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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.

National Guard helicopters support firefighting efforts

Feather Publishing
8/22/2013 - 12:30
 
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California National Guard crews CH47 and UH60, along with the assigned aircraft fuelers prepare for fog to lift over Quincy before deploying Chinook Helicopter No. 801 (as pictured), and Blackhawk 821 and 822. The Chinook can carry 2,000 gallons and the Blackhawks can deliver 660 gallons each. Water buckets are being filled at Crystal Lake. Photo by Samantha P. Hawthorne

 

California National Guard air attack crews prepare to deploy Blackhawk 821 and 822 and Chinook Helicopter No. 801 at the Chester Air Attack Base for use on the Hough Complex fires, Aug. 22. Photo by Samantha P. Hawthorne

New lightning starts keep crews very busy

Feather Publsihing
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. 

Read more: New lightning starts keep crews very busy

Rain provides a big boost to firefighters

Feather Publishing
8/22/2013 - 10:15 a.m.
 
Thunderstorms can be a mixed bag for fire fighters. The downstrikes can produce new fires.  The outflow winds can produce extreme fire behavior and spread the fire in unpredictable directions.  And the rain, which often happens on the tail end of the storm, can significantly slow down the fire spread and reduce fire intensity.

Read more: Rain provides a big boost to firefighters

Hough Complex Morning Update 8/22/2013

Feather Publishing
8/22/2013 - 8:25 a.m.
 
The Plumas National Forest has provided the following update on the Hough Complex:
 

 

Status: Resources:

Acres Burned: 545 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

Read more: Hough Complex Morning Update 8/22/2013

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

Read more: Hough Complex Evening Update 8/21/2013


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