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Salinas Valley News Briefs | Sept. 7, 2021

CAMPFIRE RESTRICTIONS MONTEREY COUNTY — Effective Sept. 3, campfire restrictions are in place at all Monterey County parks and lakes, including the Laguna Seca Recreational...

Monterey County officials offer advice in how to prepare for fire...

MONTEREY COUNTY — With the one-year anniversary of the start of both the Carmel and River fires, where more than 100 structures were lost...

Major power outages reported in South Monterey County

UPDATE AUG. 6, 3 P.M.: Power has been restored to all customers in South Monterey County, many of whom were without electricity for more...

Fast action stops fire near Pinnacles, east of Soledad

SOLEDAD — Fast action from local firefighters helped contain a wildfire that started last Wednesday, July 28, near the west entrance of Pinnacles National...

How artificial intelligence is fighting wildfires

In 2003, Ilkay Altintas, a computer scientist with the University of California, San Diego, had her first wildfire encounter. She had been in Santa...

Monterey County lifts all evacuation orders for Willow Fire

BIG SUR — Containment on the Willow Fire has increased substantially over the past week, as firefighters continue working around the clock to improve...

Salinas Valley News Briefs | June 28, 2021

BRUSH FIRE KING CITY — A brush fire started in the Salinas River bed off Highway 101 and Jolon Road in King City at about...

Monterey County lifts, modifies Willow Fire evacuation warnings and orders

BIG SUR — Monterey County Sheriff’s Office has lifted and modified evacuation warnings and orders for the Willow Fire, effective 5 p.m. Thursday. The wildfire,...

‘Fire monks’ defend Tassajara Zen monastery from wildfire

Eight Buddhist monks working to defend the Tassajara Zen Mountain Center near Big Sur, California, from a nearby wildfire have relied not only on...

Willow Fire holds steady at nearly 2,400 acres

BIG SUR — A wildfire southeast of Big Sur in the Los Padres National Forest has charred at least 2,392 acres in steep, rugged...
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