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   These are a few of the stories you will find in this week's printed newspaper:

  • Townhalls attract crowds: Assemblyman Brian Dahle and Sen. Ted Gaines met with constituents in Quincy and Chester during a three-meeting swing through Plumas and Lassen counties.
  • New leader: After nearly three decades, the Plumas County Mental Health Commission has a new leader. Supervisor Kevin Goss was named to replace Hank Eisenmann.
  • Home away from home: As of last week, new homes had been found for all of the patients at Quincy Nursing & Rehabilitation and most had already moved.

Hough Complex Evening Update 8/22/2013

Feather Publishing
8/22/2013 - 7:30 p.m.
 

Status:                                                                     Resources:

Acres Burned: 531                                                             Crews: 16

Cause: Lightning                                                                    Engines: 79

Date Started: August 18, 2013                                              Helicopters: 1

Containment: 40%                                                               Air Tankers: 0          

Expected Containment: Aug. 24, 2013                                Total Resources Assigned: 615

Current Fire Situation:

Fire Name:

Acres:

% of Containment:

Fire Name:

Acres:

% of Containment:

Heights/Ridge

228

      60

Rock Pile

Tree

         0

Johnson

150

    100

Greenhorn/Brady

≤1

     100

Hunt

 21

   100

Peerless

25

     100

Keddie

 12

   100

Dixie

1

     100

Mountain/Ruby

   1

   100

34

2

     100

32/Cook/Refuge

≤1

   100

Beardsley

1

     100

Evans

15

        0

 

 

 

Kessler

    1

    100

 

 

 

North

    1

   100

 

 

 

Cemetery

Tree

     100

 

 

 

           

Fuel Type: Shrub, oak and timber

 

Evacuations: All evacuations have been lifted.

 

Weather Conditions:

Temp: 560 F                 Winds: 5-10 mph         Direction: SW             Relative Humidity: 74

 

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: New fires arose today from yesterday’s lightning storm. Most were contained and controlled. Fire crews will continue to look for and respond to “sleepers” in the days to come. Good progress was made in the southern, southwestern and southeastern portions of the Ridge/Heights fire.

 

 

 


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