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Cal Fire arrests woman who allegedly started the Fawn Fire

Numerous ground and air resources were at the scene of the #FawnFire which was visible from Interstate 5 and the Fawndale Rd exit.
Cal Fire SHU
Numerous ground and air resources were at the scene of the #FawnFire which was visible from Interstate 5 and the Fawndale Rd exit.

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.

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Melody Waintal

Melody Waintal is the Digital Content Reporter at KION News Channel 5/46.

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