HAPPY CAMP, Calif. (AP) — Fire officials battling a vast blaze in a forest in far Northern California say air crews should be able to get going earlier than they have over previous days.
Fire spokesman Jake Rodriguez says smoky skies have reduced visibility and prevented air drops on the blaze in the Klamath National Forest until late afternoon. But skies on Friday and the following few days are expected to be clear.
The lightning-sparked fire complex near the logging and gold mining town of Happy Camp has grown dramatically over the past several days, becoming a threat to about 250 rural homes. Some of the homes are under mandatory evacuation orders.
The two fires in the complex had burned through about 69 square miles as of Friday morning. One was 10 percent contained. There was zero containment on the other.
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Two dogs attacked a woman and her toddler son on an East County roadside Thursday, leaving them seriously injured, authorities said.
A San Diego man who beat, raped and strangled a female friend after watching her have sex with another couple, then stuffed her body in a suitcase and put it out with the trash was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.
On Friday, more pups across the country will join their masters at the office, gym and other businesses for the 20th annual Take Your Dog to Work Day.
U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris toured the Otay Mesa Immigration and Detention Facility Friday and visited migrant mothers who were separated from their children.
Three buildings on the campus of San Diego State University were briefly evacuated Friday due to a gas leak.
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As the weather heats up, County Animal Services says you may see more rattlesnakes out and about. The department has already received 656 rattlesnake calls since the beginning of the year, 100 more than last year at this time. Some 30 calls came in since last Wednesday.
A bleeding, gravely injured man banged on the door of a Lemon Grove home in an apparent last-gasp plea for help, and his death a short time later prompted sheriff's deputies to launch a homicide investigation, authorities said Friday.
High pressure over Northern Mexico will warm temperatures Friday. Coastal areas cooler due to weak onshore flow. Excessive heat warning in effect for San Diego County deserts through Friday evening.