Firefighters explain attack plan for Fork Complex

Smokey skies put a halt on air attacks for the Fork Complex Fires in Trinity County, according to Corey Wilford, public information officer with Northern California Inter agency Incident Management Team 2.

CAL FIRE battling blaze near Whitmore

Firefighters are battling a 60 acre lightning sparked fire east of Oak Run. No structures are threatened.

Firefighter dies after being trapped in wind-fueled blaze

A firefighter was killed in a wildfire in Northern California Thursday when he was exploring ways to attack the fire and became trapped due to erratic winds that stoked the blaze.

Air quality advisory reports unhealthy unconditions

Smoke, haze, and degraded air quality is being experienced throughout Humboldt, Del Norte and Trinity counties due to the recent dry lightning strikes which have caused numerous fires in the Six Rivers and Shasta-Trinity National Forests, as well as, State Responsibility areas.

Overnight wind, thunderstorms cause Frog Fire to spread

Wind and passing thunderstorms caused a fire burning in the Modoc National Forest spread overnight.

Trinity County fires force evacuations

Sheriff's office releases new evacuation notices as Barker fire and Rail fire burn in Trinity county.

Fires in Trinity County grow overnight, evacuations remain

The Fork Complex fires burning in Trinity County have burned 23,400 acres as of 9:15 a.m. Sunday.

Smoke in Trinity County causing health concerns

Both the Rail Fire and the Barker Fire have zero containment as of Saturday night. More than 30 other fires in the Fork Complex in Trinity County, sparked by lightening, are causing a thick smoke to linger in the air around Hayfork.

Structures destroyed in Trinity Co. fires, evacuations remain in place

The U.S. Forest Service confirms structures were destroyed and damaged at Post Mountain Ranch due  to the Blue Fire burning in the nearby area.  As of Saturday at 1:30 p.m. forest service officials are still working to confirm how many structures were damaged.

Lightning causes multiple fires in Six Rivers National Forest

Active lightning strikes over the last two days on the Six Rivers National Forest have resulted in multiple fires on all of the forest’s districts. 

Barker Fire in Trinity County forces evacuations

The Barker Fire, burning in Trinity County is forcing residents to evacuate their homes.

USFS firefighter found dead Friday morning in Modoc County

Fire officials lost contact with the firefighter Thursday night while he was battling the Frog Fire. They found his body Friday morning. 

Gas-filled home forces evacuations in Anderson

Anderson police and fire officials proceeded to evacuate 20 homes on Brigman Street and cleared residents to safety. 

Fire crews talk tactics, priority for Trinity Co. fires

Fire officials with the U.S. Forest Service discussed tactics and priority late Friday afternoon as more than 60 lightning fires sparked up and took over many areas of Trinity County.

Evacuees frantically escape two fires in Trinity County

Two major fires broke out in Trinity County. The Rail Fire and the Barker Fire, both in Hayfork. Nearly 200 foot flames could be seen shooting out of the mountains at the Barker Fire. At the Rail Fire, residents were grabbing their livestock and preparing to leave their homes.

Daily aerial patrols help firefighters spot wildfires

Daily aerial patrols are helping firefighters detect wildfires before they can explode into something much bigger.

Fires in Trinity County force evacuations

Officials have issued mandatory evacuations in Hyampom for the Fork Complex fires, near Ruth Lake for the Pickett fire, and near Hayfork for the Barker Fire. 

Evacuees return home after Swedes Fire sweeps through

With containment of the Swedes Fire steadily growing, mandatory evacuations were lifted Thursday night and people were able to go back to their houses. Many were relieved they had a home to go back to.

Enloe to honor hospice volunteer for 25 years of service

Eighty-five years ago, Shirley Albers was born at Enloe Hospital.

Mallard and Sprig Fires contained, China Fires is 85% contained

The Mallard and the Sprig Fires in Millville are contained as of 6 p.m. Friday.

Salvation Army in 'dire' need of clothing donations

Time to clean out your closets. The Salvation Army could use your clothes. They say they are in dire need of clothing donations to help sustain their Adult Rehabilitation Program.

Swedes Fires holding at 400 acres, 80 percent contained

Fire crews are holding the Swedes Fire to 400 acres and it is now 80 percent contained.

