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Arsonist charged for California wildfire was ‘boiling bear urine’

Arsonist charged for California wildfire was ‘boiling bear urine’

The woman charged with arson in connection to a wildfire that’s ravaged homes and neighborhoods, prompted mandatory evacuation and burned nearly 10,000 acres in Northern California was reportedly boiling bear urine for consumption whilst sparking the disastrous blaze.

According to court documents obtained by San Francisco’s KPIX, 30-year-old Alexandra Souvernev of Palo Alto, California, was attempting to “hike to get to Canada” when she “became thirsty and found a puddle of water in a dry creek bed.”  Souvernev said the water “contained bear urine” however, which led her to attempt to “filter the water with a tea bag.” When that didn’t work, she “attempted to make a fire to boil the water,” but “it was too wet for the fire to start.” Eventually, she “drank the water anyway” and continued walking uphill.

While firefighters were working to put out the fire, Souvernev “walked out of the brush” and approached the officials saying that she was dehydrated and in need of medical treatment, according to Cal Fire press release. Earlier that day, several civilians in the area contacted police to report seeing a woman trespassing and acting “irrationally.”

The fire, coined the “Fawn Fire,” has destroyed hundreds of homes and other structures, forcing thousands of Californias to evacuate. On Monday, Governor Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency  for Shasta County in response to the fire.

Souverneva, who was charged with felony fire and could be sentenced to up to nine year imprisonment.

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Arsonist charged for California wildfire was ‘boiling bear urine’
Anurag Reddy
I'm a 29-year-old travel enthusiast, travel and nature photographer, Computer Science graduate, and Mass Communication student. I have seen different shades of life through traveling and lived different lives through reading. With every word I write, I travel within, and I understand myself better. Writing helps me discover myself, and that paved roads for me to choose writing as a profession.
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