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City Beat

Sacramento sees rise in illegal marijuana grow houses. City says 1,000 are operating.

Sacramento officials estimate there are 1,000 illegal marijuana growing operations in houses throughout the city. Police are increasing their enforcement of the issue.

Fires

See the beginning of Ranch Fire in El Dorado County

A wildfire in the rural area near the Amador-El Dorado county line has burned 154 acres. The Ranch Fire started just before 2 p.m. Wednesday at 7531 Ranch Camp Road in the Mount Aukum/Somerset area, and was caught on this camera operated by Nevada Seismo Lab.

Videos

Going into the woods? Dry conditions turn some trees into multi-threat dangers

From dropping dry branches on your head to catching fire quickly and burning intensely, trees, among the reasons we go into the woods and forests in the first place, present certain dangers in this hot, dry summer. Cal Fire provides details.
Cal Fire
Going into the woods? Dry conditions turn some trees into multi-threat dangers 2:19

Going into the woods? Dry conditions turn some trees into multi-threat dangers

Watch crews make progress at Oroville Dam spillway this week (July 25, 2017) 2:08

Watch crews make progress at Oroville Dam spillway this week (July 25, 2017)

See the beginning of Ranch Fire in El Dorado County 0:28

See the beginning of Ranch Fire in El Dorado County

CHP officers free owl caught in net 0:41

CHP officers free owl caught in net