Questions, concerns remain after Montgomery Creek woman arrested for setting car ablaze

MONTGOMERY CREEK, Calif. — Authorities say a Shasta County woman with multiple warrants was arrested after setting a car ablaze on Big Bend Road, about a mile north of SR-299E, Monday afternoon, Jan. 18. The fire destroyed a Volkswagen Jetta and burned about a quarter-acre of vegetation, according to Cal Fire-Shasta. In the wake of Monday’s arrest, Montgomery Creek residents […]

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Garage gutted, vehicles destroyed by Hemet house fire

HEMET, Calif. — Authorities say a Hemet home was heavily damaged and a family was displaced after a blaze tore through the family’s garage Tuesday afternoon, Jan. 19. Although no injuries were reported, the fire also destroyed a car that was parked inside the garage as well as a van that was parked in the driveway. LEADING THE RCNS HEADLINES: […]

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Firefighter injured, dog saved, after Valle Vista mobile homes burn

VALLE VISTA, Calif. — Two homes, along with at least one pickup truck and several outbuildings were destroyed after a blaze tore through a Valle Vista residential neighborhood early Saturday morning, Jan. 9.¬†Although both homes were left uninhabitable, it was later learned that two young bystanders rescued a dog that was tied to a tree within a few feet of […]

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Family heirlooms lost in Burney fire that destroyed coop, shed

BURNEY, Calif. — Officials say nobody was injured but many irreplaceable family heirlooms were destroyed after a fire erupted in a Burney chicken coop and spread to a nearby shed and surrounding vegetation Tuesday afternoon, Dec. 29. Although nobody was injured in the fire, the blaze destroyed the chicken coop, “leaving five chickens homeless and confused as to where to […]

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Woman confirmed dead after Valle Vista blaze

VALLE VISTA, Calif. — Officials have confirmed that one person was killed when an early morning blaze ripped through a Valle Vista mobile home overnight, Tuesday, Dec. 15. The fire, which leveled the home to the ground and destroyed at least two vehicles, happened at the Fairview Park Mobile Home Estates on the 44700 block of SR-74, east of Lincoln […]

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Hemet motel room explosion brings huge response

HEMET, Calif. — Police and fire officials are investigating the cause of an explosion inside a motel room that rocked the Hemet Travelodge earlier today, Tuesday, Oct. 20. One man suffered burns and other injuries to both his arms and face, while another man was taken into custody at the scene. Although officials have not released any information about their […]

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Crushed by tree weakened by Zogg Fire, cruiser totaled – Deputies uninjured

SHASTA COUNTY, Calif. — Two Shasta County sheriff’s deputies were lucky to walk away after a large tree, damaged and weakened by the ongoing Zogg Fire, toppled over onto their police cruiser Tuesday evening, Sept. 29. Although neither deputy was injured, their vehicle was “totaled”, according to Sheriff’s officials who later reported the incident on social media. LEADING THE SCNS […]

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Woman steals Riverside fire engine while firefighters treat man who stopped breathing

RIVERSIDE, Calif. — Authorities say an “extremely intoxicated” woman who stole a City of Riverside Fire Department truck and took it on a short joyride was arrested after crashing into at least two cars early Thursday evening, Oct. 1. Firefighters were handling a life-threatening medical emergency and helping treat an elderly victim who had stopped breathing when they realized someone had […]

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Spared from last August’s wildfires, Los Rios Rancho destroyed by overnight fire

OK GLEN, Calif. — Recently spared from both the El Dorado and Apple fires, two major wildfires that burned right up to their property line in August, Riley’s Farm and several historic buildings at the Los Rios Rancho property burned to the ground in a massive, 4-Alarm blaze overnight. Although the valiant efforts of firefighters saved the property last month, […]

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Governor declares State of Emergency in 3 counties – Requests Presidential Major Disaster Declaration

Published: Sep 28, 2020 – Office Of Governor Gavin Newsom SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Governor Gavin Newsom today issued an emergency proclamation for the counties of Napa, Sonoma and Shasta due to the Glass and Zogg fires, which have burned tens of thousands of acres, destroyed homes and critical infrastructure and caused the evacuation of tens of thousands of residents. The Governor […]

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