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

  • New state: Proponents of the state of Jefferson pushed the Plumas County Board of Supervisors to sign a declaration of support Jan. 20, but they didn’t get it.
  • Nursing home to close: Healthcare leaders learned that the skilled nursing hospital in Quincy is slated for closure, which would result in the relocation of more than three dozen patients and the loss of 60 jobs.
  • Program sacked: Judge Ira Kaufman is no longer sentencing people to drug court. He said he was ending the program because clients weren’t being served.

Hough Complex Morning - 8/24/2013

Feather Publishing
8/24/2013 - 8:00 p.m.
 

Date: August 24, 2013 / Evening Update

Status: Resources:

Acres Burned: 513 Crews: 14

Cause: Lightning Engines: 75

Date Started: August 18, 2013 Helicopters: 3

Containment: 90% Air Tankers: 0

Expected Containment: Aug. 25, 2013 Total Resources Assigned: 678

Current Fire Situation:

Fire Name: Acres: % of Containment: Fire Name: Acres: % of Containment:

Ridge/Heights 228 90 Rock Pile Tree 100

Johnson 150 100 Greenhorn/Brady <1 100

Hunt 21 100 Peerless <1 100

Keddie 12 100 Dixie 1 100

Mountain/Ruby 1 100 34 2 100

32/Cook/Refuge <1 100 Beardsley 1 100

Evans 15 100 Refuge 2 <1 100

Kessler 1 100

North 1 100

Cemetery Tree 100

Fuel Type: Shrub, oak and timber

Evacuations: All evacuations have been lifted.

Weather Conditions:

Temp: 460 F Winds: 5 mph Direction: SW Relative Humidity: 70

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: Firefighters had a productive day securing all fires. Today, crews completed 90% of the containment line on the Ridge Fire and continued to mop-up to 150’ within constructed fire line. Crews also completed mop-up to 300’ inside containment lines of the Johnson Fire. Tonight, we anticipate crews will complete the containment lines on the Ridge Fire.


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