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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Drugged Burney couple arrested outside Redding Aquatic Park, child taken into protective custody

REDDING, Calif. — Authorities say a Burney couple who was found parked and under the influence of drugs outside a Redding aquatic park was arrested after officers discovered a significant amount of heroin and drug paraphernalia within easy reach of the woman’s seven-year-old child Saturday afternoon, July 3. Police also say they found drugs and other dangerous items wrapped up […]

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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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SR-299E re-opened after overturned big rig, spilled lumber, cause six hour cleanup

UPDATED: Tuesday, June 22, 9:26 p.m., With road closure update, additional details. Originally Published: Tuesday, June 22, 5:46 p.m. BELLA VISTA, Calif. — SR-299E has just re-opened and details are beginning to emerge after a flat-bed tractor-trailer combo carrying lumber overturned, dumping lumber across and partially blocking the two-lane mountain highway, earlier today. Tuesday, June 22. The minor injury rollover […]

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Woman seriously injured, airlifted, after Burney motorcycle crash

BURNEY, Calif. — A woman was seriously injured and airlifted to a Redding trauma center after a motorcycle she was a passenger on crashed while traveling on Black Ranch Road near Burney earlier this afternoon, Friday, June 18. Black Ranch Road is an approximately nine mile stretch of two-lane roadway connecting highways 299E and 89, at Clark Creek Road, that […]

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Redding man, 25, dead after truck plummets off SR-299E near Ingot

UPDATED: Friday, June 18, 9 p.m., With Coroner’s release of information. INGOT, Calif. — Authorities say a 25-year-old Redding man was killed when his vehicle careened off SR-299E and soared down a 50-foot embankment near Ingot, Thursday afternoon, June 17. California Highway Patrol has since said that several 911 callers reported that the deceased man was speeding and driving recklessly […]

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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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No injuries reported after crash involving Burney school bus

BURNEY, Calif. — No injuries were reported after a two-vehicle collision involving a passenger SUV and school bus in Burney earlier this afternoon, Wednesday, May 26. The crash happened at the intersection of Main Street and Mountain View Road, near Speedway Gas. Witnesses have since reported the driver who caused the collision, reportedly a teenage driver heading home after school, […]

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Mother, 3 children hospitalized after solo-vehicle rollover with ejection near Old Station

OLD STATION, Calif. — A woman and three children were hospitalized after a solo-vehicle, rollover traffic accident near Old Station Friday afternoon, May 14. Two of the victims, including a mother and one of the children were life-flighted with major traumatic injuries after the crash, which happened on SR-44, about one mile east of SR-89. LEADING THE SCNS HEADLINES: Kidnapped, […]

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