Crews battling the toughest of several wildfires burning across the state held their ground, keeping a blaze east of California’s Napa Valley from jumping any more containment lines, fire officials said.
There has been a flare-up of the Wragg Fire in Solano County that has prompted new mandatory evacuations and road closures Tuesday afternoon, a Cal Fire spokeswoman said.
Photos of the devastation depict eerie scenes as over 500 firefighters continue to battle the blaze just 5 percent contained as of Thursday afternoon.
A grass fire has blocked the right lane of eastbound Interstate Highway 80 at the interchange of northbound Interstate Highway 505 Wednesday afternoon, according to the California Highway Patrol.
Nearly 15 hours after a riot at a Northern California prison, guards found a missing inmate sawed nearly in two, with his abdominal organs and most chest organs removed, his body folded and stuffed into a garbage can in a shower stall a few doors from his cell.
There have been no reports of any injuries Tuesday morning from a vegetation fire that has burned 150 acres since it began Monday morning in a remote area near Vacaville, according to Cal Fire.
A car fire ignited a fast-spreading vegetation fire Monday morning that could be threatening several homes near Vacaville.
The earthquake-damaged Napa County Jail may not re-open for at least another year, according to estimates by officials. Inmates have had to spend the last eight months in Solano County Jail.
The state Senate race between Orinda Mayor Steve Glazer and Concord Assemblywoman Susan Bonilla has led to $7 million in campaign spending. Voters decide who goes to Sacramento in a special election on Tuesday.
A Solano County Superior Court judge decided the fate of a convicted sex offender on Tuesday and that he won’t be able to reside in an upper middle-class Fairfield neighborhood.