Evacuation warnings issued for Old Station, Hat Creek as Dixie Fire continues burning north toward 4 Corners

Writer’s Note: Due to the Dixie Fire now beginning to directly threaten the Intermountain area communities where SCNS is located, possibly forcing our own evacuation, this will have to be a quick update; with no time to write an actual article. We will continue to provide additional updates and information as time allows.-TM SHASTA COUNTY, Calif., — The Shasta County […]

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Anza Rock Fire stopped at 250 acres, four homes and seven outbuildings destroyed

As reported by Lone Wolf Media via Cal Fire-Riverside County Fire Department ANZA, Calif., — Although CAL FIRE/Riverside County Firefighters made quick work extinguishing a wildland vegetation fire after responding to reports of blaze burning in Anza, officials have since reported that four homes and seven outbuildings were destroyed by the swift-moving fire. No injuries were reported as a result […]

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Toddler killed & mom critically injured in Moreno Valley fire that hospitalized six others, Including four deputies

MORENO VALLEY, Calif., — Authorities say a toddler was killed in a Moreno Valley house fire that left the victim’s young mother critically injured and two other citizens hospitalized early Saturday morning, Aug. 8. Area neighbors have since said that the home where the blaze erupted is owned by an elderly woman who shared the residence with her teenage grandson […]

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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 hotel pool and could not swim was resuscitated at the scene by firefighters and other emergency personnel Thursday, July 22. A Livermore mom has since come forward with additional details about the drowning and successful resuscitation, after her […]

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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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