Conception Dive Boat Tragedy Update

Conception Dive Boat Tragedy Update

Santa Barbara, CA…At approximately 3:30 a.m., Monday, the U.S. Coast Guard and partnering agencies responded to a vessel fire off the north shore of Santa Cruz Island near Platt’s Harbor in Santa Barbara County. Emergency responders encountered “Conception”, a 75-foot commercial diving boat based out of the Santa Barbara Harbor, fully engulfed in fire. The […]

CAL FIRE Investigators Determine PG&E Not the Cause of the Tubbs Fire

CAL FIRE Investigators Determine PG&E Not the Cause of the Tubbs Fire

Sacramento, CA…After an extensive and thorough investigation, CAL FIRE has determined the Tubbs Fire, which occurred during the October 2017 Fire Siege, was caused by a private electrical system adjacent to a residential structure. CAL FIRE investigators did not identify any violations of state law, Public Resources Code, related to the cause of this fire. […]

Fire On Interlake Road Destroys Trailer

Fire On Interlake Road Destroys Trailer

Lockwood, CA…At 9:07 p.m. on Tuesday, March 28, 2017, South Monterey County Fire Protection District (FPD)/CAL FIRE responded to a call for a fire in a travel trailer on Interlake Road near Lockwood (Monterey County). The trailer was not occupied, but used for storage and contained ammunition. South Monterey County firefighters found the trailer fully […]

Soberanes Fire Update, 40,618 Acres, 18% Contained, 57 Homes Destroyed & 1 Fatality

Soberanes Fire Update, 40,618 Acres, 18% Contained, 57 Homes Destroyed & 1 Fatality

Big Sir, CA…CAL FIRE and the United States Forest Service, Los Padres National Forest remains in unified command. Fire activity overnight was moderate to minimal. Extremely remote and rugged terrain with limited access coupled with hot and dry weather and an above average cured grass crop has resulted in a high resistance to control. Pre-planning […]

US Forest Service Confirms Loss Of Three Firefighters

US Forest Service Confirms Loss Of Three Firefighters

Twisp, WA…Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest (OWNF) and Washington Department of Natural Resources (WA DNR) officials are deeply saddened to confirm the fatalities of three U.S. Forest Service firefighters from the OWNF this afternoon. Next of kin notifications are being made. “We are devastated by the tragic loss of three of our Forest Service firefighters,” said Mike […]

USFS Wildland Firefighter Loses Life Fighting the “Sierra” Fire

USFS Wildland Firefighter Loses Life Fighting the “Sierra” Fire

South Lake Tahoe, CA…It is with great sorrow we must confirm the loss of a U.S. Forest Service wildland firefighter this evening in the Lake Tahoe area. The fire crew member succumbed to injuries suffered when struck by a tree during initial firefighting efforts on a new wildfire named the “Sierra” Fire. The incident occurred […]