Ex-Cal Fire Chief Says He Felt Like Zombie While Stabbing Girlfriend To Death

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.


Scene of the fire. (Source: Diana Duncan)

Firefighters Battling Grass Fire In El Dorado County

Crews are fighting a grass fire near Highway 49 in the Placerville area.



Trial Begins For Ex-Cal Fire Battalion Chief In Girlfriend’s Slaying

A jury trial is beginning for a former California fire battalion chief charged with murder in the death of his 26-year-old girlfriend.


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Cal Fire: Homes Evacuated Near Shingle Springs Due To Fire

Homes were evacuated due to a fire near Shingle Springs, Cal Fire says.


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Cal Fire Crews, Meteorologists Team Up To Track Thousands Of Lightning Strikes

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.


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Nevada County Supervisor Says Cal Fire Isn’t Doing Enough With Fire Fee

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.


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Grants Repair Cal Fire Lookout Towers Ahead Of Busy Fire Season

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.


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Inmate Firefighters Train For Busy California Fire Season During Drought

Cal Fire is busy training thousands of firefighters to defend against what’s expected to be a hot, dry season, including inmate firefighters.


Aftermath of the fire. (Credit: CBS13)

2 Injured After Explosion, House Fire In Nevada City

A home in rural Nevada City was engulfed in flames after a reported explosion Saturday afternoon.


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Low Yuba County Water Levels Have Cal Fire Preparing For Worst In California Drought

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.


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Cal Fire Increases Staffing For Potentially Difficult Fire Season

The drought has moved fire season up this by two months and Cal Fire is warning that 2015 could be a difficult fire season.


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Fire, Reported Explosions Prompt Evacuation Of Rural Colfax Neighborhood

A rural Colfax neighborhood is being evacuated after a fire and possible explosion early Friday afternoon.