Air attack, soothing winds help firefighters battle wildfires near Big Sur; Containment increases to 25% – CBS San Francisco

Air attack, soothing winds help firefighters battle wildfires near Big Sur;  Containment increases to 25% – CBS San Francisco

CARMEL (CBS SF) — Hundreds of residents woke up Sunday morning hoping to get home as soon as firefighters took control of a rare January blaze that burned in the Coast Mountains near Big Sur. With the gusts that fueled the so-called Colorado Fire and an intensive onslaught of flames from the air, containment rose … Read more

Racing event canceled in rural Victoria as grass fires burn vehicles

Racing event canceled in rural Victoria as grass fires burn vehicles

A horse racing event at Victoria’s Great Western Racecourse was canceled after a grass fire ripped through the car park, setting several vehicles on fire and forcing patrons to evacuate on January 23. Racing Victoria said the fire was under control on Saturday afternoon and no injuries were reported in the blaze. Footage filmed by … Read more

Time-lapse footage shows fire activity in California’s Big Sur

Time-lapse footage shows fire activity in California’s Big Sur

A wildfire in Big Sur, Calif., had spread to 1,050 acres by the evening of Jan. 22, officials said, prompting evacuation orders in Monterey County. The Colorado Fire started Friday night near Palo Colorado Canyon and was 20% contained Saturday night, Cal Fire said. Highway 1 was closed in both directions Friday near the fire, … Read more

German navy chief resigns over Ukraine comments

German navy chief resigns over Ukraine comments

The head of the German navy has resigned after being criticized at home and abroad for saying Ukraine would not return to the Crimean peninsula, which Russia annexed in 2014. ThroughThe Associated Press January 23, 2022, 01:03 • 2 minute read Share on FacebookShare on TwitterEmail this article BERLIN — The head of the German … Read more

Letters to the Editor — January 23, 2022

Letters to the Editor — January 23, 2022

The commercial shame of the PolesIn response to “Congress Cashes In” (Betsy McCaughey, January 19): We the American people are the suckers in all of this. Our elected officials do everything except represent us. They are too busy enriching themselves and their families with the inside knowledge they have. It has been said that some … Read more

Wind-whipped Big Sur Wildfire reaches 1,500 acres, fire breaks out near Geysers Peak in Sonoma – CBS San Francisco

Wind-whipped Big Sur Wildfire reaches 1,500 acres, fire breaks out near Geysers Peak in Sonoma – CBS San Francisco

CARMEL (CBS SF/AP) – Winds in excess of 65 mph blew through northern California early Saturday, fueling a wildfire through the hills of the Palo Colorado Canyon near Big Sur, forcing evacuations and a fire near Geysers Peak in Sonoma County. As of 8 a.m., officials said the Colorado Canyon Fire had grown to at … Read more

Wind-whipped wildfire in Big Sur closes Highway 1, forces evacuations – CBS San Francisco

Wind-whipped wildfire in Big Sur closes Highway 1, forces evacuations – CBS San Francisco

CARMEL (CBS SF) – The American Red Cross opened a shelter late Friday evening for residents of the Palo Colorado area of ​​Monterey County who received mandatory evacuation orders due to a growing wildfire fast which also closed Highway 1 south of Carmel. The emergency shelter opened at 11:30 p.m. Friday at Carmel Middle School, … Read more

Big Sur Fire Department Evacuations

Big Sur Fire Department Evacuations

Evacuations are underway due to a wildfire in the Palo Colorado Canyon area of ​​Monterey County. .Cal Fire says the fire has spread to 1,500 acres and skipped Hwy 1. to Hwy 1 and south to Bixby Creek. Evacuation orders are mandatory. An American Red Cross shelter opened Friday at 11:30 p.m. at Carmel Middle … Read more

Residential building fire kills 2, injures 17 in Mumbai

Residential building fire kills 2, injures 17 in Mumbai

A fire in a 19-storey building has killed at least two people and injured 17 others in Mumbai, India’s financial and entertainment capital ThroughThe Associated Press January 22, 2022, 05:15 • 1 minute read Share on FacebookShare on TwitterEmail this article NEW DELHI – A fire in a 19-storey building killed at least two people … Read more