December 19, 2000 |
The so-called Monster House of Visalia burned to the ground Monday, prompting an attorney for the owner to charge that the giant structure was destroyed by "the politics of envy." "In my humble view, someone couldn't stand the thought of this man having his dream house," said Merl Ledford, who represents Gilbert Marroquin. "It's blatant racism."
May 31, 1999 |
Despite a fire that has burned more than 13,100 acres since Thursday, this popular draw for hikers and rock climbers will remain open today. As of Sunday night, the fire in the northwestern part of the park was 70% contained, authorities said. Firefighters expected to completely contain the blaze, the largest of four lightning-sparked fires that have plagued the park, by Tuesday evening, according to Judy Behrens, information officer for the U.S. Forest Service.
May 29, 1999 |
More than 300 firefighters and three water-dropping helicopters battled two lightning-caused wildfires crackling across a remote section of Joshua Tree National Park on Friday. A 2,000-acre fire in the rugged Covington Flats area showed little movement Friday. Another blaze a mile away had flared up to about 1,000 acres by evening, authorities said. Most of the park was expected to be open for the Memorial Day weekend.
July 20, 1998 |
Firefighters were battling a fire in the Angeles National Forest on Sunday as other crews across Southern California mopped up hot spots around the region. A 50-acre blaze in Sycamore Canyon near San Dimas threatened homes, but no evacuations were ordered, said a Los Angeles County fire dispatcher. About 200 firefighters worked to contain the fire.
October 28, 1996
A Northern California company is offering free computer data retrieval help to victims of Southern California's recent fires, including the Orange County blaze that destroyed 10 houses in Lemon Heights. Victims whose computers were damaged in the fires might still be able to salvage data stored on the computer's hard drive, said Scott Gaidano, president of DriveSavers Data Recovery Inc., an 11-year-old company based in Novato.
October 23, 1996 |
Six firefighters were hurt Tuesday as wildfires roared for a second day across Malibu and parts of San Diego County, and officials declared that the most devastating of the blazes was of "suspicious" origin. Fire crews were scrambling to expand their partial containment of the two largest in a series of brush fires that swept across Southern California--hoping to work faster than the Santa Ana winds that were forecast to intensify later in the week.