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The USDA Forest Service & Cal Fire Present The Urban Tree Canopy Viewer in California

Posted by: News_Desk on 01/19/2021 04:33 PM
Vallejo, CA... The USDA Forest Service Pacific Southwest Region and California Department of Forestry & Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) are pleased to announce the launching of 2018 data for the Urban Tree Canopy Viewer Program in California. This program allows communities to understand the extent and location of its existing tree canopy in order to implement sound management practices to optimize community services attained from trees.

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Deceased Person Located in House Fire on Canyonview Drive.

Posted by: thepinetree on 12/28/2020 08:08 AM
Sonora, CA...At approximately 7pm last evening our dispatch center received a call reporting a house fire on Canyonview Drive in Ponderosa Hills. When fire personnel extinguished the fire, one victim was located deceased inside the home. Tuolumne County Detectives were called to the scene and are conducting an investigation.

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Young Texas Man Was Found Deceased in Ponderosa Hills Home Fire

Posted by: thepinetree on 12/28/2020 12:37 PM
Sonora, CA...The adult, male victim has been positively identified as 19-year-old David Neemidge of Round Rock Texas. Next of Kin notifications have been made. The cause of the fire, circumstances surrounding the incident and cause of death are currently under investigation. The Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Office offers our sincerest condolences to Neemidge’s family and friends.

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Columbia College Graduates Fire Academy Students

Posted by: thepinetree on 12/10/2020 11:12 PM
Columbia, CA...Columbia College’s Fire Academy would like to announce the graduation and Certificates of Completion to the successful students of the Fire Technology Program.  The certificates are awarded based on the student’s successful completion of the academic and manipulative training as mandated for a California Firefighter 1 Certification. The students must still complete six months of full-time or one year of part-time field experience before applying to the state for Firefighter I Certification. “Some of the graduates will apply or continue with reserve, intern, and volunteer in positions at local fire departments since entering the academy” said Chief Shane Warner, Columbia College Fire Technology Program Coordinator/Instructor.  “Some of the students have already applied through a standard application process for seasonal employment with CAL Fire, Forest Service, and local fire agencies” said Instructor Andy VanHoogmoed.

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Calaveritas Vegetation Management Burn Near Calaveritas & Old Gulch

Posted by: thepinetree on 12/04/2020 06:03 PM
San Andreas , CA...California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) will be completing a hazardous fuel reduction burn near the intersection of Calaveritas Road and Old Gulch Road South of the community of San Andreas California on Saturday December 5th and Sunday December 6th, 2020.  The burn encompasses approximately 50 acres of annual grass, brush and oak woodland within view of Calaveritas Road.

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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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