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The third wildfire in less than 20 hours burned more than 200 acres in Lake County. There were no buildings burned in any of the three fires in east Lake County and the trio are all being investigated for cause. The fire yesterday northwest of Indian Valley Reservoir, off Highway 20. Cal Fire reported it burning thru grass and oak groves, woodland and brush but not near any communities. As of last night it was about a third contained and more than 350 firefighters were on the scene. A fire Sunday on the edge of Yolo and Lake counties near Cache Creek in Rumsey Canyon was contained yesterday morning at 277 acres. And a fire in the Geysers region in Sonoma County Sunday night near the Lake County border in the geothermal fields was stopped at 14 acres.

Five acres blackened in a fire along Lovers Lane in Ukiah. Ukiah Valley Fire Authority reports the fire Sunday burned vineyards after flames got away from an outdoor cooking stove and quickly spread to nearby vegetation. Fire officials say there were no structures threatened immediately but there were some residents told to evacuate as a precaution. The land that burned was mostly abandoned vines where it’s mostly known now as a dog-walking spot. One unoccupied “outbuilding” was burned.

A man ends up in the hospital telling police he got into an argument with his brother in Laytonville. MCSO deputies say they got a call to the Frank Howard Memorial Hospital in Willits Sunday where the victim reported his brother, Travis Manion picked up a piece of broken glass and threatened the victim, saying he was going to stab and kill him. He says he fought off his brother and was injured on one hand and to his face. Manion was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon and making criminal threats and booked into Mendocino County Jail under $30,000 bail.

A man from Covelo’s arrested for threats he was going to burn down a woman’s home. The Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office reports getting a call to the altercation last Friday. The woman in the home says the man was vandalizing her residence and threatened to burn it down. She says she was afraid so she left the home. Police say she showed them threatening text messages from the suspect, id’d as Robert Campos. He was in the home’s backyard and arrested on suspicion of making criminal threats and booked into Mendocino County jail under $22,000 bail.

A man from Potter Valley has been sent to jail for the sexual assault of a woman and the burning of her son during a camping trip along the Eel River. Police say Robert Smith and the victims were camping near Potter Valley Friday when he raped the woman and burned her son with a hot metal tube. Police also say they’re not sure what the relationship was between the suspect and the victims. They say the woman called them the next day. The boy had a second-degree burn after he was assaulted with the metal tube, lit by their campfire. Smith was held in the Mendocino County jail on $50,000 bail.

Police on the lookout for the driver of a U-Haul pickup they say was involved in a crash Sunday afternoon in Lucerne that took off, but injured a child. The California Highway Patrol reports a resident of San Jose was the juvenile who was injured. They say the girl was injured in a chain-reaction crash with a second car while she was on the side of the Highway 20 east of 16th Avenue. Police say the driver of the pickup didn’t make it around a curve and turned into another car, ending up on the shoulder of the road. They apparently ditched the U-Haul. The girl had major injuries, including both of her legs being broken and lacerations. She was flown to a hospital in Oakland for treatment.

Someone observing the rally turned violent brawl at the state Capitol says police knew there could be problems and didn’t separate the two groups there before the fight started. More than 100 officers were brought in to patrol the grounds Sunday where 10 people were injured. An observer with the National Lawyers Guild says the California Highway Patrol and Sacramento city police didn’t act first and were slow to protect the victims and were slow to call for medical help too. Members of the Traditionalist Worker Party had a confrontation with other groups Sunday. A CHP spokesperson says police had no obligation to make sure the group’s members were safely at the rally.

A 40 year old Twinkie, still going strong. The treat has been kept in a glass box at a private school in Maine since 1976 when a teacher was talking to his high school chemistry class on food additives and shelf life. Students bought the snack and even though the teacher has since retired, it lives on in the office of George Stevens Academy’s Dean of Students. The dean tells ABC News she wasn’t sure who would get the Twinkie when she retires, joking that the Smithsonian hasn’t called yet.

The dad of a businessman in Salt Lake City who placed an ad in an Idaho newspaper seeking women interested in marrying his son got several inquiries. Arthur Brooks was planning to meet the potential candidates at the Coeur d’Alene resort, but his son Baron Brooks says the managers there asked the dad not to do the interviews there after they were barraged with media requests. So the son says about a dozen women from across the country responded to the $900 ad in the Coeur d’Alene Press. The younger Brooks says dad wants a grandchild to carry on the family name.


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