Waste Management truck downs utility lines in Bella Vista

As of 1:20 p.m., power had been restored to all but eight PG&E customers.

Driver in Siskiyou Co. officer-involved shooting identified

The man shot and killed in an officer-involved shooting on Interstate 5 near Mott Road after a pursuit by the California Highway Patrol, has been identified.

Lightning fires prompt mandatory evacuations in Trinity Co.

Firefighters responded to more than 40 lightning fires in Trinity County Friday morning.

Frog Fire burns 480 acres in Modoc National Forest

Firefighters are responding to a fire burning near Frog Water Hole just southwest of Lava Campground.

Water conservation in June exceeds statewide goal

Statewide conservation numbers from June were released, showing that again the state met the goal mandated by Governor Brown

Repeat fire frustrates Redding chief, neighbor

The vegetation fire on the corner of Buenaventura Boulevard and Highway 299 was only an acre in size, and it didn't burn any homes or force evacuations. But it was enough to pull resources from the fires which, as of Thursday, were in fact burning homes and forcing evacuations.

Happy Valley home destroyed in China Fire

A home on Karin Lane in Happy Valley was destroyed by the China Fire.

Millville man recounts fire that destroyed his home

The Mallard Fire ripped through Millville on Wednesday night burning 75 acres.

Neighbors near home destroyed in China Fire preparing for future

On Thursday evening, evacuations for the people affected by the China incident burning in Happy Valley were lifted.

Online campaign financial records removed, council member upset

City councilmember Randall Stone claims that approximately seven months ago, Chico staff removed past campaign finance reports from its website.

Swedes Fire evacuees turned away before evacuations lifted

A father and daughter try to return to their home Thursday afternoon after the Swedes fire swept through, but are turned away.

Evacuations lifted for the Swedes Fire

CAL FIRE has lifted all the evacuations for the Swedes Fire in Bangor as of 6 p.m. Thursday.

Lightning sparks fires in Trinity County

Thirteen lightning fires have been reported in Trinity County on Thursday.

Fire crews contain half acre vegetation fire off Buenaventura

The Redding Fire Department and CAL FIRE are mopping up a half acre vegetation fire on Buenaventura Boulevard and Eureka Way on Thursday afternoon.

New fire in Millville is now 50 percent contained, 60 acres

Firefighters are responding to two vegetation fires in Millville Thursday afternoon.

Evacuations lifted for the China Fire

A home was destroyed in Shasta County as the China fire in the Happy Valley area tore through a neighborhood.

Hwy. 99 NB slowdown after cement truck crashes into median

Traffic on Highway 99 northbound is expected to be slow moving for the next four-to-five hours after a cement truck carrying 35,000 lbs of gravel and sand 

Evacuation orders lifted for parts of Swedes Fire

The Swedes Fire in Butte County has burned 550 acres as of Thursday morning

Southbound I-5 reopened after fatal CHP shooting near Dunsmuir

The southbound lanes of Interstate 5 in Siskiyou County are closed after a deadly officer-involved shooting near Dunsmuir.

Firefighters make good progress on Mallard Fire

Firefighters were able to nearly contain the Mallard Fire in Shasta County early Thursday.

Evacuees prepare for the worst during Swedes Fire

Wednesday night, CAL FIRE said the Swedes Fire in Butte County had reached 500 acres burned with 10% containment. The blaze is burning to the northeast.

Swedes Fire over 500 acres in Butte County, evacuations ordered

Evacuations have been ordered for the Swedes Fire in Bangor.

Water main break in Paradise closes Pearson Road

The Paradise Irrigation District crews are working to repair a major water main break on Pearson Road just east of the Skyway/Pearson intersection, officials said.

Local mechanic explains how heat impacts vehicles

Triple digit temperatures can cause cars to overheat, according to Ken Breshears owner of Keith's Auto Repair in Redding.

Officers names released in Matthew Graham shooting

The names of the 13 deputies and officers involved in the shooting death of Matthew Graham were released Wednesday morning by the Siskiyou County Sheriff's Office.

Mom arrested for holding girl hostage has prior conviction

The Tehama County mother accused of holding her 9-year-old daugther hostage at knife point has a history of child abuse charges, according to court documents

Man's finger nearly severed in attempted murder

A man in Shasta County was arrested after he reportedly threw a knife at his ex-roommate's head with a young child nearby.

