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Firefighters urge extreme caution when using fireworks

Firefighters urge extreme caution when using fireworks


SACRAMENTO - The Sacramento area has seen an average of one serious fire a day in recent weeks. And when fireworks go on sale at noon on Saturday, fire agencies start their busiest week of the fire season.

"We're seeing fires daily," Sacramento Metro Fire spokesperson Michelle Eidam said. "We all know that, so what we want people to hear clearly is, enjoy the fireworks but be really, really smart about them."

Eidam points out that safe and sane fireworks are illegal for anyone under 18 to use.

"Because of the fire danger. There's a million reasons, but that's a hard and fast rule," Eidam said. "Parents will be cited, parents can be cited."

Eidam said safe and sane fireworks should never be modified and or used more than one at a time. Fireworks that are not safe and sane are easily recognized, she said.

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Daivs priest pleads guilty to sex with underage parishioner


A Davis priest accused of having sex with a teenage girl from his parish has pled guilty to one count of sexual intercourse with a 16 year old.

Hector Coria Gonzales, 46, reached a plea agreement with the Yolo County District Attorney's Office to be sentenced to 90 days in county jail, three years formal probation; sexual offender counseling; and no contact with the victim until she is 18 years of age in exchange for the plea.

He is scheduled to be formally sentenced Aug. 8.

The D.A. 's office had originally filed four underage sex counts against the priest.

Gonzalez admitted to having sex with the girl in the St. James church rectory.


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2-alarm grass fire threatens Dixon structures


SACRAMENTO – Firefighters were dispatched to the 1500 block of Midway Road Wendesday in response to a two-alarm grass fire in Dixon.

According to a tweet from the Solano County Fire Department around 11:30 a.m., multiple vehicles were burning and structures were threatened.

No information was provided on the cause of the fire.

Midway Rd. was closed in the area due to the blaze.

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