Juvenile resuscitated after Redding drowning

REDDING, Calif., — Although few details have been released, official radio traffic yesterday evening indicated that a juvenile who fell into a pool and could not swim was resuscitated at the scene by responding paramedics and other emergency personnel Thursday, July 22. LEADING THE SCNS HEADLINES: Redding business owner shoots would-be robber who fled the scene in a stolen pickup […]

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“It exploded! It’s totally engulfed in flames!” Terrified witness films numerous explosions during Burney barn fire

Firefighters had to return to the scene of a destructive barn and vegetation fire at around 2 a.m., after a pair of early morning delivery drivers spotted flames billowing high above the Black Ranch area. Trevor Montgomery/SCNS photo Original Story: BURNEY, Calif. — Although firefighters made quick work of a vegetation fire that was sparked by a barn fire that […]

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BREAKING: Evacuations ordered for Salt Fire burning near Lakehead, north of Redding

UPDATED: Wednesday, June 30, 8:35 p.m., With additional size, containment details. SHASTA COUNTY, Calif. — The Shasta County Sheriff’s Office has just confirmed that evacuations are now being ordered for some residents, while other area residents are being asked to shelter in place – at least for the time being. At around 8 p.m., fire officials estimated that the blaze […]

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UPDATE: Explosion, chemical spill at SJHS forces Haz-Mat response, Shelter-In-Place order

UPDATED: Monday, June 7, 11 a.m., With Shelter-In-Place update. SAN JACINTO, Calif. — Reports of a loud explosion and spill involving pool chemicals at San Jacinto High School caused a Haz-Mat response and Shelter-In-Place order at the school’s campus this morning, Monday, June 7.  Although the Shelter-In-Place order has since been lifted, firefighters are continuing to work at the scene […]

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Witnessed at scene of fire along SR-299E in Bella Vista, man arrested

UPDATED: Sunday, June 6, 7:53 p.m., With suspect’s booking information, other details. BELLA VISTA, Calif. — A man captured on film at the scene of a vegetation fire in Bella Vista was reportedly arrested by Arson Investigators earlier this morning, Sunday, June 6. Witnesses at the scene told SCNS that firefighters made quick work putting out the fire, before the […]

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UPDATE: Firefighters say Burney fire caused by escaped campfire at illegal encampment

UPDATED: Wednesday, June 89, 10 a.m. BURNEY, Calif. — Firefighters have determined that a vegetation fire that threatened the Pit River Casino and numerous homes in Burney last Saturday afternoon was caused by an escaped campfire left burning inside an illegal encampment, CAL FIRE/Shasta Trinity officials have since reported. No arrests were made after the blaze, which consumed approximately 20.5 […]

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Suspicious fires cause major damage at Redding’s Caldwell Park

REDDING, Calif. — Officials today confirmed to SCNS that a series of suspected arson fires set at Redding’s Caldwell Park caused major damage to one of the park’s bathrooms as well as minor damage to the location’s on-site snack building over Memorial Day weekend. LEADING THE SCNS HEADLINES: “Miraculous survival” after teen driver swerves to avoid oncoming car, plummets 200 […]

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Blown off course, injured parachutist left dangling from Lake Elsinore powerlines

LAKE ELSINORE, Calif. — Authorities say a parachutist was hospitalized after he was blown off course and became entangled in powerlines in the area of Mission Trail and Vine Street in Lake Elsinore.  Witnesses have since said it appeared the parachutist, who spent just over an hour dangling from the powerlines, was trying to aim for a large empty field […]

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No injuries reported after vehicle goes up in flames outside San Jacinto Jack in the Box

SAN JACINTO, Calif. — No injuries were reported after a fire that destroyed a woman’s SUV early this morning, Sunday, May 23. The vehicle blaze erupted as the victim was getting an early morning snack at a San Jacinto Jack in the Box in the area of State Street and Ramona Expressway, according to fire and sheriff’s personnel. LEADING THE […]

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30-40 RVs destroyed, firefighter injured in massive Canyon Lake 3-alarm blaze

CANYON LAKE, Calif. — Officials are continuing to work at the scene of a massive blaze at a Canyon Lake RV storage facility that erupted inside the gated Canyon Lake community this afternoon, Wednesday, May 19.  As of the latest report from the scene the fire, which erupted at Canyon Lake Storage, at 22229 Loch Lomond Dr., the blaze had destroyed […]

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