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News Minute: Here is the latest California news from The Associated Press at 8:40 a.m. PDT

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PETALUMA, Calif. (AP) - A sixth firefighter has sustained minor injuries battling a 270-acre blaze in California's Santa Cruz mountains south of the wildfires that have been burning for more than a week in wine country. California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection spokeswoman Angela Bernheisel said Wednesday the firefighter is being treated for second-degree burns to his hands. Crews have been fighting the wildfire, which sparked Monday night, sending smoke into the coastal beach town of Santa Cruz.

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Investigators say a fugitive gang member on a federal most-wanted list suspected in the 2002 kidnapping and slaying of a teenage girl in Southern California has been killed in Mexico. Los Angeles County sheriff's detectives had been tracking George Barraza and hoped to extradite him to the U.S. for prosecution in the death of 15-year-old Brenda Sierra. Investigators said Sierra was targeted because her brother had testified as a witness in a gang shooting just days before she disappeared.

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) - A fire that erupted at the West Coast's largest oil refinery threatened storage tanks and sent huge flames into the sky and black smoke across neighborhoods before crews quickly smothered it. Dozens of firefighters responded Tuesday to the 1,000-acre Chevron El Segundo Refinery south of Los Angeles. Residents were urged to close windows as dramatic flames roiled at the facility and plumes of smoke traveled through neighborhoods. Surrounding streets were closed but no evacuations were ordered.

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - A former Southern California woman has been sentenced to five years in prison for framing her husband's ex-girlfriend, portraying her as a stalker who made death threats and set up a bizarre "rape fantasy" scheme. Angela Diaz of Phoenix pleaded guilty Tuesday to felonies including kidnapping, false imprisonment and forgery. The Orange County Register reports she was sentenced immediately afterward.

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