Campgrounds have been evacuated near a Central California wildfire that has chewed through more than 2 square miles of dry timber in Sierra National Forest, one of several blazes burning across the state. The fire in Madera County was just 5 percent contained last night. About 450 structures are threatened and residents have been notified to prepare to evacuate.
Three people were injured during a stabbing late Sunday night in the Rosedale area, near Jenkins and Brimhall roads. Two people were seriously hurt and the suspect was also wounded. All three were taken to local hospitals. The investigation is continuing.
A girl was shot and injured by Kern County Sheriff’s deputies in Oildale Friday night. The teenager had what appeared to be a handgun and was acting suicidal. She pointed it at the three deputies on the scene and they opened fire, hitting her once. She was transported to a local hospital and is in stable condition.
City and county firefighters responded to a grass fire in Oildale over the weekend that spread to a nearby neighborhood on Pearson Avenue near Standard Park. Officials say sparks from a chainsaw started the fire.
The Kern DUI Taskforce screened more than 300 vehicles at two DUI checkpoints Saturday night. Bakersfield police say three drivers were arrested for DUI, one was driving with a suspended license and two vehicles were impounded.
Watch for lane closures this week on Freeway 99 and Highway 58. Lanes will be restriped and other work will be done from 9:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. each night through Thursday.
The Chevron Weather Center reports it will be mostly sunny with a warming trend starting Tuesday. Highs on Monday will be in the mid-90s.