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Keep the fire triangle in mind this fire season

Keep the fire triangle in mind this fire season

The fire season started early and is already keeping firefighters busy.

The lack of rain during the 2013-2014 rainy season combined with the two previous dry years, added up to critical fire conditions.

Most fires require three elements to ignite: fuel, oxygen and heat. This is illustrated as a fire triangle. Removing one of the elements will extinguish or prevent fires. The triangle is a helpful tool when surveying our own fire risk.

When we look at our current year, there is plenty of dry brush for fuel due to the drought. Winds can help to further dry vegetation making it prime for catching fire and quickly spreading. Clearing dry brush can help to minimize this spreading.

Oxygen is present naturally in our atmosphere.

Finally, heat is especially common during the late spring and through the summer.

Twitter scavenger hunt comes to Sacramento, hides treats

Twitter scavenger hunt comes to Sacramento, hides treats

Hidden cash drops have not come to Sacramento … yet.

But one donor is taking up the spirit of Twitter account @HiddenCash and is hiding donuts across the Sacramento area.

Twitter user @HiddenDonut popped up Wednesday in response to the anonymous cash drops of $20 and $100 bills that appeared last week in San Francisco.

"Hiding donuts throughout Sacramento to make people smile and feed their hunger!" the @HiddenDonut profile reads.

The first donut drop was at Hughes Dog Park in Roseville. The find was tweeted about at 10:16 a.m. Thursday.

The fourth donut drop happened Saturday. The first clue for the drop was tweeted at 7:07 a.m., followed by two others.

Three arrested following report of man with rifle on rooftop

ID=9612957SACRAMENTO - Three people were arrested Monday afternoon after police received a report of a man on a rooftop with a rifle.

Those arrested include a 32-year-old man who is facing gun charges and charges for fleeing police as well an 18-year-old man charged with harboring a fugitive. The names of the suspects have yet to be released. A woman whose name or age have yet to be released also was arrested on felony warrants.

Officers had been searching for the man in the area north of Arden Way near Evergreen Street and Santiago Avenue.

Additional details were not immediately available.

What is Memorial Day like for veterans?

For veterans, Memorial Day is a day to honor those lost in war and talk about their experiences while in service.

On Friday, veterans gathered in front of Arden Fair Mall for as a new flag pole and a memorial plaque were put into place.

During the ceremony, outgoing mall Security Chief Steve Reed, who served in Vietnam, and other vets shared what they saw overseas. Family members of those who died overseas also shared their grief.

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How Fleming hid from law enforcement for 16 days

How Fleming hid from law enforcement for 16 days

ELK GROVE - When investigators revealed Friday that murder suspect Orville "Moe" Fleming had essentially been hiding under a bush for two weeks -- close to where law enforcement began its manhunt -- it was hard for many to believe.

However, a tour of the dense vegetation in the field next to an Elk Grove neighborhood, near Apricot Woods Way and Black Kite Drive, showed plenty of potential hiding places for 55-year-old Fleming.

The grassy, weeded fields used to be 14-year-old Logan Black's playground, but after Elk Grove police found Fleming's Cal Fire truck abandoned nearby on May 1, Logan's parents kept the boy clear of the area.

"We stayed away for a little. I was kind of scared to go down here," Logan said.

Puppy taken from parked car returned to owner

Puppy taken from parked car returned to owner

A 10-week-old Beagle named Charlie was returned to its owner after he was taken from a parked car at a Roseville Costco on Thursday afternoon.

Owner David Gulzadah said a young couple brought Charlie to an Auburn animal shelter Saturday morning.

Charlie was taken from Gulzadah's while he went inside into the Costco. Roseville police reported on Thursday that Charlie was left inside the car that was parked in a shaded area with the windows down a few inches. That day temperatures approached triple digits.

MORE: Was this puppy stolen, or rescued?

JMG Tennis Academy Director Joseph Gilbert Honored With “Coach of the Year" Award

JMG Tennis Academy Director Joseph Gilbert Honored With “Coach of the Year" Award

Joseph Morris Gilbert, Director of the JMG Tennis Academy at Arden Hills in Sacramento, was recently recognized during the Team USA Coaching Awards reception with a prestigious “2013 USOC Developmental Coach of the Year” award.  Each year, the U.S. Olympic Committee honors the best in sport coaching as part of an annual recognition program and the “Developmental Coach of the Year” award is presented to a dedicated coach at the youth club, high school or junior level, or a coach who is directly responsible for training athletes to reach the junior and/or elite level.