Firefighters worked fast to stop the spread of a fire in a Vista building Sunday morning.
The two-alarm fire was first reported around 9:15 a.m. near Watson Way and Sycamore Avenue.
Fire officials said an abandoned structure became engulfed in flames, which soon spread to nearby vegetation. They contained the fire in about an hour. –Read More
Firefighters said Sunday they expect to have a brush fire that scorched about 125 acres east of Pine Valley fully extinguished by Thursday.
An earlier estimated that the fire would be contained Sunday night was overly optimistic, said spokeswoman Wende Cornelius of the U.S. Forest Service. –Read More
Firefighters were able to put out a large apartment fire late Friday near Fourth and Florida streets.
Residents reported seeing a large plume of black smoke come from the burning structure from blocks away. –Read More
A man and woman suffered critical injuries in an early-morning fire Friday that is being treated as suspicious, according to a fire captain.
The man and woman got out of the house through the garage, according to San Jose fire Capt. Reggie Williams.
The blaze was reported at 3:45 a.m. on the 2900 block of Aetna Way, located near McLaughlin Avenue and Capitol Expressway. When fire crews arrived they found 20- to 30-foot flames coming from the back of the home, Williams said. –Read More
Despite efforts to save them, two women died in house fire that erupted early Friday just outside Placerville.
The fire at the single-story home on Rose Lane near Mosquito Road to the northeast of Placerville was reported by a citizen around 5:45 a.m. Friday. The 911 caller said that occupants of the home could still be inside the burning structure. –Read More
About 200 firefighters planned to work through the night to contain a brush fire that blackened 75 to 100 acres east of Pine Valley and prompted the temporary closure of a stretch of Interstate 8 in East County, authorities said.
No injuries or structure damage has been reported as a result of the Gun Fire, which was reported to the California Highway Patrol shortly after 12:30 p.m. by callers on westbound Interstate 8 approaching Pine Valley, who said the smoke appeared to be from a fire about two miles north of Sunrise Highway. Read More
Crews responded to a structure fire in the Sycamore Canyon area that broke out just after 12:30 p.m. Monday.
Crews from the Montecito, Santa Barbara City Fire departments responded to a call of structure fire at 651 Circle Drive at 12:35 p.m., according to Stu Pfister, a battalion chief for the Montecito Fire Department who was the first to arrive on scene. –Read More
An independent assessment of the Los Angeles Fire Department finds a new leadership structure and a strategic plan for operations could make LAFD more efficient while simultaneously rebuilding the public’s confidence. The full report can be read below. –Read More