According to the Los Angeles Police Department, officers first reported the blaze that erupted around 2:40 a.m. at Barrios Castings Company located in the 1400 block of South Lorena Street. –Read More
Firefighters will gather together to pay their respects to Airtanker Pilot Geoffrey “Craig” Hunt as well as to his family, who paid the ultimate sacrifice with his life while fighting the Dog Rock fire near El Portal, California. A celebration of Craig’s life, with a full Line of Duty Death fire service honors, will take place Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at 10 a.m. –read More – –Read More
Long Beach Fire Department (LBFD) firefighters were called upon to extinguish two separate structure fires today, one along the 4th St. Corridor at the border of Alamitos Beach and North Alamitos Beach and another near the 405 Freeway at the Atlantic Ave. exit. –Read More
At 1 a.m. on Oct. 9, a mass of fire fighters descended on a burning house on South College Avenue.
The cause of the fire is under investigation. Mike Barneich, a Santa Maria Fire Department battalion chief, confirmed to the Sun in an email that the department is calling the fire suspicious—but wasn’t at liberty to explain why. –Read More
A Rio Nido man lost most of his multi-story house in the steep, wooded canyons above the Russian River on Thursday morning.
Billy Koenig was not injured in the blaze that broke out shortly before 10 a.m., but his home at the top of Canyon 6 Road was a total loss, Rio Nido Fire Capt. Ryan Lantz said. –Read More
A firefighting air tanker that crashed in Yosemite National Park, killing the pilot, may have struck a tree and lost a wing before colliding with a canyon wall, federal investigators said in a preliminary report.
Veteran pilot Geoffrey “Craig” Hunt, 62, was found dead in the wreckage of the twin-engine S-2F3AT that crashed while battling the Dog Rock Fire on the afternoon of Oct. 7. –Read More
The fire in the 13200 block of Lamplite Lane, near Los Coches Road, was reported at about 3:20 p.m., according to Heartland Fire & Rescue and the California Highway Patrol. Crews reported the fire as knocked down shortly after. –Read More
A grass fire on Monday briefly threatened Benicia homes before firefighters put it out, Benicia Fire Department officials said.
At about 3:30 p.m. Monday, the Benicia Fire Department was dispatched to multiple reports of a grass fire in the open space area adjacent to Panorama Drive and Southampton Road, Division Chief K.C. Smith said. –Read More