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Ten Lightning Start Fires on the Stanislaus National Forest By ~ Jerry Snyder

Posted by: thepinetree on 06/22/2008 09:34 PM
SONORA, Calif. (June 22, 2008)... At least ten lightning fires were started Saturday across the Stanislaus National Forest after a series of storm cells passed over the Sierra Nevada Mountains. The fires were ignited between about 3 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. yesterday. Most fires were small and burned either a single tree or a few acres with low flame lengths. Patrols are monitoring their progress with some fires already contained. The largest fire is located on the north side of the Tuolumne River Canyon near North Mountain. The North Mountain Fire is as large as 500 acres burning in trees and grasses dispersed among rocky terrain. The fire is moving towards the peak at North Mountain where a lookout tower and radio repeater station are located....
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Calaveras County Deputy Sheriff's Association Announces Endorsement of Trinitas Project....With Video Enclosed. (Open Comments Closed)

Posted by: Kim_Hamilton on 06/22/2008 10:13 PM
Valley Springs, CA....After much consideration the Calaveras County Deputy Sheriff’s Association is pleased to announce the organization is endorsing the Trinitas project. The DSA made the announcement Friday evening during the Valley Springs Area Business Association mixer. DSA President Tracy Busby told those in attendance the DSA understands the lean economic times the County faces and believes the Ridge at Trinitas could help generate a much needed boost to the County coffers as well as other businesses in the County with little impact to County services or infrastructure.....
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FIRE NEWS.....15 Acre Vegetation Fire at Parrots Ferry & Natural Bridges on Friday Eve....Video Now Enclosed for Your Viewing Pleasure

Posted by: Kim_Hamilton on 06/20/2008 06:03 PM
Vallecito, CA.....There is a 5 acre vegetation fire burning at Parrotts Ferry Road and Natural Bridges. Parrots Ferry Road is closed to through traffic. More to come.....UPDATE #1.. Now has spread to 10 acres in size. Personnel are saying it is spreading up hill into the canyon due to the winds. Units from out of County and CDF are on scene. No structures involved. Both sides of Parrots Ferry are involved. Continued UPDATES Enclosed....

Photos by Hanna Alldrin, Click on photo for a full slideshow! Video by Erik Alldrin!
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Two Small Fires Reported un Tuolumne County Today....Update

Posted by: thepinetree on 06/19/2008 02:37 PM
San Andreas, CA...We just spoke with CAL-Fire's Lisa Williams and she said they are working two small fires right now. The first is at Kennedy and Hwy 108 and is about 3 acres and the second was just called in and is off of Old Wards Ferry Rd. We will update you if necessary. (Update) They are releasing assets from the Kennedy Grass Fire and The Wards Ferry Fire that was called in is now a non issue. So it looks like our local fire personnel have knocked down another fire or two this afternoon...

Eagle Meadow Road Paving Scheduled

Posted by: Kim_Hamilton on 06/19/2008 04:39 PM
Sonora, CA....The Forest Service today announced that a portion of Eagle Meadow Road (5N01) is scheduled to be paved, with preparation work beginning Monday, June 23, and paving to commence on Wednesday, June 25, 2008. While preparation work prior to paving is underway, traffic may encounter temporary delays.....
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TRAFFIC NEWS....CHP is Reporting a Collision at Hwy 12 in Valley Springs...Now with Offiical CHP Release

Posted by: Kim_Hamilton on 06/19/2008 11:49 AM
CHP is reporting a collision at 7632 Hwy 12 in Valley Springs. Traffic has been opened to One-Way Traffic. Updated to Minor Injury. The driver was an 80 year old male from Valley Springs who for some unknown reason ended up colliding with a power pole. He was transported to Mark Twain St.Josephs with minor injuries. Full CHP release enclosed.....
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Fire Restrictions Go Into Effect in High Hazard Areas With Maps Enclosed

Posted by: Kim_Hamilton on 06/19/2008 04:21 PM
Sonora, CA....The Forest Service today announced that, because of high fire danger, effective Wednesday, June 25, 2008 a Forest Order enacting temporary fire restrictions will go into effect in High Hazard Areas of the Stanislaus National Forest. The fire restriction prohibits campfires, briquette barbecues, and smoking outside developed campgrounds in designated High Hazard Areas of the Forest. Welding and blasting also are prohibited, except by special permit. Forest Supervisor Susan Skalski noted, “Hot, dry weather and....
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Don Pedro Training Burn

Posted by: Kim_Hamilton on 06/18/2008 05:31 PM
San Andreas, CA...The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) will be conducting a training burn on the north side of Don Pedro Dam at Bonds Flat Road. The burn is scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. and end at 1 p.m. on Thursday, June 19. Approximately nine acres of grass will be burned during the exercise......
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CHP & Angels Camp Police Screen 717 Vehicles on Friday Night

Posted by: Kim_Hamilton on 06/16/2008 09:11 AM
Angels Camp, CA...Over 700 Vehicles passed through the DUI Checkpoint in Angels Camp on Friday Night. An Unlucky 13 of those drivers required further testing and of those 2 were arrested for DUI. This was a combined operation between the California Highway Patrol and the Angels Camp Police Department. It was conducted to remind drivers the risks...

CHP Officer Jaime Castillo talks with an unnamed driver while officers conduct a field test in the background
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Weekend Accident Recap

Posted by: Kim_Hamilton on 06/16/2008 10:21 AM
San Andreas, CA...CHP has released information on a couple accidents that have happened the last few days. On Thursday, June 12th, a 57 year old Mountain Ranch Women lost control of her vehicle while in an apparently drugged state as she was heading West on Mountain Ranch Road. On Saturday, June 14th an 80 year old San Bruno Resident turned into the path of a 55 year old Turlock resident who was taken to Mark Twain St. Josephs Hospital with moderate injuries. The releases are enclosed...
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