Orville Fleming said they were arguing when he went into the kitchen and grabbed a knife, and in his words, just lost it. He said he felt like a zombie when he stabbed her and doesn’t remember anything else after that.
Crews are fighting a grass fire near Highway 49 in the Placerville area.
A jury trial is beginning for a former California fire battalion chief charged with murder in the death of his 26-year-old girlfriend.
Homes were evacuated due to a fire near Shingle Springs, Cal Fire says.
With thousands of lightning strikes over the course of two days from this recent storm, fire crews have their eyes on the skies looking for fires.
He says Cal Fire could do much more to help prevent a devastating blaze. He says for four years, the state has forced many property owners throughout California to pay $117 per year for a state fire prevention fee.
The lookout towers, including one at Wolf Mountain in Grass Valley, will now reopen. They need volunteers to keep watch. Persistent vandalism forced Cal Fire to shutter the towers for the past two fire seasons.
Cal Fire is busy training thousands of firefighters to defend against what’s expected to be a hot, dry season, including inmate firefighters.
A home in rural Nevada City was engulfed in flames after a reported explosion Saturday afternoon.
The lake that feeds into the Yuba River is 16 feet lower than it was last year, meaning fire crews will likely have to go further to get the water they need.
The drought has moved fire season up this by two months and Cal Fire is warning that 2015 could be a difficult fire season.
A rural Colfax neighborhood is being evacuated after a fire and possible explosion early Friday afternoon.