Armed robbery suspects still on the loose

Police are still searching for two suspects who robbed a man at gun point

Two more arrested in series of vandalism incidents

Chico Police have arrested two more suspects after a series of more than 40 cases of vandalism

Police: Social media helps catch church thieves

Two thieves who burglarized Paradise Alliance Church were caught by Paradise Police Department thanks to tips from social media and phone calls made after KRCR News Channel 7 aired surveillance video on July 23.

More wildfires in 2015 have burned fewer acres

California’s ongoing drought has brought more fuels to potential fires.

Boles Fire survivors react to sentencing for man responsible

Survivors from the Boles Fire faced the man responsible for starting the blaze, 25-year-old Ronald Marshall, for the first time during his sentencing on Tuesday morning.

Firefighters contained Skyway fire to 15 acres

Firefighters kept a fire along the Skyway contained to 15 acres Tuesday morning. 

Glenn County reporting 3 cases of the West Nile Virus

Health officials in Glenn County said that three residents have been identified as having the West Nile Virus.

Ronald Marshall sentenced to 3 years for starting Boles Fire

Ronald Marshall, 25, was sentenced Tuesday morning in Siskiyou County

Three arrests for nearly two dozen vandalism cases

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Police are expecting more reports of vandalism after at least three people spent several hours throwing rocks at cars, homes and businesses.

Shared surveillance video leads to church burglary suspects

Paradise Police have arrested two teenagers in connection with a church burglary.

Deputies: Mom arrested for holding knife to daughter's neck

Deputies arrested Samantha Elliott after a two-hour standoff

Police: Body found appears to be missing Santa Cruz girl

Police say a body was found Monday night inside a trash bin at a complex in the city.

Heat stroke concerns rise with temperature

The heat is turning up across the Northstate, increasing the threat of heat related illnesses.

CAL FIRE, USFS discuss safety after 4 firefighters injured

On Sunday evening, two CAL FIRE and two U.S. Forest Service firefighters were injured as they battled the Lowell Fire in Nevada County. Local agencies have shown their support for the injured firefighters as they continue to train their agencies to stay safe while battling wildland fires.

Butte County may add e-cigarettes to smoking rules

At Tuesday's meeting, the Butte County Board of Supervisors will take up electronic cigarettes, commonly referred to as e-cigarettes, possibly including them in current smoking rules so that they are prohibited in the workplace and enclosed public spaces.

Bear sightings may be due to lack of available food

Following reports of bear sightings around Northstate communities, we searched for answers to why this might be.

Video leads to fraud conviction of Butte County man

Surveillance video obtained in a workers compensation fraud case helped the Butte County District Attorney's Office convict Howard Neel on Tuesday.

New Redding Police Department customer service office open

The new Redding Police Customer Service Office is open for business next to city hall.

Lawyer talks about Tehama County court computer problems

The Tehama Superior Courthouse is still experiencing computer problems on Monday.

Parent creates supply drive for Paradise elementary teachers

A school supply drive is underway in Paradise, with a goal to give every elementary teacher in the Paradise Unified School District a bag to start off the year. 

Fire crews responding to Anderson structure fire

Fire crews in Anderson are working a structure fire on Stingy Lane in Anderson.

Fire crews extinguish blaze near Dana Drive area of river trail

Fire crews responded to a vegetation fire around 12:30 p.m. Monday, near the Dana Drive area of the Sacramento River Trail, on the north side of the Highway 44 bridge.

Boat crashes into bridge piling, several people injured

On Saturday evening, the Tehama County Sheriff's Office responded to reports of a boating accident with several injuries on the west bank of the Sacramento River in the area of E's Locker Room and Lakeside in Red Bluff.

Woman arrested after holding 9-year-old daughter hostage

According to the Tehama County Sheriff's Office, a woman was arrested after allegedly holding her 9-year-old daughter hostage on Monday.

Redding police lobby opens in new location

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The new Redding Police Department customer service lobby opens Monday morning.

2 killed, 4 injured in wrong-way driver crash on I-5

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CHP said a wrong-way driver slammed head-on into another car on Interstate 5 in Tehama County early Sunday.

