The U.S. Forest Service confirmed Tuesday that a firefighter was killed while fighting a lightning-strike fire in the Modoc National Forest on Monday.
According to Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell, 28-year-old smokejumper Luke Sheehy was killed after being struck by a dead tree just before 5 p.m.
U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell recently announced that the agency will begin night helicopter wildfire suppression operations this season in Southern California.
“The re-introduction of Forest Service night helicopter firefighting operations in Southern California further establishes the agency’s commitment to protect lives and property in the region,” said Tidwell.
|Patrick McCarthy has been missing since June 3. Photo Submitted|
Local residents who have any information regarding the whereabouts of Patrick McCarthy, 45, of Doyle, are asked to call the Lassen County Sheriff’s Office.
McCarthy’s family has filed a missing person’s report with the Lassen County Sheriff’s Office. He is described as a Caucasian male, 6’2” tall, weighing 215 pounds. He has brown, short hair and hazel eyes. He was last seen driving a maroon 2004 extended cab Ford Ranger with California license plate number 82362B1.
A 28-year-old Sacramento man died Saturday afternoon in a drowning accident at Bucks Lake.
Nathan Randolph Ramirez was pronounced dead at 5:33 p.m., according to the Plumas County sheriff.
Pacific Gas & Electric Co. has decided to suspend further timber harvesting in Humbug Valley, pending a land transfer recommendation from the Stewardship Council.
In 2004, the Stewardship Council was formed as part of the utility company’s bankruptcy settlement agreement. The agreement allows for the council to make recommendations for title transfer of more than 140,000 acres of PG&E-owned land.
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