Two fires that started within a day of each other in Lassen National Forest expanded into private property and scorched 95 square miles as of Sunday morning, up from 39 square miles a day earlier.
About 400 firefighters are trying to control the blaze, which had burned about 2,800 acres and was 10 percent contained Saturday morning.
Police have taken a Redding woman into custody after getting reports that she and her three children were at a motel when a hash oil lab exploded, leaving a man covered in burns.
Sheriff’s deputies in Redding burned down a mobile home where more than 60 pounds of highly volatile explosive material was found.
Authorities prepared Friday to burn down a mobile home where they said more than 60 pounds of highly volatile explosive material was found.
Sheriff’s deputies in Redding are preparing to burn down a mobile home where more than 60 pounds of highly volatile explosive material was found, forcing dozens of nearby residents to evacuate.
Fire officials say crews assessing the damage from a Northern California wildfire have determined 68 homes were destroyed.
Authorities have found a body inside the perimeter of a wildfire that destroyed 30 homes and forced the evacuation of 300 others in Northern California.
A wind-whipped wildfire in Northern California’s Shasta County destroyed 30 homes and damaged others, as it quickly grew to more than 11 square miles, according to fire officials.
California has some of the toughest gun laws in the country. KPIX 5 went to the gun buying capital of California to see how the laws are working in practice.