REDDING, Calif. (AP) — A wildfire that killed one person and destroyed nearly 70 homes in far northern California is now fully contained. The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said yesterday morning that the Clover Fire west of Redding was 100 percent contained, nearly a week after it started. The blaze charred nearly 13 square miles, destroyed 68 homes and 128 other structures, and killed 56-year-old Brian Stanley Henry.
YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — A key highway into Yosemite National Park that has been closed amid a massive wildfire for nearly three weeks is finally open again. U.S. Forest Service officials said State Route 120, also known as Tioga Road, was reopened Saturday. It has been closed by the so-called Rim Fire, which has burned nearly 400 square miles around Yosemite since it started nearly month ago. It's now 81 percent contained, with full containment expected by Sept. 20.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — An old running shoe — with a severed human foot inside — has been found on a San Francisco Beach. The San Francisco Chronicle reports that the National Park Service beach patrol found the foot inside the size 11½ green-and-black Puma sneaker that had apparently washed up yesterday morning at Ocean Beach. There was no sign of the rest of the body, and it's not clear what happened to the person whose foot it was.
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Police say a Fresno man is suspected of fatally shooting a man and woman outside an apartment complex before turning the gun on himself. The Fresno Bee reports 22-year-old Gerome Dixon of Fresno and 38-year-old Cynthia Walkins were killed Friday night. The coroner's office identified the suspected shooter as 50-year-old Anthony Jackson, who was found shot dead inside an apartment at 2 a.m. Saturday. Jackson lived next to Dixon at the complex.