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.
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.
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.
Crews Start Exploratory Work to Raise Height of Shasta DamThe Bureau of Reclamation has been studying the idea of raising the height of the dam since the 1980s but has faced opposition from the state and Winnemem Wintu Tribe because it would further inundate the McCloud River, protected under state law.
University Of Oregon Students Who Trashed Shasta Lake ApologizeUniversity of Oregon sororities and fraternities plan service projects at a Shasta Lake campsite where about 1,000 people left trash that took dozens of National Forest workers hours to clear.
Storms Push Shasta Lake To Over 100 Percent Of Historic AverageThe weekend storm helped California reach a key milestone in drought recovery efforts, with the state’s largest reservoir now more than 100 percent of its historic average.