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A single December meeting, a long agenda and a recall item of community interest combined to fill council chambers to capacity at the Dec. 14 meeting of Portola’s City Council.
12/22/2011 2:00 p.m.
The fire that injured seven people and killed another in Portola yesterday reignited today around noon. The Portola Fire Department and one Delleker tanker were on the scene, along with the Plumas County Sheriff's Office.
In other developments, officials say they have recovered remains they
believe to be 73-year-old Donna Richardson. Her identity will have to
be confirmed by dental records or DNA analysis.
A CalFire investigator said today that the cause of the blaze is
still under investigation. He said he could not even confirm that the
fire started in the laundry room, as earlier reported.
One Portola resident is missing and seven are injured following a house fire this morning.
According to the Plumas County Sheriff’s Office, the blaze began in the laundry room of a doublewide mobile home at 417 West Plumas Ave. It quickly engulfed the entire structure.
Seven occupants — Todd Barclay, 41, and Carla Barclay, 42, and their five children, ranging in age from 7 to 17 —escaped the fire.
An eighth resident, Donna Richardson, 73, has not been accounted for.
The Plumas Unified School District governing board formally launched the school closure process at its meeting Tuesday, Dec. 13. The board created three school consolidation committees and appointed members. The board also adopted a timeline for facility review, considered best practices for school consolidation and heard recommendations from an advisory committee.
Plumas County’s public safety system is already feeling the effects of the state’s Assembly Bill 109 inmate realignment.
The number of prisoners and parolees in the county’s corrections system has been steadily rising since AB 109 went into effect Oct. 1.
The days of the Plumas County Visitors Bureau appear to be numbered.
That was the general impression during a lively discussion by the Board of Supervisors at its meeting Tuesday, Dec. 13.
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