Authorities made arrests of a 30-year-old woman and a former forestry student on suspicion of opening Fawn Fire, which erupted on Wednesday and burned through hot and gusty weather in a region about 200 miles northeast of San Francisco.

“Fire fighters took control Sunday of a wildfire that displaced thousands of people near Shasta Lake in Northern California and destroyed over 100 buildings,” the Fire Department said.

Light rain was predicted for Monday.

Scientists said that climate change has made the West much warmer and drier over the past 30 years, making the weather deeper and wildfires more frequent and destructive.

That statistic is likely to change when crews look at the demolition, road by road.

Initial estimates have shown 131 homes and other buildings with fire, CalFire said.

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)

Northern California

Northern California is a geographic and cultural region that generally comprises the northern portion of the U.S. state of California. Spanning the state’s northernmost 48 counties, (wikipedia)

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)

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)

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CZU Lightning Complex fires

The CZU Lightning Complex fires were wildfires that burned in Northern California starting in August 2020. The fire complex consisted of fires in San Mateo and Santa Cruz counties, (wikipedia)

McFarland Fire

The McFarland Fire was a wildfire that burned in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest north of Wildwood in Trinity County, Shasta County, and Tehama County, California in the United States. (wikipedia)

Mount Shasta Wilderness

The Mount Shasta Wilderness is a 38,200-acre federally designated wilderness area located 5 miles east of Mount Shasta City in northern California. (wikipedia)