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CBS13

CHP Looks Into Allegations Of Firefighters Had Sex With Woman Later Stabbed To Death

The report, which is so far unsubstantiated, arose during the manhunt for Orville Fleming, a former state battalion chief and training officer who was arrested in connection with the death of the woman, a former escort who became his girlfriend.

05/30/2014

Fleming in court

Former Cal Fire Battalion Chief Does Not Enter Plea Again In Murder Case

A former Cal Fire battalion chief who allegedly killed his fiancee did not enter a plea in court on his second appearance before a judge on Tuesday. Instead, the murder case was continued until early July.

05/27/2014

CBS13

Murder Suspect Orville Fleming Hiding In Bushes For 16 Days Near Where Truck Was Found

Fleming, 55, had been on the run since May 1. Authorities accuse Fleming of brutally murdering his 26-year-old girlfriend Sarah Jane Douglas at a home the two shared in Elk Grove. Douglas was found brutally murdered and left face down on the floor, her family told CBS13.

05/16/2014

Placer County Strike Team 4125C left for the Cocos Fire in San Diego County Thursday morning. (Credit: South Placer Fire)

Local Strike Teams To Help Fight San Diego Wildfires

Winds haven’t reappeared in San Diego County wildfire areas and authorities say it’s a window of opportunity to make gains against flames that have scorched thousands of acres and destroyed homes.

05/15/2014

Califre

Cal Fire: San Diego County Wildfire A Warning Of What’s To Come In California This Summer

Cal Fire’s Daniel Berlant says this fire is a warning for all Californians this year. “Conditions here in our area are just as dry as they are in Southern California,” Berlant said.

05/14/2014

on the run

Wanted Murder Suspect Fired From Cal Fire Position

Wanted murder suspect Orville Fleming is no longer an employee of Cal Fire, officials tell CBS13.

05/08/2014

Photo of Fleming provided by authorities.

Cal Fire Battalion Chief Possibly Armed, Known To Change Appearance

In their new wanted posted for murder suspect Orville Fleming, Sacramento County Sheriff’s officials are warning that he is possibly armed and has access to Cal Fire areas across the state.

05/07/2014

Orville Fleming

Cal Fire Chief Accused Of Murdering Girlfriend May Have Had Help Escaping From Police

A firefighter turned murder suspect is on the loose, possibly armed with a number of weapons, after police say he killed his fiancee. Now sheriff’s department investigators believe he could be out of the state.

05/06/2014

Orville Fleming

Detectives Piece Together Scene Of Sacramento County Woman’s Murder

Authorities say that the woman found murdered inside her Sacramento County home Thursday morning was stabbed.

05/02/2014

CW31

Fire Burns Home In Colfax

Cal Fire investigators are still at the scene of an early morning house fire in Colfax. At around 2:30 a.m. firefighters responded to a reported house fire on the corner of Auburn Street and Marvin Avenue. The home was fully engulfed in flames.

04/08/2014

Wildfires

State Drought A Disaster In Slow Motion With Wildfires, Dry Wells

Cal Fire’s responded to more than 400 wildfires that have burned more than 1,000 acres. The 5-year January average is 70 fires and 130 acres.

01/29/2014

Generic photo of a grass fire. (credit: CBS13)

Cal Fire Suspends Fire Permits In Parts Of Stanislaus And San Joaquin Counties

The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection has suspended burn permits, citing dry conditions and a sharp increase in vegetation fires.

12/30/2013

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