Fire investigators arrest 2 Redding transients for arson

Investigators arrested two transients for arson in Redding.

Posted: Nov 13, 2020 11:57 AM
Updated: Nov 13, 2020 2:46 PM

REDDING, Calif. – Investigators have arrested two transients for arson in Redding.

The Redding Fire Department responded to a structure fire on the 100 block of Hartnell Ave. Thursday.

Officials said several individuals were complaining that their offices were filling with smoke. Firefighters located a transient camp on the roof of the structure and said one of the transient’s had started a fire to stay warm.

The transient attempted to run away from firefighters but was apprehended and charged with arson, according to RFD.

During this incident, another fire had broken out on the 800 block of Browning Street. Firefighters said another transient had lit a pallet of cardboard boxes on fire.

An off-duty security guard saw what happened and was able to detain the suspect. This person was also booked into the Shasta County Jail on arson charges, said RFD.

Action News Now is working to learn more. Check back for updates.

 

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 1145209

Reported Deaths: 18862
CountyCasesDeaths
Los Angeles3741347497
San Bernardino875421129
Riverside821751417
San Diego74361984
Orange719531556
Kern39437445
Fresno36688477
Sacramento34186550
Santa Clara31603467
Alameda27857499
San Joaquin24804504
Contra Costa22747258
Stanislaus20932420
Tulare19882304
Ventura18480175
Imperial15568355
San Francisco14662158
Monterey14265115
San Mateo13561170
Sonoma11608155
Merced11388179
Santa Barbara10944133
Kings1025987
Solano974581
Marin7596129
Placer614868
Madera593883
San Luis Obispo581135
Shasta447043
Yolo436374
Santa Cruz400328
Butte376559
Sutter294814
Napa281117
El Dorado20184
Yuba186610
San Benito176716
Lassen17153
Tehama152623
Mendocino144122
Nevada11319
Glenn8537
Lake84519
Tuolumne8068
Humboldt8019
Colusa6636
Siskiyou5652
Mono5073
Amador45716
Calaveras43421
Del Norte2961
Inyo28016
Plumas1810
Trinity1240
Mariposa1202
Modoc1180
Alpine420
Sierra190
Unassigned00
Chico
Clear
50° wxIcon
Hi: 62° Lo: 38°
Feels Like: 50°
Oroville
Clear
53° wxIcon
Hi: 62° Lo: 40°
Feels Like: 53°
Paradise
Clear
50° wxIcon
Hi: 55° Lo: 39°
Feels Like: 50°
Chester
Overcast
30° wxIcon
Hi: 47° Lo: 26°
Feels Like: 25°
Red Bluff
Clear
51° wxIcon
Hi: 62° Lo: 43°
Feels Like: 51°
Willows
Clear
50° wxIcon
Hi: 64° Lo: 43°
Feels Like: 50°
A cold front has moved over northern California on this day before Thanksgiving, and it brought light rain and snow showers to the higher terrain, gusty wind and cooler air for all. Thanksgiving will still be breezy, but also mild and pleasant.
KHSL Severe
KHSL Radar
KHSL Temperatures

Community Events