Crews rescued two people from the water in the area of the Cosumnes River near Cosumnes River Preserve in Sacramento County, officials said Tuesday.
The Cosumnes Fire Department said the two were helped onshore and into a fire ambulance near the visitors center at 13501 Franklin Boulevard in Galt. Rescuers went to the riverbank closest to the 7000 block of Desmond Road, and a boat entered the river by the visitors center. Cosumnes Fire Department said a couple dozen ground and boat crew members and a CHP helicopter were all part of the rescue.
Rescue crews said a man and woman who live on a boat in one of the sloughs off the Cosumnes River left their boat a bit earlier in the day when the water level was much lower.
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Fifteen years ago Tuesday, five U.S. Forest Service firefighters perished battling a monster wildfire near Idyllwild set by a serial arsonist who had ignited multiple blazes in the area and was ultimately sentenced to death.
On Oct. 26, 2006, the crew of U.S.F.S. Engine 57 was fatally injured while attempting to deploy around a house on a hillside north of Twin Pines to protect it from the Esperanza wildfire.
The catastrophic blaze consumed roughly 41,000 acres, destroying 34 homes and other buildings, as well as killing a large amount of livestock. The fire also damaged a highway before it was stopped four days later.
Capt. Mark Allen Loutzenhiser, 43, and firefighters Pablo Cerda, 24, Daniel Hoover-Najera, 20, Jason Robert McKay, 27, and Jess Edward McLean, 27, were victims of the conflagration, which started at the hands of former Beaumont mechanic Raymond Lee Oyler.
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Faced with a number of challenges, the Redwood City Council unanimously voted to end financial support of a five-year-old fire safety program aimed at encouraging owners of multifamily residences to install sprinkler systems in aging buildings.
“We don’t want to lose sight of why this was instituted in the first place,” Mayor Diane Howard said during Monday’s City Council meeting.
The city’s Fire Safety First Pilot Program was adopted in 2015 as a reaction to a string of apartment fires including two in 2013 that displaced a number of residents after destroying 147 units. One of those structures, known as the Hallmark House, has since been rebuilt and is currently accepting applications, Fire Chief Ray Iverson said.
San Mateo Daily Journal
Flames tore through a popular Kerman restaurant late on Tuesday night.
The owners of Reno's Bar and Grill said the fire broke out after closing. They posted photos onto social media of the building's charred remains.
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In the photos, firefighters are also seen tackling the large flames.
The restaurant owners wrote that the fire was heartbreaking and that they would rebuild. They also thanked the community for their support.
No one was hurt. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
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A Los Angeles federal judge Tuesday granted Vanessa Bryant's motion to compel depositions of Sheriff Alex Villanueva and Fire Chief Daryl Osby in her lawsuit against the county over photos of the Kobe Bryant helicopter crash scene allegedly taken and circulated by sheriff's deputies.
In a ruling obtained by City News Service, U.S. Magistrate Judge Charles F. Eick sided with Bryant, saying her purpose in seeking the depositions "is neither abusive nor harassing." Bryant sued Los Angeles County last year, alleging that she and her family suffered severe emotional distress after discovering that sheriff's deputies snapped and shared gruesome photos of the helicopter crash scene where her Laker legend husband died, along with their daughter and seven other people.
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On Friday, October 22, flooding occurred along Highway 97 beginning north of the City of Weed.
After the Lava Fire devastated the area over the summer, burn scars—remnants of burned-out tree stumps and debris—left acres of land previously covered in foliage barren.
With the recent rains coming to the Northstate as a part of the atmospheric river storm, burn scars are a dangerous catalyst for flooding and mudslides. According to CalTrans officials, the flooding began at approximately 3 a.m., resulting in the partial closure of Highway 97 from Big Springs Road to County Road A12.
CalTrans PIO Chris Woodward urged drivers to stay cautious and cognizant when driving in burn scar areas.
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