Image from Colson Canyon Ridge Shows Difficulty of Task
Why take just one picture when you can stitch five together? Read story.
View from the West Side Shows a Fire Totally Out of Control
Ray reports on the fire from the top of Colson Canyon last night. Read story.
Blaze Reported to Have Grown Considerably South of Carp
A blaze south of Carpinteria has reportedly grown considerably. Read story.
Skies filled with smoke, some homes threatened by 67,000 acre blaze
Week-old Santa Maria area blaze threatens some homes and fills skies with smoke. Doubling in size since Thursday, 67,092 acres torched as 1,859 personnel now fight fire with fire. Read story.
Investigators Say Vineyard Grass-Cutting Accidentally Sparked Blaze
Investigators say a vineyard's grass-cutting accidentally sparked the blaze. Read story.
Firefighters Dispatched to Fight Palmer Road Fire as Well
Firefighters are now being dispatched to fight a fire on Palmer Road in addition to La Brea Fire. Read story.
Conditions Force Additional Evacuations
Changing conditions force additional evacuations in western flank. Read story.
Another 10,000 Acres Gone, More Ranch Evacuations
Some success in building and holding ridge lines despite fire's growth, more than 36,000 acres consumed, 1,600 personnel involved. Read story.
The Santa Barbara backcountry is yet again ablaze as the La Brea Fire continues to torch the deepest reaches of Los Padres National Forest, with sky-high smoke clouds visible for miles and nearly 25,724 acres consumed as of press time. Read story.
Additional 10,000 Acres Burned by Midnight Tonight
While La Brea Fire increased almost 50 percent in size in the last 24 hours, not all news is bad. Read story.
Forest Service Calls for Assistance in Finding Van
Forest Service calls for assistance in finding van or people seen in area where wildfire started. Read story.
Fire Remains in National Forest, Still Growing
Another 6,000 acres gone, limited containment, but fire remains in National Forest. Read story.
Like the Zaca Fire, It May Consume Lots of Acres But Perhaps Not Homes
The La Brea Fire increases in size dramatically but the worst could be over. Read story.
Warning upgraded to mandatory order for ranches
Evacuation order issued in La Brea Fire for 14 area ranches, superseding previous evacuation warning Read story.
Evacuation warning issues for some ranch areas
Some containment achieved, fire still growing with 20,622 acres involved, first evacuation warning issued. Read story.