APPLEGATE, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters gained the upper hand overnight on a wildfire along Northern California's Interstate 80 east of Sacramento that threatened 1,000 homes.
The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection reported Saturday that firefighters have contained 55 percent of the blaze that consumed 459 acres in the communities of Applegate and Wiemar. Cal Fire reported that five homes and multiple utility buildings have been destroyed. One injury has also been reported, but no details were provided.
The fire began Wednesday and briefly closed Interstate 80. The cause is under investigation.
A fire in Yosemite National Park, meanwhile, was at 311 acres and 54 percent contained. A major route into the park remained closed, though shuttles were being provided into the park. The road is expected to be opened Sunday.
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A hit-and-run accident early Sunday morning left two passengers injured and the driver was at large, according to the San Diego Police Department. An unidentified female driver in her 50s was driving with a 39-year-old male passenger in the front and a 79-year-old male passenger who was asleep and unrestrained in the back seat.
An airline flight out of San Diego was diverted to Phoenix due to reports of an unknown odor in the cabin Sunday.
A 33-year-old woman was killed in a single-vehicle crash Sunday in the Oak Park community of San Diego.
A suspect remains at large after an argument led to a man being slashed with a knife in Lakeside on Saturday night, deputies said.
A 30-year-old man in the North Park community of San Diego suffered non-life threatening injuries Sunday when he was struck by a hit-and-run motorist who abandoned his vehicle, police said.
Cooler than normal temperatures continued through the weekend. Warmer and sunnier conditions are expected Monday and Tuesday away from the coast.
In a ceremony at the Veterans Museum in Balboa Park, people paid homage to those who lost their lives in service to our great nation.
A soldier from the San Diego area died as a result of a "non-combat related" incident in Kosovo, the Department of Defense said Friday.
Authorities Friday released the name of a lawman who opened fire on an assault suspect who allegedly charged him with a machete over his head in a busy intersection near Grossmont Center mall.