Photo of CDCR inmates standing guard as flames from the Butte fire approach a containment line

California Inmate Fought Wildfires, Now Faces Deportation

SACRAMENTO — Among the thousands of firefighters who battled record-setting wildfires in California this year was Bounchan Keola, a 39-year-old immigrant from Laos serving a 28-year prison sentence for a gang-related shooting when he was 16. One of roughly ...

Sheriff Says Three Dead in Wind-Fueled Northern California Fires

SAN FRANCISCO — Shasta County's sheriff says three people have died in a fast-moving wildfire west of Redding. Sheriff Eric Magrini announced the deaths during a Monday afternoon update on the Zogg Fire. He did not give any details about the people who died...