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   These are the stories you will find in this week's newspaper:
  • A second chance: The new Day Reporting Center in Quincy held a grand opening that featured a recognition ceremony to honor achievements of people in the Alternative Sentencing Program.
  • Classrooms closed: Just days before classes were to begin, Quincy Elementary School staff were packing up classrooms in one wing of the structure because a roof needed to be replaced.
  • Body of missing man found: A search for missing Feather River College alumnus Lucius Robbi ended in Idaho with the discovery of his body and car. He was believed to have died from injuries sustained in a single-vehicle crash.

Several new lightning fires but firefighters are keeping them small

Feather Publishing
8/23/2013 - 6:00 p.m.

According to a statement released by the Plumas National Forest there is lots of smoke in the air but just a handful of very small fires resulted from the last lightning storms moving through the Plumas National Forest on Wednesday night and early Thursday morning (August 21-22). The majority of the fires were on the eastern portion of the forest.

With the exception of the Chance fire above Frenchman Lake (3.6 acres and holding), the remaining fires are controlled or contained. The majority of those were 1/10 - 1/4 acre or smaller. The attached Beckwourth Ranger District map shows the latest fires and other lightning starts, also contained/controlled from earlier in the week (Bagley, Creek, Old House & Mallard).

Several other small fires similar in size to those above were picked up on the Mt. Hough and Feather River Ranger Districts. All are contained, controlled or close to it.

The fires remaining active but also partially contained include the Johnson, Ridge, and Heights in the Mt. Hough Complex. More specific information about them may be found on inciweb.org; look for Plumas Lightning on the dropdown menu.

Most of the smoke, particularly on the eastern part of the forest, is traveling up from the Rim fire in the southern Sierra.

More fires may crop up as the moisture from the thunderstorms dissipates.


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