Siskiyou County woman allegedly set fire to house with kids inside

Jun 16, 2015 6:07 PM by News Staff, Photo: Siskiyou County Sheriff's Office

Authorities have arrested a Siskiyou County woman accused of setting fire to her home while she and her two children were inside.

Cal Fire investigators say Elke Rose Head, 38, of Happy Camp intentionally started a January 22 house fire that caused significant damages.

An investigation into the blaze by Cal Fire and the Siskiyou County Investigation Team led to an arrest warrant being issued for Head.

The arrest warrant was served last Saturday, and during the arrest Head allegedly threatened a Cal Fire officer with two knives. The officer managed to avoid injury and took Head into custody.

Head was booked into the Siskiyou County Jail for arson, endangering the heath of a child and felony assault of a peace officer.


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