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Santa Barbara County Fires (2008)

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  • 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...
  • People urged to clear brush

    LA CAÑADA FLINTRIDGE — With the onset of dry summer conditions and fewer resources due to statewide budget constraints, local fire officials last week warned residents to be prepared for a tough fire season. The danger of fire in the Angeles,...
  • After Fog, Heat Wave Hits L.A.

    After Fog, Heat Wave Hits L.A.
    LOS ANGELES -- Now that the first significant rain of the season has left the Southern California area, residents can put away their umbrellas and sweaters and get out those summer clothes once again. A predicted heat wave has started. The weather is...
  • A true giving tree

    A true giving tree
    THE avocado tree can't help itself. Plant it in Southern California and it grows high and wide, its limbs like pumped-up biceps looking for room to flex. Its fruit hangs for months and months, like Christmas decorations you wish someone would take down....
  • Such resilience, such beauty

    First came the wildfires, then the questions. Providence aside, why had certain neighborhoods and houses been spared in the firestorms that ravaged Southern California? What had the builders or landscapers done that encouraged flames to stop in their...