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Investigators: Woman may have started Fawn Fire in Northern California

Posted at 8:42 AM, Sep 24, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-24 12:04:08-04

(KERO) — The Fawn Fire explodes in Northern California in Shasta County.

A news photographer captured video showing multiple homes burning.

The fire has burned more than 5,000 acres and is only 5% contained.

Crews are aggressively attacking the fire from the air and on the ground.

A woman has been arrested and is accused of starting the wildfire.

She told firefighters that she was dehydrated and in need of medical treatment.

After being treated and interviewed, investigators collected information that led them to believe that she started the fire.

ASSEMBLE AN EMERGENCY SUPPLY KIT

Put together your emergency supply kit long before a wildfire or other disaster occurs and keep it easily accessible so you can take it with you when you have to evacuate.

Emergency Supply Kit Checklist:

  • Face masks or coverings
  • Three-day supply of non-perishable food and three gallons of water per person
  • Map marked with at least two evacuation routes
  • Prescriptions or special medications
  • Change of clothing
  • Extra eyeglasses or contact lenses
  • An extra set of car keys, credit cards, cash or traveler’s checks
  • First aid kit
  • Flashlight
  • Battery-powered radio and extra batteries
  • Sanitation supplies
  • Copies of important documents (birth certificates, passports, etc.)
  • Don’t forget pet food and water!

Items to take if time allows:

  • Easily carried valuables
  • Family photos and other irreplaceable items
  • Personal computer information on hard drives and disks
  • Chargers for cell phones, laptops, etc.

Always keep a sturdy pair of shoes and a flashlight near your bed and handy in case of a sudden evacuation at night.