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.
20 Acres Burning By West Camino Cielo; 10 Engines, 2 Air Tankers, 150 People Fighting Flames
UPDATED, 8:45 p.m.: Fire held at 15 acres, crews mopping up. Read story.
Civil Suit Against 'Tea Fire Ten' Continues
Civil suit against “Tea Fire Ten” continues. Read story.
The city must pay monetary damages to three victims of 2008’s Tea Fire who lost their homes and were prevented by the city from rebuilding because of the Conejo Slide Ordinance. Read story.
Wildfire Along Sisquoc River 60% Contained
Fire may have been started accidentally. Read story.
Lawsuits Filed Against Trail Workers and Tool Manufacturer
Lawsuits filed against trail workers and tool manufacturer. Read story.
Two years after the Jesusita Fire Sam Kornell Looks at the Idyllic Past and to the Global Future of Fire, Flood and Drought
Two years after the Jesusita Fire Sam Kornell Looks at the Idyllic Past and to the Global Future of Fire, Flood and Drought Read story.
Lance and Carla Hoffman Claim Negligence and Nuisance
Lance and Carla Hoffman claim negligence and nuisance. Read story.
Brief Blaze Put Out, But Not Before Traffic Brought to Standstill in Santa Ynez Valley
Brief blaze put out, but not before traffic is brought to a standstill in Santa Ynez Valley. Read story.
Dana Larsen and Craig Ilenstine were sentenced to community service for not having proper equipment for brush-clearing activities, a charge stemming from the DA’s Office investigation of the Jesusita Fire. Read story.
Judge Rules That “Hot Work” Statute Does Not Apply to Defendant’s Use of a Weed Cutter
Court rules against DA theory a "hot work" permit is required for use of a weed cutter. Read story.