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  • Fire roars through San Luis Obispo Denny's

    October 13, 2011 11:40 PM

    The Denny's location in San Luis Obispo is closed until further notice, after a fire ripped through the restaurant on Thursday. The two-alarm fire started around 7:15 a.m., on the 200 block of Madonna Road. San Luis Obispo firefighters said it started in an electrical closet on the outside... more »
  • Firefighters offering free emergency preparedness class

    July 19, 2011 9:33 PM

    If an earthquake hit the Central Coast, would you be prepared? Santa Maria firefighters want to help you help yourself in case of an emergency The fire department is kicking off its "Ready Santa Maria" program tonight. Classes will be held every Tuesday night for about a month at... more »
  • Two injured in Santa Barbara warehouse fire

    June 6, 2011 9:52 PM

    A three alarm warehouse fire in Santa Barbara this morning injured two people, including a firefighter. It started just after 10:30 at a Vasari Plaster and Stucco in the 100 block of Santa Barbara Street. Police closed off the Yanonali Street between Garden Street and Santa Barbara Street while... more »
  • Local search dogs aiding rescue efforts in Japan

    March 16, 2011 9:19 PM

    We have new video tonight of some local firefighters and their search dogs, helping out in japan. Those firefighters and their search dogs are combing through wreckage in Ofunato City. That's on the northeast coast of Japan. Three Santa Barbara County firefighters arrived this weekend at Misawa Air Base.... more »
  • Fire in Los Alamos started behind clothes dryer

    March 9, 2011 9:46 PM

    Investigators say an exhaust port attached to a clothes dryer is responsible for starting this morning's raging fire in Los Alamos. The fire left eleven people homeless. Firefighters got the call just after 9:30 this morning. They rushed over to the Cottonwood Glen Complex on Wickenden Street in Los... more »
  • SLO Firefighters Assoc. says City's vote to put repeal of binding arbitration on ballot is illegal

    February 24, 2011 1:36 PM

    The San Luis Obispo Firefighters Association Local 3523 says this week's move by the City Council to put a repeal of binding arbitration on the August ballot is illegal. Binding arbitration is when a third-party arbiter makes the final decision in a labor negotiation dispute between the city and... more »
  • Vandenberg fire burning on base near old explosives

    October 28, 2010 11:01 PM

    Fire crews says the brush fire has scorched 400 acres, but is weakening. They say the six structures threatened initially are no longer in danger, but there are still some concerns. Firefighters say the fire is burning near a large number of old explosive devices from previous wars. That's... more »
  • Firefighters help locals protect their homes from wildfires

    April 21, 2010 2:35 AM

    Firefighters are helping locals be prepared, so they can protect their homes from wildfires. The Santa Barbara County Fire Department is holding two Wildfire Preparedness Workshops. Fire officials say homeowners need to take responsibility for their safety if they live in a high-risk area. Both workshops will be... more »
  • Firefighters to fire up the BBQ for special fundraiser

    April 19, 2010 12:07 PM

    Members of the Nipomo Firefighters Association need your help to raise money for new equipment and special training. Crews are inviting the community out to a fundraising BBQ on Sunday, April 25, between 10:00a.m. and 2:00p.m. The firefighters will be trading in their usual uniforms for an apron, and... more »
  • Grover Beach woman puts out fire at her home

    April 16, 2010 2:13 AM

    Some quick action by a Grover Beach woman stopped a fire from spreading at her own house. It happened in the 800 block of North Third Street Thursday night. The homeowners were having the trim of their house painted and brown paper was set up around the siding.... more »
  • Fire breaks out in a San Luis Obispo home

    February 10, 2010 2:41 AM

    Firefighters put out flames at a San Luis Obispo home. Four engines were called out just before 8:30 p.m. Tuesday to the 3200 block of Flora Street. The homeowners had a fire burning in the fireplace earlier in the evening, but thought the flames were out. The fire then... more »
  • Quick containment expected for SoCal wildfire

    January 15, 2010 1:10 PM

    LAKE ELSINORE, Calif. (AP) - Firefighters say they expect to contain a 125-acre wildfire in Riverside County by Friday evening. Alma Ruiz of the U.S. Forest Service says the blaze in the Ortega Mountains is 50 percent contained, winds are light and no homes are threatened. The fire, which didn't... more »
  • Atascadero Fire Department asking for information about suspicious fires

    December 15, 2009 2:53 PM

    The Atascadero Fire Department is investigating several suspicious fires that have sparked in the city in the last couple months. Now it's asking the public for help in that investigation. If you have any information that would assist them in determining the cause of those fires, please call Captain... more »
  • Electric blanket to blame for house fire in SLO County

    December 15, 2009 1:36 AM

    Cal Fire crews say an electric blanket is to blame for a fire in a home in northern San Luis Obispo County. Firefighters were called out to the 4100 block of Las Tablas Willow Creek Road, near Paso Robles, just after 6:00 p.m. One person was home at the... more »

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