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Alpine Peaks Community Earns National Recognition for Wildfire Preparedness

Posted by: News_Desk on 12/03/2020 08:54 PM
Tahoe City, CA... The Alpine Peaks Firewise Committee completed a rigorous set of criteria required to participate in the national program by coordinating with North Tahoe Fire and the Placer County Fire Safe Alliance. Stakeholders completed a community wildfire risk assessment and developed an action plan to guide their efforts to reduce the risk of wildfire in their community. The committee met with District staff to receive education on defensible space compliance and fire prevention information in order to take that information and further educate their community members.

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Sierra Nevada Conservancy to Host Virtual Quarterly Board Meeting December 10th, 2020

Posted by: News_Desk on 12/03/2020 09:47 PM
Auburn, CA... At the meeting, SNC staff will provide updates on a variety of topics including a 2020 Wildfire Impacts Update. The Board will also consider amending two existing agreements with implementing partners. One amendment would authorize the use of leftover project funds to restore additional acres of Sierra Nevada forestland and the other would expand allowable treatment methods to incorporate managed grazing to achieve restoration objectives.

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5.7 Acre Escaped Debris Burn in Don Pedro Area. Responsible Party Cited for Burning Without Permit

Posted by: thepinetree on 11/23/2020 02:47 PM
Don Pedro, CA...From Cal-Fire TCU.."Fortunately, no one was injured and firefighters made quick work of containing the 5.7 acre fire that was caused by a debris pile. The person responsible was issued a citation for NOT having a burn permit. Don’t find yourself in this situation and explaining why you don’t have a permit, obtain one before you light your pile by visiting or calling (209)754-3831.
Near the 4500 Blk. Los Nogales Dr Don Pedro (Tuolumne County)


Mountain View Fire Causes at Least One Fatality & Widespread Destruction in Walker, Coleville & Topaz Areas

Posted by: thepinetree on 11/19/2020 08:47 AM
Walker, CA...The destruction over the hill from us is a stark reminder that many of our most destructive fires have been when fire season is close to an end. From BLM..."The #MountainViewFire is estimated to have burned 20,879 acres in Mono Co. and is now 20% contained. (Acreage updated due to improved mapping) Some areas remain under evacuation orders and Highway 395 has reopened. Please be advised that downed power lines are in the vicinity of the fire. The Mountain View Fire has burned approximately 20,879 acres with 20% containment in Walker, California in Mono County within the Federal Direct Protection Area (DPA). The change in acreage is due to improved GIS mapping. Other towns impacted include Coleville, Topaz and the Camp Antelope Native American community. Primary fuels include grass, sagebrush and pinyon-juniper."  Click Below for latest damage assesments.


Tuolumne County Fire is Now Recruiting

Posted by: thepinetree on 11/16/2020 10:41 PM
Sonora, CA...From TC Fire..."We're currently planning to do our annual Joint Basic Volunteer Firefighter Academy starting in January following COVID safety precautions. It will be for Volunteer Firefighters, Water Tender Operators, and EMS Responders. Everyone that takes this Academy will get the following certificates:

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Mokelumne Hill Cemetery District Proscribed Burn

Posted by: thepinetree on 11/09/2020 12:53 PM
Mokelumne Hill, CA...California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) will be assisting the Mokelumne Hill Cemetery District with a hazardous fuel reduction burn located within the community of Mokelumne Hill, California on Wednesday, November 11th, 2020. The burn encompasses two burn units totaling approximately 7 acres of annual grass and oak woodland within the Mokelumne Hill Cemetery District. The purpose of the burn is to clear hazardous fuels and provide a cleared area on the site used for daily visitation and observance of memorial plots. The treatment area will also enhance the established Mokelumne Hill Fuelbreak, which aided in the protection of the community of Mokelumne Hill during the 2015 Butte Incident. Secondary benefits include training on live fire utilizing various techniques with multiple cooperating fire agencies stationed near the community of Mokelumne Hill.

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Prescribed Fire Fuels Reduction Burn on Mt. Havalia

Posted by: News_Desk on 11/09/2020 10:44 PM
Tuolumne, CA...The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) will conduct a prescribed burn operation on the Mt. Havalia Vegetation Management Project (VMP) in Tuolumne County, adjacent to the community of Tuolumne. Smoke from the project will be visible from Tuolumne and surrounding areas. The goal of the prescribed burn is to maintain the Mt. Havalia Fuel Break along the top of the North Fork Tuolumne River Canyon.

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California Statewide Fire Summary November 1, 2020

Posted by: thepinetree on 11/01/2020 09:27 AM
Sacramento, CA...Over 4,600 firefighters continue to battle 22 wildfires in California. Yesterday, firefighters responded to 37 new wildfires, all of which were quickly contained. As favorable weather remains, firefighters are gaining the upper hand on these fires with containment numbers increasing.

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Yosemite National Park Reverts to Stage 1 Fire Restrictions

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/30/2020 10:02 AM
Yosemite, CA..Yosemite National Park is experiencing high fire danger, along with continued hot and dry weather patterns. However, due to a reduction of overall fire danger and prevalence of active fires in the region, the Superintendent of Yosemite National Park will be reverting to Stage 1 fire restrictions until further notice is given.

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As Our Area Spends a Night in Darkness Let Us Remember the Camp Fire Started on November 8th, 2018

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/25/2020 08:18 PM
Arnold, CA...While we look at the possibility of spending tonight and tomorrow night in darkness it might be of some benefit for us to remember that fire season is not over until our first real drenching rain. In November of 2018 most of us had already started to feel that fire season was over as temps were dropping and the calendar had entered November. It was a November fire that proved the worst fire in California history. The arrival of that winter's first drenching storm only a few days later only intensified the fact that fire seasons are only ended by real winter storms and not the calendar.

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