Mop up efforts continue in two week wildfire.
Containment reached after two weeks in the 89,000 acre wildland fire, all evacuation warnings lifted. Read story.
Full containment expected today
Full containment expected today as only two miles of fire line remain in the rugged back-country terrain. Read story.
End in sight for two-week long blaze
Containment expected tomorrow, hard work and weather aiding suppression effort. Read story.
Containment in reach, work remains difficult
Full containment growing closer; hot spot work and encircling the fire remain objectives. All evacuation orders in fire area rescinded. Read story.
Containment Improving but Wilderness Burns
Only wilderness areas remain uncontained as fire battle continues to improve, expanded closures and erosion mitigation efforts begin in burnt areas. Read story.
Changed to Warnings Under Improved Conditions
Additional Evacuation Orders, Warnings Downgraded in La Brea Fire as conditions improve Read story.
Little growth, big efforts toward containment
Slow growth for fire as suppression efforts succeed and previous burns slow progress. Read story.
Spread Slows As Containment Efforts Grow to 75%
Firefighting focus will be shoring up the east flank to hold fire advance, 75% containment achieved; community meeting in the evening. Read story.
Slow Growth, More Containment, Evacuation Changes
Best day in a week for firefighters, with slow growth, low fire activity and strong advances in containment; southeast remains most active. Read story.
Downgraded to Evacuation Warnings
Tepusquet, Colson, and Ruiz Canyons and some rural roads downgraded to evacuation warnings at noon. Los Padres Forest still closed as firefighting continues. Read story.
Success on Saturday Improves Suppression Efforts
New lines drawn and preventive measures increase confidence of increased containment; western flank focus of efforts, while east remains difficult. Read story.
Strides Made in Containment and Holding
Day ends with more containment, most of the fire growth due to controlled defensive burns, as hard work seems to be paying off. Read story.
Evidence Points to Illegal Cooking Fire as Cause of the 84,000-Acre Blaze
Bizarre twist to La Brea fire investigation as evidence points to a cooking fire in an illegal marijuana cultivation camp; the suspects may still be in fire area. Read story.
Unique Water Bomber Refills from Cachuma
Pelican-like aircraft a first for our county in battling blazes from flight-refillable water bomber. Read story.
Another 10,000 Acres Gone; Back-fires and Burn Outs Continue
Backfires and burnouts; torching fuel remains best weapon for the 1,980 crew fighting a 75,486 acre wildland blaze. Containment improves to 25 percent. Read story.