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Crews persist in fighting Carr, Hirz fires
The Carr Fire grew by about 3,200 acres and had burned 218,598 acres and was 75 percent contained, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said. The next update was due about 7 p.m. Friday.
California firefighter was trapped, killed by 40,000-foot high fire tornado
REDDING, Calif. – A massive fire tornado spawned during the Carr Firetrapped and killeda firefighter while decimating a swath of Redding on July 26, according to a new report detailing the horrific incident.
Whiskeytown, other Carr Fire-scarred lands are bracing for a new danger — rain
Weeks after the Carr Fire swept through Whiskeytown National Recreation Area, a sheet of semi-opaque smoke lingers over Whiskeytown Lake. Skeletal trees and “stobs” — trees transformed by fire into wooden stakes – dot its ash-laden hillsides, which would resemble beaches if they didn’t turn your sho
Sweep at Vagabond Inn leads to arrest of three
It led to the arrest of three people — Thomas Edward Cardoza, 43, of Redding, William Elden Dunlap, 49, of Redding, and Kimberly Rose Woodcock, 28, of Redding.
Man dies after early morning shooting
About 20 minutes later, Mercy Medical Center officials said a vehicle arrived with the wounded man. He was rushed into the emergency room but didn't survive, police said.
Outpouring of compassion for couple whose trailer started Carr Fire
Officials say the Carr Fire began on the afternoon of July 23 close to Whiskeytown Lake when a flat tire caused a rim-riding trailer to scrape the road, causing sparks. The sparks ignited nearby brush and the fire grew quickly. It moved along Highway 299, destroying parts of Whiskeytown, flattening
Police: Hit and run in Anderson leaves five injured
Officers arrived on scene around 11:13 a.m. and identified two vehicles blocking the intersection, a maroon Toyota Highlander with seven passengers inside, many of whom were injured, and a white Chevy van left running with no one inside.
Two arrested after setting off alarm at suspect's mother's home
Deputies arrived on scene and saw a man, later identified as Maurice Alessandro, 28, running away from the area of the home. Deputies then set up a perimeter in the area and located a female subject, later identified as Gloria Martinez-Winn, 28.
Hirz Fire grows to 11,035 acres near Shasta Lake
As of Friday morning, the Hirz Fire has grown to 11,035 acres. It is still seven percent contained.
Four people arrested at Redding Vagabond Inn after criminal activity complaints
According to the Redding Police Department, the Neighborhood Police Unit responded to the Vagabond Inn Wednesday after receiving several complaints over the past month regarding ongoing criminal activity, the majority of which centered around narcotics use.
Air quality forecast to be 'unhealthy' for areas of Trinity County due to smoke
Fire activity from the Carr, Hirz, Mendocino Complex, and Oregon fires continue to send smoke into North Coast communities, prompting air qualities by the North Coast Unified Air Quality Management District (NCUAQMD). The agency says increased burnout operations on the Carr and Hirz fires will incre
Thursday update: Carr Fire 71% contained; Hirz Fire grows
In what appears to be a significant sign of progress toward full containment on the destructive Carr Fire, the blaze did not grow overnight, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection reported Thursday morning.
Record-breaking fire tornado killed California firefighter
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - In the history of California wildfires there has never been anything like it: A churning tornado filled with fire, the size of three football fields. An official report describes in chilling detail the intensity of the rare fire phenomenon and how quickly it took the life of Red
VIDEO: Massive fire tornado blamed for killing fire inspector in Redding
MAPS: Wildfires burning across CaliforniaThe latest evacuation orders for Shasta County's Carr Fire, Mendocino County's Complex FirePHOTOS: Massive Carr Fire tears through Shasta CountyHow to help Carr Fire victims in Redding and Shasta County, CaliforniaPhotos from the wildfires across CaliforniaVI
County’s litigation costs rise as cases drag on
The Trinity County Board of Supervisors last week authorized a $17,000 transfer from the county’s general contingency fund to cover litigation costs associated with the Pini vs. Fenley lawsuit filed in July 2016, raising the total spent by the county so far to more than $140,000 on that case alone.I
Carr Fire Update, August 15 8:23 AM
CALFIRE UPDATESize: 211,038 acres Containment: 67% Expected Full Containment: Unknown Fatalities: 3STRUCTURAL SUMMARYStructures Threatened: 44 Residential Structures Destroyed: 1,077 Commercial Structures Destroyed: 22 Other Destroyed: 500 Residential Structures Damaged: 191 Commercial Structures Da
Longtime animal control officer signs off for final time
When Christine Edwards hung up her uniform for the last time on Aug. 10, it was the end of a 23-year career with the Trinity County Sheriff’s Office as the only Animal Control Officer and manager of the TC Animal Shelter.Serving at the pleasure of the TC Sheriff, Edwards has reported to three of the
‘The Goonies’ free movie is Saturday
The August Free Movie at the Trinity Theatre in Weaverville, “The Goonies,” is scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 18. Doors open at 10:30 a.m.
Two new pot ordinances approved by board
While some complained that the pace has been too slow, placing Trinity County cannabis producers at a competitive disadvantage statewide, the Trinity County Board of Supervisors last week approved two commercial cannabis ordinances for microbusiness and manufacturing licenses that have been in the w
Foundation updates community with latest news ~ East Valley Times
“When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.” Sisters Beatrix, Adalee, and Fiona from Hayfork, CA recently donated $96 in proceeds from their lemonade stand to theCommunity Disaster Relief Fund!