I\’m just telling it like it is – At least here in my neck of the woods, climate change is not the number one cause of our fires. However, it sure does help the narrative for those who are hell-bent to push their agenda on the rest of us, who actually live here and know. Many are started with lightning but we don\’t have the lightning storms that people in the midwest, the east, or south have. We get some in the mountains in the summer on occasion. Let me say, those that push that narrative don\’t even live here – they live in the cities and urban areas. Yet they are the \”experts?\”
As many as 90 percent of wildland fires in the United States are caused by people, according to the U.S. Department of Interior. Some human-caused fires result from campfires left unattended, the burning of debris, downed power lines, negligently discarded cigarettes, and intentional acts of arson. Our biggest fire, the August Complex was started by lightning – then combined with other fires (human-caused) to create this Mega fire – 1,032,607 acres! It is 93% contained, although this wind might set them back. Do you see that? Over 1 million acres!
- August 4 – A Redding man was arrested on Saturday after admitting to CAL FIRE Law Enforcement of starting a vegetation fire while under the influence of methamphetamines.
- A Redding man was booked into the Shasta County Jail Wednesday, June 17 for multiple charges including arson for the fire that damaged a vehicle at Park Marina Motors earlier this week. Fire Inspectors say surveillance footage and several interviews gave them enough evidence to arrest Cecil Baugher (31) around noon Wednesday. They said he confessed to intentionally starting two vehicles on fire at Park Marina Motors off Park Marina Drive in Redding Monday.
- About two years after he was first arrested, the young man accused of lighting a series of southern Shasta County fires, including one that killed an 86-year-old woman, has pleaded guilty to murder and arson charges. Samuel Villa Scholfield, 20, is expected to receive a sentence of 40 years and eight months to life in prison, according to the district attorney\’s office. (Carr Fire)
- REDDING, Calif. – The Redding Fire Department responded to a vegetation fire at 3100 South Market Street, Monday at about 4 p.m. The fire was about a half-acre in size. Redding Fire Investigators say on Aug. 10, citizens had watched a man light the fire and held him until they arrived. The unidentified suspect was arrested for arson and booked into the Shasta County Jail. Fire investigators say the man appeared to be under the influence of unknown drugs. Firefighters were on scene putting out the fire for about an hour. Both southbound lanes of South Market Street were blocked during that time.
- Authorities have arrested a man suspected of setting several fires on Monday off Interstate 5, just north of Redding. Cody Carnes, 34, was arrested Tuesday morning on four counts of arson to forested lands and four counts of arson during a declared emergency.
- SHASTA COUNTY, Calif. — A Redding woman has been arrested on suspicion of arson in connection with 14 fires that occurred in the Shasta county area over the past week and a half.
- The Clover Fire was a fatal wildfire in Shasta County, California. It burned from September 9 to September 15, 2013, in an area near the communities of Happy Valley and Igo, California, about 10 miles southwest of Redding. It burned more than 8,000 acres and caused one death and six injuries. Damages were estimated at $65 million. One man has been charged with arson in the case.
Mediterranean climate, major climate type of the Köppen classification characterized by hot, dry summers and cool, wet winters and located between about 30° and 45° latitude north and south of the Equator and on the western sides of the continents. In the Köppen-Geiger-Pohl system, it is divided into the Csa and Csb subtypes.