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   These are a few of the stories you will find in this week's printed newspaper:
  • Ebola preparedness: Could a deadly virus with its roots in West Africa find its way to Plumas County? The county’s three hospitals are preparing, just in case.
  • Candidates speak: With elections just days away, candidates for local public offices took part in forums and submitted answers to questions from the newspaper.
  • Remembering Grace: The family of an FRC student who died earlier this month said they were overwhelmed by the community’s support after the college held a vigil to remember their daughter.

New lightning starts keep crews very busy

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8/22/2013 - 12:15 p.m.

In addition to the fires that are part of the Hough Complex, Plumas National Forest firefighters are very busy attacking fires across the forest that resulted from lightning yesterday afternoon and over night.  So far these fires are small and relatively easy to contain due to wet conditions. 
The challenge is finding all of them and getting crews on them before todays warmer and drier conditions allow the fires to burn more actively.
 
Plumas Firefighters are not the only ones attacking fires that rresulted from yesterdays lightning.  National Forests througout northern California are reporting numerous new fires stretching firefighting resources very thin.

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