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Fast-moving fire north of Sacramento contained; person in custody for arson


A grass fire north of Sacramento, in the community of Elverta, spread quickly Monday afternoon, reaching 430 acres in just a few hours. The blaze threatened several homes and animals in the area as firefighters worked to contain the flames; by 7:40 p.m., the fire was 100 percent contained.

The fire started around 1 p.m. along Browning Street, about two miles north of Elverta Road, off Highway 99 and Baseline Road. Fire officials said the high winds helped push the fire quickly before firefighters got a hold on the flames.

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Sacramento Army vet leaving to fight ISIS

NATOMAS – The images put out by ISIS are gut-wrenching. For one Sacramento Army veteran, he's seen enough and is ready to take action.

Very soon Ciel, who did not want his last name published, will travel to the Middle East to join the fight against the terror group. Once there, Ciel will meet up with fellow American veterans and join the Kurdistan militia.

"The 'A Team' -- a group of veterans against ISIS," he said.

Ciel is the newest member of the group and is ready to fight.

"We're going to go out there and meet up with the YPG," he said. "And, we're going to get our weapons and gear; and we're going to make our way and start meeting ISIS head on."

Ciel said he and the other vets have a lot of valuable experience to offer the fight.

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7-year moratorium on Natomas construction ends Tuesday

A seven year moratorium on new construction in the City of Natomas officially ends Tuesday.

The city's department on community development will start accepting and issuing building permits for new Natomas homes and businesses for the first time since 2008. This comes after a revised flood map was approved by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Permits are expected to be approved for construction of more than a thousand new homes, with new permits for businesses expected to follow soon.

"So we can put bathrooms in our parks, we can build hotels, we can build businesses, we can add on to our schools, we can finish neighborhoods that were started with homes," Sacramento Mayor Pro Tem Angelique Ashby said.

In the next 18 months Ashby said you can expect to see a new hotel, a new elder care facility, doctors' offices and much-needed new school construction.

Victim identified in Natomas shooting

The Sacramento County Coroner's Office has identified Octavio Isai Gobea Maldanado, 37, as the man who died in Natomas after a Friday morning shooting.

Police said they were called to an apartment complex on Capital Park Drive after reports came in of gunfire. When they arrived, Maldanado was found with gunshot wounds in the front doorway of an apartment.

Sacramento fire pronounced him dead as the scene.

Police have not released any information regarding a suspect in the shooting of Maldanadoor and a motive for the killing is unknown.

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Central Valley foreclosure rates continue to drop

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