Impacts on the Coastal Habitats Could Be Major
Fire at Coal Oil Point erupts in dramatic fashion but no homes threatened; impact could be felt for years. Read story.
Season’s First Wildfire Tests Firefighters' Skills
Wildfire in Lompoc threatens homes, causes evacuation, and is hit hard by firefighting forces. Read story.
UPDATE: 500-700 Acres and Growing; Winds Now Pushing It Toward Highway 1
UPDATE: Evacuations lifted in Lompoc as firefighters get upper hand on Miguelito Fire. Read story.
Response Deck a Major Tool for Santa Barbara Engine Crews and Area Residents
Response Deck is a major tool for Santa Barbara engine crews and area residents. Read story.
Real Time Danger During the Jesusita Blaze and Human Lives vs. Expensive Homes
Real time danger during the Jesusita blaze and human lives vs. expensive homes. Read story.
USGS Video on Southern California's Unique Ecology
USGS 30-minute video on Southern California's unique ecology. Read story.
Stihl Agrees to Confidential Payout for 60 Homeowners
The Stihl Corporation agrees to a confidential payout for 60 homeowners. Read story.
Driver’s Catalytic Converter Ignites Dry Grass
Party guest puts wedding at the Farmhouse on hold for an hour. Read story.
A Personal Report and Collection of Stats from the Wildland Blaze
A Personal Report and Collection of Stats from the Wildland Blaze Read story.
Relief from Winds Pushes Aerial Attack into High Gear
New jet assists in closing off last edge of the White Fire. Read story.
Charcoals Thrown on Dry Grass May Have Started the Fire
White Fire may have been started by a careless camper who threw hot charcoals out on the grass. Read story.
Potentially dangerous fire near TV Hill is doused thanks to quick response by City Fire. Read story.
Firefighters getting quick hold on fire that's visible across Santa Barbara. Read story.
Judge Orders City to Pay Legal Costs and Consultants' Fees
Judge orders city to pay legal costs and consultants' fees. Read story.
Wildfire Threatening Structures, Affecting Morning Traffic on Highway 154
UPDATED, NOON.: Lookout Fire is on the ropes, but firefighters work fast to beat afternoon winds. Read story.