January 29, 1988 |
The 73-year-old widow of actor Ward Bond, star of the long-running television series "Wagon Train," died in a fire Thursday in her Vista home, where she apparently had been smoking in bed, authorities said. Mary Lou Bond was Ward Bond's secretary and business manager when they married in 1954. He died in 1960. Her current husband, John Diggs, 77, was hospitalized for minor burns. Diggs, who was awakened by smoke and unable to lift his invalid wife, called firefighters.
October 7, 1987 |
A stubborn fire on the dry slopes of Palomar Mountain continued to burn Tuesday as 1,245 firefighters, many of them from out of state, battled to contain the 9,000-acre blaze that has swept into inaccessible canyons and timberland not touched by fire in more than 100 years. Rob Bruggema, a spokesman for the California Department of Forestry, said the fire, which began Saturday at about 3 p.m., was about 40% contained Tuesday.
January 22, 2001 |
About 100 dogs, cats and other animals were killed by a fire despite efforts by firefighters who unlatched cages and carried animals to safety outside a burning shelter. Volunteers and workers hugged and wept Sunday outside the gutted remains of the shelter, which burned Saturday night. At least 85 of the 200 animals in the shelter survived. More than 20 dogs, three cats, two snakes and a pigeon were being treated at animal hospitals Sunday.
July 6, 1996 |
Firefighters worked in 90-degree heat Friday, battling a 3,000-acre Los Padres National Forest blaze that was 75% contained. In San Diego County, another wildfire also neared containment. "It's burning away from the city of Cuyama and into the forest," said Santa Barbara County fire spokesman Richard Abrams. "It's burning some very old fuel." Full containment was expected this evening.
July 3, 1988
Fire in a steep San Diego canyon threatened 12 homes, but firefighters managed to put out the blaze in an hour. The fire also was slowed by ice plant, an extremely moist succulent which surrounded some of the Manzanita Canyon homes, fire authorities said. About 70 firefighters battled the 1 p.m. fire, which scorched three acres.
October 10, 1987 |
California Department of Forestry officials said Friday that even if they had known of a pending Santa Ana weather condition last weekend, they were powerless to stop a permit holder from "slash" burning and allegedly igniting a 15,800-acre fire that has burned at Palomar Mountain for a week. Dan Lang, department fire prevention engineer, said from his Sacramento office that most local fire stations and offices are powerless to halt the burning of debris once a permit has been issued.