A Foresthill man has been arrested on suspicion of interfering with firefighting operations during the Trailhead Fire by flying a drone over the fire, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. The arrest is the first by Cal Fire of a drone operator suspected of interfering with firefighting.
Containment on the Trailhead Fire that broke out a week ago in the Sierra has reached 75 percent as of Wednesday morning and mandatory evacuations have been lifted, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.
Thomas Herzog recounts what he saw and heard as a fire broke out in the small Delta community of Locke on Sunday, July 3, 2016. The fire completely consumed some second-story apartment units, damaged the business below and also a third residence, but due to the exterior sprinkler system and the quick action of the fire department, the fire was contained to just the one structure.