Ferguson Fire in Merced River Canyon, 9,266 Acres, 2% Contained, 1 Fatality & 108 Structures Threatened

Ferguson Fire in Merced River Canyon, 9,266 Acres, 2% Contained, 1 Fatality & 108 Structures Threatened

Yosemite, CA…Crews successfully held the fire along Highway 140 and protected structures as the fire showed significant growth to the south in Nutmeg and Devils Gulch area. Crews initiated several important new containment lines including Sweetwater Ridge on the southwest flank of the fire. Contingency lines are also being established on the fires eastern flank […]

Hwy 108 & Hwy 120 Collision Takes Lives of Elderly Sonora Man & Woman

Hwy 108 & Hwy 120 Collision Takes Lives of Elderly Sonora Man & Woman

Jamestown, CA…On Sunday, July 15, 2018, at approximately 6:14 pm, a 91 year old male Sonora resident was driving a 1993 Toyota Camry eastbound on State Route 120/108, approaching Yosemite Junction. At this time, 42 year old Berkeley resident, Julieta Pisani-McCarthy, was driving a 2017 Ford Fiesta, westbound on State Route 120 intending to make […]

Traffic Update…Vehicle Off Roadway Over Fence Near SR4 / Rolleri Bypass Rd

Traffic Update…Vehicle Off Roadway Over Fence Near SR4 / Rolleri Bypass Rd

Angels Camp, CA…Traffic Update…Vehicle Off Roadway Over Fence Near SR4 / Rolleri Bypass Rd Incident: 00496 Type: Trfc Collision-1141 Enrt Location: SR4 / Rolleri Bypass Rd Loc Desc: SR4 / SR4 BYPASS Lat/Lon: 38.077169 -120.531202 Detail Information 7:46 PM 3 [8] B49-006 OLD VALLECITO RD CLOSED TEMPORARILY – WILL ADV 7:25 PM 2 [4] 2 […]

Traffic Update…Collision on Horseshoe Lane

Traffic Update…Collision on Horseshoe Lane

Copperopolis, CA…Traffic Update…Collision on Horseshoe Lane with possible arm injuries.. Incident: 00320 Type: Trfc Collision-No Inj Location: 0 Horseshoe Ln Loc Desc: CONESTOGA TRAIL AT HORSE SHOE Lat/Lon: 37.953287 -120.688185 Detail Information 1:59 PM 8 [11] [Rotation Request Comment] 1039 SAM BERRI / 7283931 1:59 PM 7 [10] 1039 49 OFC 1:58 PM 6 [9] […]

Governor Brown Issues Statement on Death of CAL FIRE Employee

Governor Brown Issues Statement on Death of CAL FIRE Employee

Sacramento, CA…Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today issued the following statement regarding the death of California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) Heavy Equipment Operator Braden Varney: “Anne and I were deeply saddened to learn of the death of Heavy Equipment Operator Braden Varney, a man who dedicated his life to protecting his […]

Tree Removal Work Ongoing Near Existing Construction Projects

Tree Removal Work Ongoing Near Existing Construction Projects

Arnold, CA…The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will perform road construction including tree removal of dead and dying trees on eastbound and westbound State Route 4 (SR-4) from the Arnold Byway to the Calaveras/Alpine county line. Work will occur as follows: One-way traffic control will be in effect on eastbound and westbound SR-4 from upper […]

Heavy Equipment Operator Braden Varney, May 12, 1982 – July 14, 2018

Heavy Equipment Operator Braden Varney, May 12, 1982 – July 14, 2018

El Portal, CA…It is with deep sadness that CAL FIRE can confirm that this morning while battling the Ferguson Fire on the Sierra National Forest, CAL FIRE Heavy Fire Equipment Operator Braden Varney from the CAL FIRE Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit was tragically killed. He leaves behind a wife and two small children. Please join us in […]

Traffic Update….Vehicle vs Motorcycle near Baldwin St / Kirby St

Traffic Update….Vehicle vs Motorcycle near Baldwin St / Kirby St

Valley Springs, CA…Traffic Update….Vehicle vs Motorcycle near Baldwin St / Kirby St Incident: 00468 Type: Trfc Collision-1141 Enrt Location: Baldwin St / Kirby St Loc Desc: Lat/Lon: 38.110252 -120.866672 Detail Information 8:58 PM 4 [7] 1039 CALSO [Shared] 8:58 PM 3 [5] [Appended, 20:58:58] [2] OFF RDWY 8:58 PM 2 [2] 1125 8:58 PM 1 […]

