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Firefighters urge extreme caution when using fireworks

Firefighters urge extreme caution when using fireworks

SACRAMENTO - The Sacramento area has seen an average of one serious fire a day in recent weeks. And when fireworks go on sale at noon on Saturday, fire agencies start their busiest week of the fire season.

"We're seeing fires daily," Sacramento Metro Fire spokesperson Michelle Eidam said. "We all know that, so what we want people to hear clearly is, enjoy the fireworks but be really, really smart about them."

Eidam points out that safe and sane fireworks are illegal for anyone under 18 to use.

"Because of the fire danger. There's a million reasons, but that's a hard and fast rule," Eidam said. "Parents will be cited, parents can be cited."

Eidam said safe and sane fireworks should never be modified and or used more than one at a time. Fireworks that are not safe and sane are easily recognized, she said.

Marysville 'missing man' arrested for burglary

A man reported missing for three days by his wife has been located -- and arrested, according to Marysville police.

Gina Richardson said husband Steven left to go fishing at Ellis Lake on Sunday and did not return. She said he called her that evening to say he was walking the three miles home and that was the last she heard from him.


Man missing after Marysville fishing trip

On Thursday, Marysville police said they and the Yuba County Sheriff's Department had been working together on the Richardson case and believed the missing man was connected to a burglary.

Yuba City VA clinic flagged for scheduling delays

ID=10269347Federal auditors are taking a close look at more than 700 VA hospitals and clinics nationwide, including the Yuba City outpatient clinic.

According to an audit performed in April, more than 57,000 newly-enrolled veterans waited at least 90 days for medical care at VA centers across the country. At the Yuba City clinic, the average wait for a new patient to see a doctor was 44 days. The VA recommends a wait period of no more than two weeks.

Shaq roots for California Chrome!

Shaq roots for California Chrome!

Even Shaquille O'Neal is rooting for California Chrome to win the Triple Crown Saturday in the Belmont Stakes.


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Yuba City's California Chrome can break the longest Triple Crown drought in horseracing history by winning the Belmont Stakes on Saturday. News10 is showing its support for Northern California's horse by sharing these images on Facebook and Twitter with the hashtag #GoChrome.

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Yuba City goes crazy for California Chrome


The Triple Crown is nearly in the grasp of California Chrome. It's a story that may come along only once in our lifetime.

It's no wonder why the excitement can be seen everywhere, especially in Yuba City. That's where the anticipation has been building as the town could become part of history.

The horse's co-owners reside in the city and residents and businesses are getting Chrome fever.

Local shops are coming together to show their support for their hometown hero.

Windswept fires kept firefighters on the defensive for another day.

Windswept fires kept firefighters on the defensive for another day.

SACRAMENTO - Another day of wind kept firefighters on the run across Northern California, battling grass and brush fires.

A fire alongside Sacramento's old dump beside the Capitol City Freeway sent city fire crews on the offensive shortly before 1:30 p.m. Friday. The windswept blaze burned 8 acres before it was contained. Arson is suspected and police have detained a suspect for questioning.

A fire that broke out in Elk Grove along Civic Drive was contained to about 1 acre. The blaze was caused by someone mowing the grass in the middle of a windy day.

"This week is a classic example of when you should not be doing defensible space," Cal Fire spokesperson Daniel Berlant said. "In the hot temperatures, dry conditions and a little bit of wind, that's gonna allow a fire to quickly spark and ignite and spread very, very quickly."