Daily Mail published this video item, entitled “Firefighters battle California’s Fawn wildfire” – below is their description.
Alexandra Souverneva, of Palo Alto, was charged Friday with felony arson to wildland with an enhancement because of a declared state of emergency in California, Shasta County District Attorney Stephanie Bridgett said. The 8,500 acre blaze the 30 year-old is accused of starting has wrecked 41 homes, and 90 other structures. Souverneva pleaded not guilty but could face up to nine years in state prison if convicted. She is also suspected of starting other fires in Shasta County and throughout the state, Bridgett said. It wasn’t immediately known if she has an attorney who could speak on her behalf. During questioning by investigators, Souverneva, who previously worked as a scientist, but whose most recent job was as a tutor, claimed that she had been thirsty whilst out hiking and found a puddle in a dry creek bed which contained bear urine. She then claims she attempted to filter the water using a tea bag but when that failed tried to start a fire to boil the water.Daily Mail YouTube Channel
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