity and high winds, the Guiberson fire in Ventura County has grown to 16,000 acres and is 40% contained after threatening oil production fields, power lines and agricultural sites, fire officials said this afternoon. Flying tankers...
  • Firefighters urge vigilance

    LA CAÑADA FLINTRIDGE — With the onset of the dry summer conditions and fewer resources due to statewide budget constraints, local fire officials on Tuesday warned residents to be prepared for a tough fire season. The danger of fire in the Angeles,...
  • Risen from the ashes

    Risen from the ashes
    Members of two organizations hope to create a sense of healing and renewal through art in the aftermath of the Station fire. ART from the Ashes, a collective of more than 40 artists from Glendale, Burbank and across the country, has formed a...