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A man working on a car is recovering after receiving multiple burns in a fire Thursday night.

The mechanic was at Mastercraft Motors Autobody Shop in Santa Barbara.

Several people are suffering major injuries – including two in critical condition – after a fire swept through homes on the South Coast.

The Ventura City Fire Department says the fire broke out just before 1 Sunday morning in Cabrillo Village in East Ventura.

(Santa Barbara County Fire Department photo)

An early morning fire forced the evacuation of a Central Coast hotel.

The fire was discovered just after five a.m. Wednesday at the Landsby Hotel, on the 1500 block of Mission Drive in Solvang. Santa Barbara County firefighters arrived to find smoke coming from the hotel’s kitchen.

Flames were shooting out of the windows of a vacant home on Sunday evening before 7 p.m.

Santa Barbara Fire sent several engines, including a ladder truck, to the scene.

They had the fire controlled in about 15 minutes, even as the flames were visible throughout the downtown area.

Fire crews stopped a condo fire in Carpinteria Wednesday morning as it was starting to get into the walls, attic, and possibly several of the adjacent units.

The crews on-scene said that over eight units were threatened, and smoke was coming out of the upper story when they arrived on Palmetto Way.

Smoke, flames and explosions shook up old town Goleta Monday night just after 7.

A fire broke out in vegetation near a business in the 5800 block of Hollister Avenue near Orange.

Fire crews raced to the Santa Barbara Riviera Monday afternoon, when brush caught fire near Cleveland Elementary School on Alameda Padre Serra.

The area burning was small but was close to portable buildings on the campus.

An investigation is underway into the cause and response to a store fire in Santa Barbara.

The fire took place in a 99 Cents Only Store Tuesday morning.

Investigators say the fire was electrical, connected to a produce refrigerator.

Fire investigators are looking into the cause of a small brush fire that crews knocked down on the South Coast. 

Santa Barbara City Fire officials say it started around noon on Saturday in the foothills above Santa Barbara to the north of Parma Park.  The fire grew to between a quarter and a half acre.  City fire crews -- along with firefighters from Santa Barbara County, Montecito and Los Padres Fire Protection -- extinguished the fire in 45 minutes.  

No homes were damaged, and no injuries were reported.  

A stubborn fire that spread because of gusty winds on the South Coast destroyed one home and damaged a neighboring home.

Fillmore Fire officials say it started around 7:30 Friday night in the kitchen of a single-family house on the 200 block of Olive Street. The fire quickly spread because it was fanned by strong winds. Firefighters battled the fire from outside the home because it was too dangerous to do so inside. The roof collapsed as they were putting out the flames, and live electric lines were down around the home. 

Authorities are investigating the cause of an overnight apartment fire that displaced four people and led to evacuations of dozens more on the South Coast.

Ventura County Fire officials say the fire started around 2:30 Saturday morning in the 400 block of East Clara Street in Port Hueneme. About 60 people were evacuated from the building. The fire that was confined to a single 1,000-foot apartment unit was knocked down by firefighters in less than 20 minutes.

(Santa Barbara Fire Department photo)

A man is recovering from smoke inhalation after a water heater he was working on sparked a fire in a two story building on the South Coast.

Santa Barbara firefighters were called to the 400 block of North Milpas Street just after 9 a.m. Monday by reports of a fire. They discovered smoke coming from a home located above a liquor store.

Authorities have released the names of the father and young son who were killed in an apartment fire on the South Coast.

The Ventura County Medical Examiner's Office said 24-year-old Mario Rangel and his five-year-old son, Diego, died from smoke inhalation.

The fire happened around 4 a.m. on Friday in a two-story apartment complex on the 200 block of East C Street in Port Hueneme. Neighbors told firefighters that Mario got his wife and daughter out of the home safely and then went back inside to save his son. But both got trapped inside and died.

A three-story house has been reduced to scorched rubble after a major fire in Summerland.

The fire broke out around 7 in the evening Tuesday.

It could be seen for miles, as winds in excess of 40 miles per hour whipped up the flames.

Fire crews responded quickly to a call at Westmont College in Montecito yesterday, where they extinguished flames in a closet at the Page residence hall.

The fire took place around 6 pm, and forced 200 students from their rooms for the night.

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