A 30-year-old Palo Alto woman who was accused of setting California’s wildfire, which has destroyed more than 40 homes and approximately 90 other Buildings in Shasta County, pleaded not guilty on Friday morning.

It is thought to be behind other wildfires throughout the state, local media report.

The fawn fire broke out Tuesday.

Defendant Alexandra Souverneva pleaded not guilty and testified that she wandered over to the Canadian border after starting to feel thirsty but ran into a puddle of bear urine before setting the fire on boil.

“pink and white item containing a green leafy substance she admitted to smoking that day.”Cal Fire

Souverneva reportedly had a functioning lighter inside her bag, as well as Co2 cartridges, and a “pink and white item containing a green leafy substance she admitted to smoking that day.” She told the Cal Fire police she would be walking and “attempting to get to Canada,” the Cal Fire Story reported.

Soverneva was trapped in the bushes in the midst of the inferno and had to call the fire services to help her, it said.

Before losing track of them, she ‘discarded items along a dirt road that consisted of two small Co2 cartridges and a AA battery,’ according to the Cal Fire report.

The lawyer, who has not been identified by the newspaper, said at their first court hearing she made statements to law enforcement suggesting a potential mental health crisis,”or something to do with drug abuse.”



California Institute of Technology

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The California Institute of Technology is a private research university in Pasadena, California. The university is known for its strength in science and engineering, (wikipedia)


California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection

The State of California’s agency responsible for fire protection in State Responsibility Areas of California totaling 31 million acres, as well as the administration of the state’s private (wikipedia)


August Complex fire

The August Complex was a massive wildfire that burned in the Coast Range of Northern California, in Glenn, Lake, Mendocino, Tehama, Trinity, and Shasta Counties. (wikipedia)


Carr Fire

The Carr Fire was a large wildfire that burned in Shasta and Trinity Counties in California, United States. The fire burned 229,651 acres , before it was 100% contained late on August 30, 2018. (wikipedia)


California Highway Patrol

The California Highway Patrol is a state law enforcement agency of the U.S. state of California. The CHP has patrol jurisdiction over all California highways and are also known as the state police. (wikipedia)


Thomas Fire

The Thomas Fire was a massive wildfire that affected Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties, and one of multiple wildfires that ignited in southern California in December 2017. (wikipedia)


California State Police

The California State Police was a state level security police agency founded in 1887 which primarily served to protect the State Capitol Building, the Governor, (wikipedia)


2020 California wildfires

The 2020 California wildfire season, part of the 2020 Western United States wildfire season, was a record-setting year of wildfires in California. By the end of the year, 9,917 fires had burned 4,397, (wikipedia)

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2017 California wildfires

In terms of property damage, 2017 was the most destructive wildfire season on record in California at the time, surpassed by only the 2018 season, with a total of 9,560 fires burning 1,548, (wikipedia)