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   These are the stories you will find in this week's newspaper:
  • Poor report: For the second time in as many months, an investigation found a number of problems at the Plumas County Mental Health department.
  • Budget frustration: Tempers flared during last week’s Board of Supervisors meeting as board members discussed the 2014-15 budget.
  • School bus inflation: Effective Jan. 31, 2015, Plumas Unified School District bus fees will increase by 10 percent.

Hough Complex Evening Update 8/21/2013

Feather Publishing
8/21/2013 - 8:00 p.m.
 

The Plumas National Forest provided the following update:

Hough Complex Update

Fire Information: For further fire information, call 530-284-7120 or 530-284-1815.

Information is also available online at www.inciweb.org and on Twitter at Central Coast IMT7.

Date: August 21, 2013

Status: Resources:

Acres Burned: 420 Crews: 9

Cause: Lightning Engines: 51

Date Started: August 18, 2013 Helicopters: 1

Containment: 40% Air Tankers: 0

Expected Containment: Aug. 24, 2013 Total Resources Assigned: 424

Current Fire Situation: The Ridge grew in size to 275 and is still at 10% containment. The Heights Fire is at 21 acres and is 30% contained. The Johnson, remains at 89 acres with 95% containment. The Hunt stayed at 11 acres and is still at 50% containment. The Keddie, at 18 acres, the Mountain and the Ruby at 1 acre each are 100% contained. The 32 and Cook, both under an acre are also 100% contained. A new fire, the Evans at 15 acres and is 0% contained. The change in size of fires and percentage of containment are due to more accurate mapping as well as possibly duplicating a fire early on in the incident.

Fuel Type: Shrub, oak and timber

Evacuations: All evacuations have been lifted.

Weather Conditions:

Temp: 960 F Winds: 24 mph Direction: SW Relative Humidity: 24

Threats: 90 Residential structures, 10 commercial properties and 125 outbuildings are threatened near the town of Taylorsville.

Structures Destroyed: 0

Injuries: 1

Agency Jurisdiction: US Forest Service

Cooperating Agencies: Cal Fire, Plumas County Sheriff Department

Remarks: Today a significant lightning storm passed through the fire area, bringing numerous lightning strikes,


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