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La Paloma Ranch Sues Over Sherpa Fire

A civil suit has been filed in the aftermath of the 2016 blaze. Read story.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Sherpa Fire 96 Percent Contained

Hand crews working to put out remaining hot spots. Read story.

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Sherpa Fire: Friday Morning Update

The cost from the incident is $18.1 million. Read story.

Originally published 11:12 a.m., June 24, 2016
Updated 1:24 p.m., June 24, 2016

Season Opener: A Sherpa Fire Retrospective

How fast-acting crews struggled with but ultimately contained the blaze. Read story.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Sherpa Fire: Wednesday Morning Update

Containment jumps to 89 percent, estimated costs to $15.8 million. Read story.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Sherpa Fire: Tuesday Morning Update

As containment increases to 70 percent, firefighters are being sent home. Read story.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Scherpa Fire: Monday Morning Update

Ground troops ready to roll and working to contain northeast edge today. Read story.

Monday, June 20, 2016

Yes, 'Sherpa Fire' Is Spelled Wrong

But there's no going back. Read story.

Monday, June 20, 2016

Scherpa Fire: Sunday Afternoon Update

“Type 1” team takes charge of 7,800-acre blaze. Read story.

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Scherpa Fire: Sunday Morning Update

Calm Saturday helps firefighter progress continue; threat of heat does not impact efforts. Read story.

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Scherpa Fire: Saturday Evening Update

7,811 acres; 45 percent contained; red flag warning issued for Sunday 5 p.m. Read story.

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Scherpa Fire Frontlines: Lack of Winds Aids Firefighters

Good progress made overnight but sundowner weather about to resurface. Read story.

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Scherpa Fire: Saturday Morning Update

Blaze jumps slightly to 7,063 acres with 24 percent containment. Read story.

Originally published 12:51 a.m., June 18, 2016
Updated 12:00 p.m., June 18, 2016

Oil and Scherpa Fire Don't Mix

The ExxonMobil gas plant has so far stayed safe from the flames. Read story.

Friday, June 17, 2016

Face-to-Face with the Scherpa Fire

Ray Ford recounts the last two days of the Santa Barbara blaze. Read story.

Friday, June 17, 2016
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