Soberanes Fire destroys 34 homes, grows to 27,326 acres

The Soberanes Fire continues to grow, destroying more homes and forcing additional evacuations. Cal Fire officials confirmed Wednesday night that a total of 34 homes have been destroyed, as well as 10 outbuildings.

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Soberanes firefighters

This gallery is courtesty of Joe Pagnella. It shows fire strike teams moving up White Rock Ridge. A strike team consists of five engines with a strike team leader in a four wheel vehicle. Also pictured in the background is a hot shot crew. Our thanks to Joe for the pictures and to these firefighters for their efforts…

SPCA shelter for evacuated pets

SPCA shelters over 30 evacuated pets

The SPCA of Monterey County is providing shelter to about two dozen domesticated pets forced from their homes by the Soberanes Fire.

New details on plan to fight Soberanes Fire

Behind the fire lines

KION’s Mariana Hicks goes behind the fire lines, into the evacuation area, where she will show you just how far one man is going to protect his home.

Homeowners told to create defensible space now

While the Soberanes Fire rages in Monterey County, fire officials are working to prevent a similar disaster in the Santa Cruz mountains.

Soberanes Fire: Day Seven status report

Firefighters are facing serious challenges as they work in remote areas with few roads and rugged terrain.

Officials identify bulldozer operator killed in fire

Robert Oliver Reagan III, 35, of Friant, CA. Oliver was killed July 29 during overnight operations to contain the fire.

Santa Cruz swim center reopens following infection scare

The Simpkins Family Swim Center in Santa Cruz is open once again to swimmers, following an infection scare.

Fire officials to host community meeting

There will be a community meeting about the Soberanes Fire tonight at 6:00 p.m. at Carmel Valley Middle School, 4380 Carmel Valley Road in Carmel.

Big Sur fire meeting Wednesday

Residents pack community meeting about the Soberanes Fire in Big Sur

Hundreds of people have been evacuated as the Soberanes Fire continues to burn south of Carmel. On Wednesday, concerned residents packed a community meeting at Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park, looking to Cal Fire for answers.

Soberanes fire drawing unwanted visitors

The last thing firefighters need as they battle the Soberanes Fire north of Big Sur is spectators.

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SPCA shelter for evacuated pets

SPCA shelters over 30 evacuated pets

The SPCA of Monterey County is providing shelter to about two dozen domesticated…

New details on plan to fight Soberanes Fire

Behind the fire lines

KION’s Mariana Hicks goes behind the fire lines, into the evacuation area, where she…

Soberanes Fire: Day Seven status report

Firefighters are facing serious challenges as they work in remote areas with few…

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Homeowners told to create defensible space now

While the Soberanes Fire rages in Monterey County, fire officials are working to…

Santa Cruz swim center reopens following infection scare

The Simpkins Family Swim Center in Santa Cruz is open once again to swimmers,…

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