Fire Crews Increase Containment of Willow Fire Near Big SurFire crews increased containment overnight on the Willow Fire burning in the Los Padres National Forest, officials said Monday.
Weary Firefighters Making Steady Progress Battling Willow Fire In Monterey County WildernessFirefighters battling the Willow Fire, burning in the treacherous terrain of the Los Padres National Forest wilderness, increased containment to 56 percent late Saturday with 2,877 acres having been charred by the blaze.
Willow Fire Containment Grows, Evacuation Orders LiftedThe Monterey County Sheriff's Office lifted evacuation warnings and modified some orders Thursday for the week-old Willow Fire.
Willow Fire: Good Weather Aiding Firefighters Near Big Sur; Containment Reaches 13%An influx of moist and cool ocean air was helping Wednesday as more than 500 firefighters worked to suppress a forest fire burning in California coastal mountains near a remote Buddhist monastery south of Big Sur.
UPDATE: Willow Fire Near Big Sur Grows To 2800 Acres, Still Zero Percent ContainedThe Willow Fire, first reported on June 17, was 2,088 acres as of Sunday afternoon -- up slightly from 2,066 acres on Saturday night. The fire remains zero percent contained.
State Officers Remove 3,000 Pounds of Trash From Big Sur Marijuana Grow SiteState wildlife officers removed 3,000 lbs. of trash, hundreds of feet of plastic irrigation piping, discarded camping equipment and other debris at an illegal marijuana operation in the Los Padres National Forest in Big Sur.
UPDATE: Dolan Fire In Monterey County Tops 111,000 Acres; Injured Firefighters ImprovingThe Dolan Fire burning in Monterey County has spread along the north and east edges of the wildfire and has now burned at least 111,382 acres as of Thursday morning, according to the U.S. Forest Service.
Dolan Fire Update: Nearly 100,000 Acres Burned; Containment Drops To 20%The Dolan Fire in Monterey County, which last week had burned 20,000 acres, has now burned nearly 100,000 acres and firefighters have lost some containment, fire officials said Wednesday.
3 Firefighters Injured, 1 Critically, Battling Dolan Fire Near Big Sur; Fire Doubles In SizeThree were injured, one critically, when a group of firefighters were forced to cover under fire shelters after being overwhelmed by flames from the exploding Dolan Fire near Big Sur, with two of them airlifted to a hospital in Fresno Tuesday, officials said.
Fate Of Endangered California Condors Unknown After Wildfires Destroy Sanctuary In Big SurA California wildfire has destroyed a sanctuary for the endangered California condor and the fates of several condors, including a chick, remain unknown.
Pilot Survives After Plane Crashes In Dense Forest Near Santa BarbaraAuthorities have rescued a 31-year-old pilot after his small plane crashed in a remote area of Los Padres National Forest, northeast of Santa Barbara.
Raging Wildfire Threatening 120 Homes In Monterey CountyA wildfire that started Saturday in Monterey County and spread to the Los Padres National Forest grew very little in size Sunday, a spokeswoman for the Los Padres National Forest said.
NorCal Hiker Missing Since Last Weekend In Los Padres National ForestAuthorities have been searching since last weekend for a 55-year-old hiker who went missing in the Ventana Wildnerness in Los Padres National Forest, Monterey County sheriff's officials said Wednesday.
Forest Service To Meet Thursday With Those Affected By Big Sur FireThe U.S. Forest Service Wednesday announced plans to hold a meeting in the Big Sur area of Monterey County on Thursday for people affected by a forest fire that damaged 34 homes before it was contained last Friday.
Pfeiffer Fire Near Big Sur 20 Percent ContainedAn unusual late fall wildfire fueled by drought conditions destroyed 15 homes and forced about 100 people to flee the forested mountains of the scenic Big Sur region overlooking the Pacific.