Rock slide blocking parts of 299E near Hatchet Summit

HATCHET SUMMIT — CHP and CalTrans officials are working to remove several large rocks and boulders that are reportedly blocking parts of SR-299E, about two and a half miles east of Hatchet Summit, according to a CHP incident log. It was not immediately known if today’s rainfall, the first of what is expected to be ten days straight of rain, […]

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Stranded 8 hours on Lake Britton sandbar, couple rescued from boat

BURNEY — An elderly McArthur couple whose boat became stuck and were left stranded for at least eight hours on a Lake Britton sandbar were rescued during a technical hoist operation, Thursday afternoon, May 9. Although a law enforcement boat was sent to the lake to rescue the couple, it broke down and was unable to assist in rescuing the […]

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Officers at scene of Fall River 3-vehicle crash

FALL RIVER MILLS — Authorities are investigating a three-vehicle traffic accident after an SUV hit at least two – but possibly three – parked vehicles this morning, Friday, May 10. According to a CHP incident log and official radio traffic, the accident happened in the area of Main St. and SR-299, near the Fall River Hotel. LEADING THE SCNS HEADLINES: […]

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UPDATE: Body found in Burney Creek last March ID’d

BURNEY — Officials announced today that a man whose lifeless body was pulled from Burney Creek early last March has now been positively identified as 41-year-old, Derwin Dick Hall, of Redding. Hall’s body was discovered partially submerged within the swollen creek near the diversion dam below the Park Ave. bridge, Sunday, March 3. Witnesses at the scene later told SCNS […]

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Bus dropping off children leads to Hat Creek 3 big-rig pileup

HAT CREEK — Authorities are at the scene of a chain reaction crash involving a school bus dropping off students in the Hat Creek area and three, fully loaded, tractor-trailer combos that slammed into each other while trying to stop for the bus earlier this afternoon, Tuesday, May 7. The accident, which happened on SR-89, a half-mile south of Lava […]

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Big-rig smacks 299E guardrail, lanes partially blocked

MONTGOMERY CREEK — Authorities are headed to the scene of a big-rig tractor-trailer combo that crashed into a guardrail and is now partially blocking Hwy 299E, near the Intermountain community of Montgomery Creek. According to a CHP incident log, although there were no reported injuries, radio traffic at the time indicated fire and rescue personnel were initially dispatched to the […]

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Officials at scene of pickup upside down and submerged in creek off 299E

UPDATED: Monday, May 6, 11:30 a.m. See Original Story and earlier updates below. BELLA VISTA — At 9:35 a.m., CHP’s incident log updated that a tow truck had arrived at the scene of this morning’s reported rollover crash, which left a green Dodge Dakota pickup truck upside down and partially submerged in Little Cow Creek, just south of SR-299E, between […]

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Burney couple thwarts fuel theft from excavator parked near Britton Dam

BURNEY — An eagle-eyed Burney couple driving on a rural mountain roadway near Lake Britton Dam thwarted an attempted gas theft from a PG&E excavator yesterday morning, Saturday, May 4. Although the couple were not able to get a description of the man who fled the scene after realizing he had been caught in the act of siphoning the excavator’s […]

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Area residents invited to Burney meeting on how to reduce wildfire risks

BURNEY — With the next fire season quickly approaching, residents from throughout the Intermountain area are invited to attend an upcoming public meeting that will be focusing on reducing fire danger risks. The meeting, scheduled for May 13, at Burney’s Veteran’s Memorial Hall from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m., is being hosted by Burney Basin Fire Safe Council, Burney Chamber […]

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More details after Redding Hotshot crew crash injures 11

BURNEY — More details have emerged after Tuesday afternoon’s head-on, rollover traffic collision involving a U.S. Forest Service Hotshot crew and a passenger vehicle in the small mountain Intermountain community of Burney. This week’s crash injured eleven people, including all ten crew members of the Interagency Hotshot fire crew, which is based out of Redding and was reportedly returning to […]

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