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Two Small Fires in Up Country This Weekend

Posted by: Kim_Hamilton on 05/05/2008 11:02 AM
CAL Fire has Sent the two official Fire releases for a couple of vegetation fires that occurred on Hwy 4 in upcountry over the weekend. The first one occurred in rural Calaveras County near access road 5N52 US Forest Service Land. Cause of the the fire is undetermined. Damages were 1 acre of woodland with an estimated amount of $300 in damages. No injuries reported. The 2nd also occurred in rural Calaveras County up Hwy 4 and was caused by a lightening strike. Total damage was 1 acre of vegetation. No injuries reported. Full CAL Fire reports enclosed....
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A Few Tips on Fire Season~By Cameron Bur

Posted by: Kim_Hamilton on 05/05/2008 03:38 PM
My typical relaxing Saturday was recently given an all too familiar jolt when the calm of my early morning was broken by the thunder of airplanes and helicopters flying closely overhead. Stepping outside I looked up to see exactly what I didn't want to, a CDF Tactical plane, Tanker and Helicopter - and they were close, seemingly circling directly over head. Scanning the horizon, I found that the fire was very close, only about a 1/4 mile from my home.....
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TRAFFIC NEWS....Ambulance Responding to Triple Vehicle Collision at Hwy 49....Hwy 49 Traffic Backed Up....(Update: Roadway Now Clear)

Posted by: Kim_Hamilton on 05/05/2008 04:08 PM
CHP is reporting a three vehicle collision with Ambulance Responding at Hwy 49 just north of Angels Camp. Traffic is extremely backed up.....please use caution in the area. We will keep you posted if needed.

CHP San Andreas Area Advises May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

Posted by: Kim_Hamilton on 05/05/2008 04:58 PM
Calaveras County, CA....San Andreas Area Commander Lt. J. R. Pelfanio would like to remind you that May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month in California. In 2007, five of the thirteen fatal collisions in the CHP San Andreas’ jurisdiction were involving motorcyclists. Three crossed over the double yellow lines in a curve were hit head on by another vehicle and the other two failed to negotiate a curve in the roadway and ran off the roadway edge. This year, one of the four fatal collisions has involved a motorcyclist which ran off the roadway edge.....
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NEWS ALERT....Pipe Bomb Found in Vehicle in Downtown Angels Camp Sunday Evening(Updated)

Posted by: Kim_Hamilton on 05/04/2008 09:34 PM
Angels Camp, CA...At approximately 8:13pm this evening, a vehicle was pulled over by Angels Camp Police Department Officer Scarborough, for a vehicle infraction in front of the Angels Camp Fire Department at Hwy 4. There was an adult male and adult female in the vehicle. The female from Turlock, the male from Modesto. The male was arrested on an outstanding Felony Narcotics Warrant. During inspection of the vehicle after the stop, what appeared to be a pipe bomb was discovered in the vehicle. Immediately after the discovery, Hwy 4 at 49 was closed and the Calaveras Bomb Squad was called out to take care of the device. A 2nd charge of possession of an explosive was added for the man already in custody. The woman was released. The Hwy was immediately closed for approximately 1 hour and reopened at around 9:15pm.
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TRAFFIC NEWS....Non-Injury Collision at Pool Station Road....Lane Blocked

Posted by: Kim_Hamilton on 05/03/2008 11:40 AM
CHP is reporting a non-injury collision at Pool Station Road at the cement plant. The lane is currently blocked so please avoid the area if possible.

CHP Release in for Vehicle Collision Reported at Hwy 26 on Friday

Posted by: Kim_Hamilton on 05/03/2008 11:49 AM
We received a CHP release on a solo vehicle accident that occurred on Friday May 2nd at approximately 4am. A 36 year old male from Wilseyville was driving intoxicated at a speed of 40mph at Hwy 26 and Deardoff Road. A deer jumped in front of his vehicle and he swerved to avoid hitting the deer. After hitting the deer he lost control and the front end of his vehicle impacted a dirt embankment. No injuries reported. The driver was booked on DUI charges and taken to Calaveras County Jail. Full release enclosed.....
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FIRE NEWS....Two Small Grass Fires Being Reported in Calaveras County

Posted by: Kim_Hamilton on 05/03/2008 02:00 PM
There are two small vegetation fires being reported in Calaveras County right now. One at Prussian Hill at Rail Road Flat that is 1/2 to 3/4 of an acre. Crews are on scene now and it is not spreading. The 2nd is a small grass fire at Hwy 26 at Garner Place which is already under control according to CAL Fire. Will update you as needed.

New Standard Fire Stations Open

Posted by: Kim_Hamilton on 05/02/2008 03:47 PM
San Andreas, CA....CAL FIRE’s Tuolumne-Calaveras Unit (TCU) announces the official opening of the new Standard Fire Station on Monday, May 5, 2008. The public is invited to an open house on Monday, May 12 from 10:00AM to 2:00PM......
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NEWS ALERT.....Burn Permits Suspended

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/02/2008 06:11 PM
San Andreas, CA....The Tuolumne-Calaveras Unit (TCU) of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) will suspend all burning permits within State Responsibility Areas of Tuolumne County, Calaveras County, Eastern Stanislaus County and Eastern San Joaquin County as of 8AM, Tuesday May 6, 2008. The official proclamation will follow under separate cover.....
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