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.
Federal Hot Shot Fire Crews Facing Labor Shortage As Wildfire Season Begins In EarnestWhen the Willow Fire erupted in the coastal wilderness near Big Sur, the Little Tujunga Hot Shots were among the crews who responded to help battle the blaze.
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.
'Fire Monks' Ready To Defend Zen Monastery From Willow Fire Raging In Big SurA group of firefighting monks was ready to defend a Buddhist monastery being threatened Tuesday by the so-called burning in the rugged central coast mountains south of Big Sur.
UPDATE: Sheriff Orders Evacuation As Fire Crews Continue Battling Advancing Wildfire Near Big SurA wildfire that started in Willow Thursday continues to advance in the steep, mountainous terrain near Big Sur, prompting local authorities to order evacuations.
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.
Willow Fire Forces 3,000 to Evacuate Yuba CountyThe Willow Fire in Yuba County forced the evacuations of 3,000 residents early Wednesday as the blaze grew to 1,000 acres.