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Fire Crews Battling Soledad Fire, Which Officials Says Has Potential For 1,000 Acres

SANTA CLARITA (CBSLA) — A brush fire burning in Santa Clarita on Sunday afternoon near Soledad Canyon Road has shut down north and southbound lanes of the 14 Freeway. As of 4:46 p.m., the fire was 400 acres and the Los Angeles County Fire Department said it has the potential for 1,000 acres. The fire started burning roughly five to seven acres at 4 p.m. At last check, no structures were threatened and no injuries were reported. There was no word of any evacuations. This is a breaking news story. Please check back for updates.

Fire Damages Two Homes in Desert Hot Springs

Share this article:Firefighters Sunday were attempting to put out a blaze that burned a Desert Hot Springs home before damaging a neighboring home. The fire was reported at 3:17 p.m. in the 10000 block of Santa Cruz Road, according to the Riverside County Fire Department. First-arriving firefighters saw heavy flames and smoke coming out of the single-family home’s roof, fire officials said. The fire later damaged a neighboring home, though no injuries were reported. Fire Damages Two Homes in Desert Hot Springs was last modified: July 5th, 2020 by Contributing Editor

San Bernardino County sees highest daily coronavirus spike yet over holiday

The number of confirmed cases of novel coronavirus jumped by more than a thousand July Fourth, the highest spike yet for San Bernardino County, which released the data Sunday due to the holiday. The number of cases rose by 1,024 Saturday and 222 Sunday for a total of 14,922. The number of people whom the county has confirmed died of COVID-19 complications stayed the same over the weekend at 269. If a city or unincorporated community isn’t on the map, officials say it hasn’t had any confirmed cases yet. Spokesman David Wert said the county could not immediately say what caused the spike, but that the state had warned the county to expect increases due to backlogged data. More information on the jump will be available Monday, he said. The next-highest daily jump in confirmed cases was by 753 on June 30. The county attributed that jump to a large amount of data entered as a result of a case backlog. The number of daily PCR tests also had a large jump reported Saturday, up 42% from the day before, for 6,075 on the holiday.…

Detectives investigate deadly shooting in South L.A. neighborhood of Willowbrook

Detectives were investigating a shooting that left one man dead and another wounded in Willowbrook early Sunday, according to sheriff’s officials. The shooting was reported about 1:40 a.m. near 124th and South San Pedro streets in the unincorporated area of South Los Angeles, according to the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department. The suspect fled in a white vehicle, authorities said. Two men were suffering from gunshot wounds when deputies arrived — one of them was pronounced dead at the scene, the department said. He was 33 years old. Authorities said the other victim, a 31-year-old man, is in critical condition after being taken to a nearby hospital for treatment. They did not release any details about his injuries. The suspect fled the area in a white vehicle, according to sheriff’s officials. The department has not released any other information about the shooting or the circumstances surrounding it. The investigation remains ongoing, with no suspect in custody. Anyone with information can call the department’s Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500. Those wishing to remain anonymous can reach L.A. Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477 or visit lacrimestoppers.org.

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