30-year-old Alexandra Souverneva of Palo Alto, California, was arrested on Friday and charged with felony arson for her alleged role in starting what is now known as the “Fawn Fire” that has burned over 8,500 acres in the state.
Souverneva, who self-identifies as a “shaman,” was taken for an evaluation and booked into the Shasta County Jail.
However, Souverneva also has a criminal history, which details several brushes with the law for offenses such as trespassing and other unspecified charges. She’s been suspected of ecoterrorism and being a serial arsonist.
On Wednesday night, she was found near the fire line with a lighter and CO2 cartridges on her person. Read more…