January 22, 2021

Day: September 5, 2020

EastBayTimes

Watch: Creek Fire plumes top 50,000 feet

#CreekFire pyrocumulonimbus from the air today in California. #cawx #wildfire pic.twitter.com/HUf0p9j2f3 — Brad Panovich (@wxbrad) September 6, 2020 #CreekFire last 5 hours from 1pm – 7pm PT #timelapse Multiple aircraft reporting tops above 50,000 feet! Multiple lightning strikes detected #GOES17 #AxisMeadowLakes cam @nvfirecams @AlertWildfire via @NVSeismoLab #cawx #CAfire pic.twitter.com/9qpXp2iDX0 — NWS CWSU Oakland (@NWSCWSUZOA) September […]

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EastBayTimes

California wildfire traps campers in national forest

Associated Press SHAVER LAKE, Calif. (AP) — Three fast-spreading California wildfires sent people fleeing Saturday, with one trapping campers at a reservoir in the Sierra National Forest, as a brutal heat wave pushed temperatures into triple digits in many parts of state. The wildfire burning near Shaver Lake exploded to 56 square miles (145 square […]

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EastBayTimes

Map: Creek Fire evacuations and road closures near Shaver Lake

A fast-growing fire in the Sierra National Forest northeast of Fresno prompted evacuations in two counties. The Creek Fire, which was reported around 6 p.m. Friday, had grown to 36,000 acres (56 square miles) by Saturday evening, the national forest reported. As of Saturday evening, evacuations had been ordered for: Camp Sierra Big Creek Huntington […]

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EastBayTimes

At least 150 trapped in massive fire in Central California

FRESNO COUNTY — At least 150 people were reportedly trapped near a massive fire in Fresno County Saturday, and officials are warning they should shelter in place, even jumping into the water if necessary. The people are near the Mammoth Pool Reservoir, located about 50 miles south of Yosemite National Park in the Sierra National […]

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Chicago News

Chicago police seek to identify Mag Mile looters from August

CHICAGO — Police are looking for suspected looters from the Magnificent Mile last month. Police said the looting took place at an Ulta in the 400 block of North Michigan Avenue on Aug. 10 between 1 a.m. and 5:45 a.m. Overnight that day, widespread looting erupted in the Central Business District. 100 people were arrested […]

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EastBayTimes

Fast-moving wildfires erupt amid heat wave in California

Associated Press SHAVER LAKE, Calif. (AP) — Three fast-spreading wildfires sent people fleeing and trapped campers in one campground as a brutal heat wave pushed temperatures above 100 degrees in many parts of California. A record-breaking 117 degrees was recorded in Los Angeles’ San Fernando Valley. The most threatening wildfire was burning near Shaver Lake […]

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EastBayTimes

Rotating blackouts could be imminent due to extreme weather, high winds

Rotating blackouts could be imminent and more power shutoffs might be needed Tuesday and Wednesday due to extreme heat and high winds, energy officials warned. The California Independent System Operator (ISO) declared a Stage 2 emergency order Saturday around 6 p.m., meaning that rotating blackouts throughout the state could be expected if people didn’t conserve […]

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EastBayTimes

Santa Cruz County correctional officer arrested on suspicion of sexual relationship with inmate

By Bay City News Service A Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s correctional officer suspected of having an inappropriate relationship with an inmate was arrested Friday evening, the sheriff’s office said Saturday. Correctional Officer Jessica Smith, 31, was arrested on suspicion of sexual activity with an inmate, assault by a public officer and unauthorized computer access, the […]

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