Suspect’s name, more details released after fatal wildfire-related shooting of man in Siskiyou County

SISKIYOU COUNTY, Calif., — The Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office last week identified a man who was fatally shot by multiple officers from at least three area law enforcement agencies who were working desperately to evacuate Mount Shasta Vista Subdivision homeowners as massive walls of flames from a fast-approaching wildfire bore down on the area. The deadly shooting, which happened late […]

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Two injured after air emergency forces crash landing in Riverside

RIVERSIDE, Calif., — Two people reportedly suffered minor injuries and were hospitalized after a plane overturned in a field at the Riverside Municipal Airport this morning, Thursday, July 15. The small, experimental aircraft came to rest upside down just short of one of the airport’s two runways, Riverside Fire Department has since reported. Early reports indicate the pilot reported experiencing […]

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Forward progress of 1/2 acre vegetation fire quickly halted, but fire still burning in Johnson Park

BURNEY, Calif. — A large contingency of fire crews remain at the scene of a wildland vegetation fire that is under control, but still burning in the unincorporated Intermountain area community of Johnson Park, just east of Burney. Although fire crews from multiple area agencies and fire stations from as far away as Susanville and Redding were initially dispatched to […]

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Firefighting inmate steals engine, leaves “half-block of destruction” during escape attempt

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Authorities say a California inmate firefighter left “half a block of destruction” when he stole a firetruck in an apparent Independence Day escape attempt in Shingle Springs in El Dorado County, about 35 miles east of Sacramento, late Sunday evening, July 4.  The inmate, who sustained minor injuries after he was seen crashed into and “ricocheting off” […]

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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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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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Fiery Hwy 371 crash kills one, ignites one-acre brush fire

ANZA, Calif. — Authorities say a man was killed in a fiery, solo-vehicle, rollover accident in Anza yesterday afternoon, Monday, May 31. The crash, which sparked a one-acre vegetation fire, happened along SR-371 just east of Cahuilla Road, according to California Highway Patrol and Cal Fire. LEADING THE RCNS HEADLINES: Juvenile seriously injured, airlifted after Anza motocross accident Teen ID’d after […]

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