The Tobin Fire has burned 248 acres and is 55 percent contained. The blaze started Monday morning off of Highway 70 near the Tobin Ridge in the Feather River Canyon area. The fire has burned an area of heavy brush and grass. According to the U-S Forest Service, there has been minimal activity at night with isolated areas of burning fuels. Crews will continue to hold and improve constructed containment lines.
Fire crews contain a small vegetation fire in Butte County. The Pulga Fire burned nearly 2 acres and is now 100 percent contained. The fire started Wednesday morning and burned in steep and rugged terrain near Bachelor Point, west of Pulga. By Thursday afternoon crews had fully contained the fire.
A small vegetation fire burning in Butte County is not far from a wildfire burning in the Feather Falls in Plumas County. The Pulga Fire started Wednesday near Batchlor Point, west of Pulga. The fire has burned almost 2 acres and is 70 percent contained. The fire is reportedly 12 miles from the Tobin Fire burning in the Feather River Canyon. Despite the size of the fire Call Fire officials say the rugged terrain has made containing it more difficult.
Some progress is being made in battling a wildfire in the Feather River Canyon. The Tobin Fire has burned 248 acres and is now 35 percent contained. The fire started Monday morning off of Highway 70 near the Tobin Ridge. According to the U-S Forest Service, the blaze is burning heavy brush, grass, and downed snags.
Officers responed to reports of multiple gunshots heard fired on the one thousand block of Neal Dow Avenue after 8:30 Tuesday evening. Witness said that they saw two vehicles speeding away after hearing the shots. One of the vehicles were described as a white full size sedan and the other a white or silver SUV. No injuries were reported. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Chico Police Department.
MORGAN HILL, Calif. (AP) — At least 300 homes are threatened by a growing wildfire chewing through timber and dry brush in a remote area of California's Santa Cruz Mountains. Cal Fire says Wednesday that the destructive blaze south of San Jose has grown to more than 3.5 square miles. It's just 10 percent contained. Evacuation orders are in place for residents of several canyons and other rugged areas, some accessible by only dirt roads. One residence has been gutted by flames and at least six outbuildings are destroyed.
Officials say the North Forebay in Oroville has been closed so firefighters can use the area as an incident command post. The closure will affect all parking lots, picnic areas and trails within the North Forebay as well as the Forebay Aquatic Center. It's also been reported that the fire has forced the annual Family Goose Hunt, scheduled for next week, to be cancelled with no time yet when it'll be rescheduled. The Fire started Monday morning north of Highway 70 in the Feather River Canyon near the Tobin Ridge. The latest estimate has the fire burning about 375 acres and is 5 percent contained. Firefighters on the ground are reportedly dealing with steep, rocky, treacherous terrain.
The Glenn County Sheriff's Office releases the identity, today, of a man wounded in a shooting west of Orland Friday night. 35-year-old David Gammon of Willows was reportedly found lying in the roadway on Newville Road with several gunshot wounds. He was taken to a local hospital were he is recovering. Gammon told detectives that an Hispanic male started to shoot at him for an unknown reason. Authorities went to a residence on the 5800 block of Country Road 200 where they believe the shooting took place. According to authorities, several marijuana plants were found at the residence but no people or weapons were found during the search.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Detective Kelly Knight at the Glenn County Sheriff's Office at
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Californians braced for another hot autumn day as forecasters warned of soaring temperatures and potential wildfires due to hot, dry and windy conditions. A high pressure ridge is expected to bring temperatures in the 80s and 90s in coastal areas and triple-digit heat in inland areas on Monday, the National Weather Service said. Several parts of the state saw record-breaking heat on Sunday as temperatures ran 10 to 25 degrees above normal for this time of the year
The fire started on Bald Rock Road in the Berry Creek area around 6:30 Sunday Morning and burned about three acres. After three hours Cal Fire crews had stopped its forward progress. No injuries have been reported. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
Officers responded to multiple reports of gunshots heard along West East Avenue near Harvest Park Court around 2:30 am Sunday. Witnesses told police that they heard two vehicles speed off after the shots were fired. Officers located several spent shell casings in the roadway but no injuries were reported. West East Avenue was closed for about an hour while police investigated the scene. Police say the suspects and the motive for the gunshots fired are unknown. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Chico Police Department.
The CHP is reporting a vehicle fire on a dirt road in the area just after 8 am this morning. Cal Fire arrived and is working on putting out the flames.
There's a free flu clinic at Calvery Chapel today. Enloe Medical Center is hosting the free drive through clinic that started at 7 AM and will go until 1PM or while supplies last. The clinic is free and is at the Calvery Chapel right near the Chico Mall.
Chico Police, Fire and Emergency dispatch are reporting that a teenage girl on a bike has been struck by a vehicle on Cohasset Road near Mad Dash Pizza this morning. The incident was reported after 7:30 am this morning. No word on the condition of the unidentified teen girl.
The incident happend on Wagstaff Road near the bike path before 7 pm Sunday night. The driver of a faded blue sedan allegedly struck 64-year-old Percy Toms. The vicitm reportedly suffered major injuries and was taken to Enloe Medical Center where he is listed in stable condition.
A former American Legion official plead no contest to embezzlement charges. 45 year old William Henry White made that plea in Butte County Court Thursday on charges he embezzled some 20 thousand dollars from the Gridley American Legion Post 210 over a period of two years. White was reportedly set to undergo a preliminary hearing before making the plea. Charges were White used American Legion funds to cover personal expenses between August of 2014 to February of 2016. He could get up to three years in county prison when he's sentenced November 10th.
The North Valley Animal Disater Group annouced, on their Facebook page, this morning that they have been released from the Saddle Fire due to no further evacuations being needed.
The Chico Police Department has released their arrest and citation numbers for the Labor Day weekend. There were a total of 57 misdemeanor arrests for the period between Friday and Monday and there were 9 felony arrests for that same period. There were 20 traffic citations issued and 20 more for various other infractions. There were 16 more arrests this year than last year for the Labor Day weekend.
The Saddle Fire is now 840 acres, still 10% contained.
Crews are being brought in to the Pentz area to secure line. Fire is starting to heat up.
The incident happened north of the Amtrak Depot in Chico around 6 am Wednesday morning. Witnesses told police that they saw a man near the tracks right before the collision. The train blocked crossings between West 9th and West 1st streets for over 3 hours while authorities were investigating the scene. Personnel from the Butte County Coroner's Office removed the unidentified body from the tracks. The incident is still under investigation.
A former Fair View High School yard duty supervisor charged with having an inappropriate relationship with a student gives her plea in court. 40-year-old Jessica Hays plead not guilty Wednesday to felony counts of unlawful sex with a minor, furnishing a controlled substance and marijuana to a minor. Hays was arrested last week after an investigation by authorities following her giving birth in July. The now 17-year-old student was 16 at the time of the alleged relationship with Hays. Authorities believe that the young man is the father of the baby, but are awaiting the results of a paternity test. A preliminary hearing for Hays is set for September 28th.
The man was found by officers with major head injuries at the Valero gas station on Montgomery Street around 3 am Wednesday. Officers found 32-year-old Ralph Dicostanzo around 8 pm Wednesday in downtown Oroville. He was arrested and was charged for assault with a deadly weapon. According to police, the alleged attack stemmed from past incidents between the two men.
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