Woman recalls close call with wrong-way driver

A woman and her baby were heading home from Sacramento when she spotted a car coming straight towards them.

Man arrested in DUI rollover crash

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A 23-year-old man from Shingletown was arrested Saturday night for allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol and causing his vehicle to rollover, said the California Highway Patrol.

Trailer fire stops traffic in Chico's 'Avenues'

Fire destroyed a small trailer in Chico Sunday afternoon.

Good Samaritan who saved deputy speaks out

Retired Oakland police officer, Marvin Reynolds, was driving in Redding when he saw a Shasta County Sheriff's Deputy wrestling with a man on the side of Highway 299 East Thursday afternoon.

The tale of two Safeways

According to crime statistics from the Redding Police Department the number of calls to police and arrests have dropped at the Safeway on Pine Street since January 2015. At the same time, the crime rate has risen at the Safeway on Churn Creek and Cypress Avenue.

Arrests made in Tehama County shooting

Four people have been arrested after a shooting in Tehama County on Friday.

2 arrested in large-scale marijuana bust in Butte County

The Butte County Sheriff's Office Special Enforcement Unit investigated a large scale commercial marijuana growing operation above Bear Lake at Big Chico Creek in Cohasset on Friday.

Couple asks for help finding person who shot their dog

Samantha and Tyler Nelson were shocked when they came home Thursday night and found their 1-year-old dog, Thor, was shot in the neck.

Deputies in Graham shooting cleared of wrongdoing

Graham was involved in a shoot out with deputies in Dunsmuir.

Christian-themed movie filmed in Butte Co. nearly complete

A Christian-themed film will wrap up production in Butte County next week.

Butte County water stations for residents out of H2O

A state of emergency was declared Wednesday in Butte County as some are literally out of water. 


Deputy thankful for good Samaritans help during fight with felon

Shasta County Sheriff's Deputy Dillon Scoma thanks two good Samaritans who came to his aid as he fought with 25-year-old Kyle Johnson of Georgia on the side of Highway 299 East Thursday afternoon.

Splitsville: Old Chico oak tree splits in half

One of the oldest oak trees in Chico split into two Wednesday night.

Butte County Sheriff's Office warns public about phone scam

According to investigators, there's a phone scammer making the rounds in Butte County, claiming to be with the Sheriff's Office. Here's what you need to know.

Massive flames devour Shasta Co. building

A commercial building was destroyed in a massive fire south of Redding early Friday morning.

Deputies search for 3 suspects after man shot in Cottonwood

Law enforcement is searching for three suspects in a white Ford Explorer without any license plates.

Woman revives petition for UC Redding

A retired Redding teacher is trying to bring back an old push for a University of California campus in Redding.

Chico woman arrested for backing into patrol car, biting officer

A Chico woman was arrested early Friday morning after she backed into a Chico Police Department patrol car and bit an officer.

Convicted felon arrested after roadside scuffle with deputy

Deputies said Kyle Johnson, 24, went for the deputy's gun and told him to 'shoot me.'

Officers face gunfire after tripping booby trap

Officers tripped a booby trap that fired a shotgun while they visited a Shasta County property

Expert: Haze over Shasta County not a health concern

Many residents of Shasta County noticed smokey conditions in the Northstate Thursday. The haze is coming from the Napa area where the Wragg Fire is now burning at 6,900 acres.

Bowe Bergdahl detained after Mendocino County marijuana raid

A U.S. Army soldier, who was held captive by the Taliban and released in an exchange orchestrated by President Barrack Obama, which has been highly scrutinized, was involved in a marijuana raid in Mendocino County.

Court blames former IT director for computer meltdown

The former Director of Information Technology for the Tehama County Superior Court is being accused of sabotaging the Court's computer system, according to the documents filed by the law firm representing the Court.  

Paradise church broken into, surveillance video aiding police

The Paradise Police Department is investigating an apparent break-in that happened at the Paradise Alliance Church on Clark Road Sunday night.

Hound-hunting ban may be culprit for bears in communities

For several months now, KRCR News Channel 7 has been following reports of increased bear sightings. An official with the U.S. Sportsmen's Alliance explains that a law banning the use of hounds in hunting may be to blame.

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Finishing off the weekend with chances of thunderstorms lingering across the higher elevations as monsoonal moisture moves and across the Northstate.

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