SHASTA COUNTY, Calif. (KION) Cal Fire SHU arrested the woman who allegedly started the Fawn Fire.
On Wednesday afternoon, Cal Fire responded to reports of a vegetation fire near Fawndale Road north of Mountain Gate. They said witnesses reported seeing a white female adult trespassing and acting irrationally.
Later that evening, at around 8 p.m., while firefighters were working on putting out the fire when a woman walked out of the brush near the fire line saying she was dehydrated. The woman was later identified as a 30-year-old Palo Alto resident. After being interviews, Cal Fire said officers believed the woman was responsible for igniting the fire and was arrested and booked to Shasta County Jail.