Fawn Fire: All Evacuations Lifted As Containment Reaches 75%Officials battling the Fawn Fire in Northern California have lifted all evacuation orders after crews made great progress corralling a wildfire that was started by a woman last week and has destroyed dozens of homes near Shasta Lake, authorities said Wednesday.
Woman Accused of Starting Fawn Fire Was Attempting To Boil Bear Urine to DrinkAccording to court documents, the Bay Area woman accused of starting the Fawn Fire in Shasta County last week was attempting to boil bear urine so she could drink it when she allegedly set off the destructive blaze.
Update: Fawn Fire Near Redding Grows To 7,500 Acres Overnight; Firefighters Look To Cooler WeatherThe Fawn Fire burning north of Redding grew to more than 7,500 acres overnight, as firefighters look to cooler weather in the coming days to help in their efforts, officials said Saturday morning.
UPDATE: Fawn Fire Grows to 6,850 Acres in Shasta County; No New Structures DestroyedA growing army of firefighters battled the advancing flames of the Fawn Fire northwest of Redding on Friday, making some progress and preventing any additional destruction as the fire grew closed on 7,000 acres.
PG&E Charged With Manslaughter For Sparking Zogg Fire That Killed 4A Northern California district attorney announced manslaughter and numerous other charges against Pacific Gas and Electric Friday after its equipment sparked the Zogg Fire last year that killed four people and destroyed hundreds of homes.
UPDATE: Wind-Driven Fawn Fire Near Redding Explodes To 5,500 Acres; Suspected Arsonist ArrestedAt least 4,000 people have been forced to evacuate by the growing Fawn Fire burning Shasta County northeast of Redding Thursday, and authorities said a Bay Area woman suspected of starting the fire was arrested.
NorCal Couple Forced Their Guatemalan Relatives To Work Long Hours, For Little Or No PayA Northern California couple pleaded guilty Tuesday to forcing a Guatemalan relative and her two daughters to work long hours under poor conditions while keeping the girls out of school with threats that they would be deported.
NorCal Couple Pleads Guilty To Forced Labor Of Guatemalan FamilyA Northern California couple pleaded guilty Tuesday to forcing a Guatemalan relative and her two daughters to work long hours under poor conditions while keeping the girls out of school with threats that they would be deported.
House Fire: New Wildfire Erupts In Shasta County West of ReddingA new wildfire broke out in Shasta County Wednesday about seven miles west of Redding.
Drier, Hot, Windy Weather To Test Containment of NorCal WildfiresContainment of three big wildfires in Northern California has increased but the potential for a new round of winds this week was a concern, authorities said Monday.
Salt Fire In Shasta County Forces Evacuations, Temporary Closure Of Interstate 5A wildfire burning in Shasta County that forced the temporary closure of Interstate Highway 5 and prompted a number of evacuations has grown to over 4,500 acres, fire officials said Thursday afternoon.
COVID Restrictions: As Virus Slams Rural California, Many Still Pan Shutdown OrdersBrenda Luntey is openly violating California’s order to close her restaurant to indoor dining. But she wants her customers and critics to know she isn’t typically a rule-breaker. It’s a matter of survival.
Redding Police Fatally Shoot Woman Whose Car Struck, Pinned Officer Under TireRedding police shot and killed a woman after she struck an officer with her car, trapping him under a tire, authorities said Thursday.
Zogg Fire Update: Cal Fire Seizes PG&E Equipment As Part Of Investigation Into Fatal WildfireOfficials with PG&E confirmed on Friday that Cal Fire has taken possession of equipment owned by the utility in connection with an investigation into the cause of the fatal Zogg Fire in Shasta County.
Redding Evangelical School Orders Students to Self-Quarantine After Rise in COVID CasesA rise in COVID-19 cases at an evangelical college in Redding led to the school ordering its entire 1,600-student body to self-quarantine this week.