Traffic Update….Major Injury Collision Near Daphne St / Myrtle St

Traffic Update….Major Injury Collision Near Daphne St / Myrtle St

Valley Springs, CA…Traffic Update….Major Injury Collision Near Daphne St / Myrtle St. Incident: 00434 Type: Trfc Collision-Major Inj Location: Daphne St / Myrtle St Loc Desc: Lat/Lon: 38.193778 -120.828487 Detail Information 8:11 PM 4 [14] [Notification] [CHP]-Problem changed from 1179-Trfc Collision-1141 Enrt to 1180-Trfc Collision-Major Inj [Shared] 7:38 PM 3 [5] 1039 CAL SO 7:38 […]

Rosalinda’s “Gentlemen’s” Club Enters the History Books

Rosalinda’s “Gentlemen’s” Club Enters the History Books

Jamestown, CA…Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Dept on July 10th..”The demolition of Rosalinda’s Gentlemen’s Club and Motel located along Hwy 108 in Jamestown began yesterday, four months after an undercover investigation culminating in a search warrant was conducted resulting in ten people being booked into the county jail. Crews arrived this morning to continue with efforts focused […]

Traffic Update…..Vehicle on the Rocks Near Pattison Way / Cheyanne Dr

Traffic Update…..Vehicle on the Rocks Near Pattison Way / Cheyanne Dr

Valley Springs, CA…Traffic Update…..Vehicle on the Rocks Near Pattison Way / Cheyanne Dr Incident: 00370 Type: Trfc Collision-Unkn Inj Location: Pattison Way / Cheyanne Dr Loc Desc: NEAR ENTRANCE TO CHEYANNE RANCH Lat/Lon: 38.205437 -120.905142 Detail Information 9:00 PM 5 [14] [Rotation Request Comment] 1039 SAM BERRI 209 728 3931——– 9:00 PM 4 [13] B49-010 […]

Caltrans Road Report for July 15th through July 21st

Caltrans Road Report for July 15th through July 21st

Angels Camp, CA…The latest schedule of road repairs and maintenance that will affect your travels in our area and as you travel. Locally crews will be working on many of our roadways. Below is Caltrans plans for repairs and maintenance on local roads. It shows the route, county, and location of the possible repairs. Weather […]

Traffic Update….Vehicle vs Tree near Leisure Dr / Middle Camp Sugar Pine Rd

Traffic Update….Vehicle vs Tree near Leisure Dr / Middle Camp Sugar Pine Rd

Twain Harte, CA…Traffic Update….Vehicle vs Tree near Leisure Dr / Middle Camp Sugar Pine Rd Incident: 00388 Type: Trfc Collision-Unkn Inj Location: Leisure Dr / Middle Camp Sugar Pine Rd Loc Desc: ACROSS FROM 23885 LEISURE Lat/Lon: 38.056628 -120.203470 Detail Information 6:56 PM 8 [25] B61-003 1148X FM FIRE STATION BACK TO SCENE BM 30846 […]

Fire Update….Vegetation Fire Near SR120 / Cherry Lake Rd

Fire Update….Vegetation Fire Near  SR120 / Cherry Lake Rd

Buck Meadows, CA…From the Tuolumne Sheriff’s Dept…”Sheriff’s Deputies are responding to a reported fire in the Packyard Canyon area of Buck Meadows off of Hwy 120 in Groveland to assist the United States Forest Service. The fire is moving at a moderate rate of speed and is currently 2 acres in size. Nearby campground, “Lost […]

Traffic Update…Non-Injury Collision Near Dollar General on Hwy 4

Traffic Update…Non-Injury Collision Near Dollar General on Hwy 4

Arnold, CA…Traffic Update…Non-Injury Collision Near Dollar General on Hwy 4. Incident: 00166 Type: Trfc Collision-No Inj Location: 1641 Sr4 Loc Desc: NR DOLLAR GENERAL- ARNOLD Lat/Lon: 38.150995 -120.441648 Detail Information 12:31 PM 10 [22] 1039 3A – CALL# 35145 / SAM BERRI 12:12 PM 9 [20] 1039 3A CALL #34847 SAM BERRI 12:10 PM 8 […]

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