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.
New Wildfire Breaks Out Near Shasta Lake, Quickly Grows to 50 AcresA new wildfire burning near Shasta Lake is drawing a response from Cal Fire air and ground units Wednesday night, according to authorities.
Dixie Fire Threatens SETI Antenna Array Used to Search For Extraterrestrial LifeA set of radio telescope antennas used by the SETI Institute to scan the heavens for signs of extraterrestrial life is being endangered by the massive Dixie Fire, according to officials.
Dixie Fire Update: Weather Continues to Help Effort to Contain Massive WildfireAs the still growing Dixie Fire continued to creep towards the 1 million acre mark Saturday, Cal Fire crews tried to take advantage of improving weather conditions to increase containment.
Dixie Fire Update: Wind-Whipped Flames Make 13-Mile Run Though Old Station; Firefighters Challenged By 50-Foot FlamesWhile rain showers tamed the massive Dixie Fire along its southeastern edge, the erratic winds kicked up by the thundershowers whipped up a six-mile wide swath of the blaze north of Lassen Volcanic National Park, fueling a 13-mile run by a massive wall of flames.
Dixie Fire Update: New Evacuation Orders Issued in Lassen County as Firefight IntensifiesCal Fire announced new evacuation orders in Lassen County early Thursday evening as the massive Dixie Fire continued to rip through the forests of Lassen Volcanic National Park.
Dixie Fire: Flames Quickly Advance In Dixie Valley; 'Structures Lost' In Firefight; Blaze Grows To 910,495 AcresFirefighters battled to save homes from Dixie Fire's unrelenting wall of flames in the Dixie Valley early Monday as the wildfire continued its southeastern march into the massive burn scar left over from July's Beckwourth Complex fire.
Dixie Fire: Tearful Return To Greenville; Firefighter Dies; Flames Advance Toward Dixie ValleyResidents were overcome with emotions and tears flowed freely Saturday as they returned to the burned-out remains of Greenville, shifting through the piles of rubble that were once their homes for any cherish memento that survived the onslaught of the devastating Dixie Fire.
Dixie Fire Update: Firefight On Escarpment Near Highway 395; 'This Fire Moves Even When There Is No Wind' Firefighters battled the ever-expanding Dixie Fire Friday along the blaze's eastern edge as flames continued to burn through bone-dry forest and grasslands, advancing to within a half mile of the massive burn scar left over from the Sugar Fire that was a part of July's Beckwourth Complex blaze.
Dixie Fire Update: Wind-Whipped Blaze Rapidly Advances Toward Highway 395; Wall Of Flames Surges Several MilesGusty winds whistled across the southeastern edge of the massive Dixie Fire late Wednesday, pushing the wall of flames several miles toward Highway 395 as firefighters braced to once again engage the blaze in the treacherous terrain of the escarpment.