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2008-07-07 18:00:14

By Niesha Lofing, The Sacramento Bee, Calif. Jul. 7--Hundreds of fires continue to burn throughout the state today, scorching acreage and threatening homes and businesses. Firefighters are battling 330 active fires in California. More than 1,400 fires have been contained, California Department of Forestry and Fire officials stated in a fire overview released late Monday morning. Fire officials say they are concerned about a high-pressure weather system that moved into the state could...

2008-07-07 15:00:25

By Larry Parsons, The Monterey County Herald, Calif. Jul. 6--More firefighters and air support poured into the battle Saturday against the Big Sur wildfire as another growing blaze threatened hundreds of homes near Santa Barbara. The high-profile fires at each end of Los Padres National Forest -- in Monterey and Santa Barbara counties -- were among 330 state blazes burning out of control. The Basin Complex Fire, which forced the evacuation of hundreds of Big Sur residents last...

2008-07-07 15:00:25

By AMANDA FEHD, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BIG SUR, Calif. A pair of out-of-control wildfires roared along California's central coast Friday, chewing through opposite ends of a parched forest and threatening a total of more than 4,500 homes. While flames from the stubborn fire in the northern flank of the Los Padres National Forest inched closer to Big Sur's historic vacation retreats, state emergency officials said hot winds had caused a newer blaze 200 miles south in Santa Barbara County to...

2008-07-06 12:00:14

The entire coastal town is ordered to clear out. BIG SUR, Calif. (AP) -- Authorities ordered the remaining residents of this scenic coastal community to leave Wednesday because an out-of-control wildfire, one of hundreds in California, had jumped a fire line and was threatening more homes. Flames raged in the hills above and ash fell from orange skies as evacuees in packed cars streamed north along California Highway 1, the only major road out of Big Sur. "The fire is just a big...

2008-07-04 00:00:13

By The Associated Press BIG SUR, Calif. (AP) - Authorities ordered the remaining residents of this scenic coastal community to leave Wednesday because an out-of-control wildfire, one of hundreds in California, had jumped a fire line and was threatening more homes. Flames raged in the hills above and ash fell from orange skies as evacuees in packed cars streamed north along Highway 1, the only major road out of Big Sur. Sheriff's deputies told residents they needed to leave the area by...

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2008-07-03 00:45:00

Raging wildfires forced the remaining residents of Big Sur, California to leave their homes on Wednesday. The fire in Big Sur is one of more than 1,100 currently raging across the state. Residents of the coastal community were prompted to leave the fire when it crossed a fire line and was threatening more homes. Sherriff's deputies told residents they needed to be out of the area by late afternoon. "The fire is just a big raging animal right now," said Darby Marshall, spokesman for the...

2008-07-03 09:00:09

BIG SUR, Calif. (AP) -- Authorities ordered the remaining residents of this scenic coastal community to leave Wednesday because an out-of-control wildfire, one of hundreds in California, had jumped a fire line and was threatening more homes. Flames raged in the hills above and ash fell from orange skies as evacuees in packed cars streamed north along Highway 1, the only major road out of Big Sur. Sheriff's deputies told residents they needed to leave the area by late afternoon. "The fire...

2008-06-28 12:00:24

By Terence Chea Associated Press BIG SUR, Calif. -- Firefighters bulked up their defenses Friday against a wildfire that threatened parts of this storied tourist town and prepared for more lightning strikes that could ignite new fires across northern California. More than 1,000 fires, mostly caused by lightning, burned across northern California, including two gigantic blazes in the Los Padres National Forest. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger asked President Bush on Friday for a federal...

2008-06-24 09:02:47

By The Monterey County Herald, Calif. Jun. 24--A nearly two-week old wildfire in south Monterey County that has burned 57,128 acres has led to voluntary evacuations of residents and campers today. Officials from Cal Fire reported that those who were in the area of the Arroyo Seco Campground toward Carmel Valley Road were notified by the Monterey County Sheriff's Office early Monday. The evacuations were a result of the Indians Fire which began on June 8 within the Los Padres National...


Latest Los Padres National Forest Reference Libraries

Sierra National Forest
2014-07-31 09:31:42

Sierra National Forest is a United States national forest that is located in the state of California and extends along the western slope of the Sierra Nevada mountain range. It holds 1,300,000 acres of protected land that is divided into three ranger districts known as Bass lake Ranger District, High Sierra Ranger District, and Supervisor's Office. It was established in 1893 as the Sierra Forest Reserve, but in 1897, the reserve was split into two areas and it was renamed the Sierra South. It...

Los Padres National Forest
2013-11-21 13:26:05

Los Padres National Forest is a United States national forest that is located in central and southern areas of California. The forest holds 1,950,000 acres of public and private land, most of which is accessible to the public. The park is divided into two areas known as the northern division and the main division and it holds a number of designated wilderness areas including Garcia Wilderness, Silver Peak Wilderness, and Dick Smith Wilderness. Visitors must obtain a National Forest Adventure...

Angeles National Forest
2013-10-30 09:52:34

The Angeles National Forest of the U.S. Forest Service can be found in the San Gabriel Mountains of Los Angeles County, southern California, United States. It was established on July 1st of 1908, incorporating the first San Bernardino National Forest and portions of the former Santa Barbara and San Gabriel National Forests. It covers 655,387 acres and is located just north of the metropolitan area of Los Angeles. A small portion extends eastward into southwestern San Bernardino County, in...

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