Los Padres National Forest

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Oscar-Winning Composer James Horner’s Death Confirmed, Ruled Accidental

A California medical examiner’s office has confirmed that Oscar-winning composer James Horner was the pilot killed in a plane crash this week, and the death has been ruled an accident.


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Report: Firefighter Who Died On Backpacking Trip Had Alcohol, Drug In His System

Herdman’s disappearance set off a two-week search in the Los Padres National Forest.


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Crews Find Missing Firefighter Dead Near Fillmore

A search for a firefighter ended in tragedy Friday when Ventura County crews found 36-year-old Michael Herdman dead, two weeks after he went missing in the Los Padres National Forest.


Michael Herdman's dog Duke was found Sunday dehydrated and hungry. (credit: Ventura County Sheriff's Department)

Missing Firefighter’s Dog Found Near Fillmore

Efforts will be scaled back Sunday night in the search for a missing off-duty firefighter in the rugged terrain of the Los Padres National Forest.


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5 Hurt In Ongoing Search For Firefighter Near Fillmore

The incredibly-rugged Sespe Wilderness near Fillmore is where volunteers and search crews are looking for a 36-year-old firefighter last seen eight days ago.


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Best Summer Backpacking Trips Near Los Angeles

Here are five backpacking trips worthy of a short road trip from downtown that feel as if these distinctive destinations are much further away from the fray.


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Brush Fire Burns 20-Acres In Los Padres National Forest

A brush fire has burned 20-acres in the Lockwood Valley area of the Los Padres National Forest.

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Fire Near Los Padres National Forest Triggers Camp Evacuations

Campgrounds remain evacuated as crews battle a wildfire that’s burning through dry brush around an off-road recreation area north of Los Angeles.



Heat, Wind And New Fire Danger Warning In LA Area

Hot, dry and windy conditions in Southern California have spurred forecasters to extend a red flag warning of high fire danger for another 24 hours.