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Woman charged in California fire found incompetent for trial

Nov. 16, 2021 21:04 PM EST

REDDING, Calif. (AP) — A woman accused of starting a wildfire in Northern California that destroyed more than 100 homes in September was deemed incompetent to stand trial on Tuesday after she was evaluated by two court-appointed psychologists. The San Francisco...

Body in crashed car believed to be missing Reno woman

Oct. 28, 2021 14:20 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A woman found dead in a crashed car off a highway near the coast of Northern California is believed to be a 32-year-old Reno resident who has been missing since last month. Courtney Bryan’s family reported her missing after she failed to return from...

Wreckage found in California after plane reported missing

Oct. 22, 2021 18:53 PM EDT

DUNSMUIR, Calif. (AP) — A wreckage found on a ridge in far Northern California on Friday is that of a small plane that requested an emergency landing but never arrived at its expected destination, authorities said. Someone spotted the black Cessna 150 near Dunsmuir,...

Woman charged in Fawn Fire to be examined for mental health

Oct. 06, 2021 03:18 AM EDT

REDDING, Calif. (AP) — A woman accused of starting a wildfire in Northern California that destroyed more than 100 homes last month will be examined by psychiatrists to determine her mental stability before court proceedings continue. Alexandra Souverneva, 30, of Palo...

Evacuations lifted for California fire tied to arson charge

Sep. 29, 2021 16:37 PM EDT

REDDING, Calif. (AP) — Officials have lifted all evacuation orders after crews made great progress corralling a wildfire that was started by a woman last week and has destroyed dozens of homes near Shasta Lake in Northern California, authorities said Wednesday. The...

Progress made on California fire that displaced thousands

Sep. 26, 2021 13:38 PM EDT

REDDING, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters were gaining the upper hand Sunday on a forest fire that displaced thousands of people and destroyed more than 100 buildings near Shasta Lake in Northern California. Lighter winds and cooler temperatures slowed the Fawn Fire as it...

Teams check destruction from Northern California forest fire

Sep. 25, 2021 17:17 PM EDT

REDDING, Calif. (AP) — Damage assessment teams went out Saturday to determine how many buildings have burned in a forest fire that has displaced thousands of residents in Northern California. Firefighters working in steep, drought-stricken terrain hope calmer weather...

Firefighters hope cooling temps help battle California blaze

Sep. 25, 2021 00:19 AM EDT

REDDING, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters hope shifting winds and cooling temperatures over the next few days will aid their efforts to battle a destructive wildfire in a drought-stricken forest in California’s far north that has displaced thousands of people and burned at least 100 structures....

PG&E charged in California wildfire last year that killed 4

Sep. 24, 2021 21:47 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric was charged Friday with involuntary manslaughter and other crimes after its equipment sparked a Northern California wildfire that killed four people and destroyed hundreds of homes last year, prosecutors said. It is the...

Suspected arson wildfire forces evacuations in California

Sep. 24, 2021 15:45 PM EDT

REDDING, Calif. (AP) — Thousands of people were under evacuation orders Friday and many others were on notice to be ready to flee as a destructive wildfire raged in a drought-stricken forest in California’s far north. A woman suspected of starting the Fawn Fire was...