The Double Fire Destroyed a Home and Displaces a Family Last Evening ~ Chip Dingman

The Double Fire Destroyed a Home and Displaces a Family Last Evening ~ Chip Dingman

Valley Springs, CA…The Double Fire in the 4,000 Block of Double Springs Road. destroyed a home, displaced a family and Red Cross was called to assist the family. This was dispatched at 6:45PM as a structure fire with possible wildland involvement. Up on arrival of the first in engine it was discovered that there was […]

Firefighters Depending on CCWD Hydrants to Fight Waverly Fire

Firefighters Depending on CCWD Hydrants to Fight Waverly Fire

Jenny Lind, CA…Cal Fire crews fighting the Waverly Fire are pumping thousands of gallons of water from CCWD hydrants in Jenny Lind to fill water tenders and fire engines combating the fast-moving Waverly Fire. Firefighters are drawing such a large volume of water from CCWD’s system, that some customers in Jenny Lind are experiencing low […]

Car Fire Leads to Evacuation of Adjacent Home

Car Fire Leads to Evacuation of Adjacent Home

Jamestown, CA…Early this morning Fire personnel and Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a car fire at Peppermint Creek Mobile Home Park on Peppermint Creek Circle in Jamestown. Deputies arrived and evacuated the residents out of the home near the fully engulfed vehicle. The flames were extinguished and the cause of the fire is under investigation by […]

PG&E Begins Aerial Patrols to Spot, Speed Wildfire Response, May Preemptively De-Energize Lines During Fire Hazards

PG&E Begins Aerial Patrols to Spot, Speed Wildfire Response, May Preemptively De-Energize Lines During Fire Hazards

San Francisco, CA…Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) has begun its daily aerial fire detection patrols across hundreds of miles of its service area. This year, PG&E has added two new routes to the patrols which assist the U.S. Forest Service, CAL FIRE and local fire agencies with early fire detection and response. Early detection […]

CAL FIRE Suspends Burn Permits in Tuolumne, Calaveras, Eastern Stanislaus and Eastern San Joaquin Counties

CAL FIRE Suspends Burn Permits in Tuolumne, Calaveras, Eastern Stanislaus and Eastern San Joaquin Counties

San Andreas, CA…After a wet winter, warming temperatures are quickly drying out the abundant annual grass crop. The increasing fire danger posed by the high volume of dead grass and hotter, drier conditions in the region is prompting CAL FIRE to suspend all burn permits for outdoor residential burning within the State Responsibility Area of […]

Columbia College Fire Academy Graduation Tonight at 6pm

Columbia College Fire Academy Graduation Tonight at 6pm

Columbia, CA…The Columbia College Fire Academy will hold its graduation ceremony and presentation of certificates to 25 students who successfully completed the Fire Technology Program this spring. The event, which is open to the general public, will be held Thursday, April 26, 2018 beginning at 6 p.m. in the Oak Pavilion at the college. The certificates will be awarded […]

Evacuation Guidelines for Tuolumne County Residents

Evacuation Guidelines for Tuolumne County Residents

Sonora, CA…Types of Evacuations: In Tuolumne County there are three types of evacuation warnings. Implementation of one or the other is dependent upon the actual or potential danger to the affected population as determined by the Incident Command Staff or the Board of Supervisors. The Three Types of Evacuation are: Evacuation Advisory – Issued to […]

Investment Literacy Happy Hour for Butte Fire Victims on July 25th

Investment Literacy Happy Hour for Butte Fire Victims on July 25th

Mountain Ranch, CA…Complimentary Beer, Wine, Soft Drinks and Appetizers served while we learn about financial planning and investments. For victims of the Butte Fire, PG&E settlements are a tremendous opportunity to rebuild their lives. But they also come with great responsibility if they’re to truly change victims’ lives permanently. Come find out how to invest […]

Live Fire Training off of Wards Ferry Road Starting June 28th

Live Fire Training off of Wards Ferry Road Starting June 28th

San Andreas, CA…The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) Tuolumne – Calaveras Unit will be conducting live fire training in Tuolumne County. Students from around the State will be taught the proper techniques to plan and conduct complex firing operations during wildland fire suppression. Techniques learned will be utilized during suppression efforts […]

PG&E & Fire Safe Councils Join Forces to Combat Wildfire Risk

PG&E & Fire Safe Councils Join Forces to Combat Wildfire Risk

San Francisco, CA…Even though the drought emergency is over, the damage has already been done. The drought and bark beetle infestation have killed more than 100 million trees in California, and U.S. Forest Service scientists expect elevated levels of tree mortality to continue into this year in some areas. That’s why Pacific Gas and Electric […]

CAL FIRE Suspends Burn Permits in Tuolumne, Calaveras, Eastern Stanislaus and Eastern San Joaquin Counties

CAL FIRE Suspends Burn Permits in Tuolumne, Calaveras, Eastern Stanislaus and Eastern San Joaquin Counties

San Andreas, CA…June 12th, 2017 – After a wet winter, warming temperatures are quickly drying out the abundant annual grass crop. The increasing fire danger posed by the high volume of dead grass and hotter, drier conditions in the region is prompting CAL FIRE to suspend all burn permits for outdoor residential burning within the […]

Cal Fire Announces Upcoming Live Fire Training

Cal Fire Announces Upcoming Live Fire Training

San Andreas, CA…The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) will be conducting live fire training in Tuolumne County. This training is designed to instruct fireline supervisors, from around the State, in proper techniques to plan and conduct complex firing operations during wildland fire suppression operations. Students will learn how to apply fire, […]

Copperopolis Fire Protection District Selects New Administrative Officer

Copperopolis Fire Protection District Selects New Administrative Officer

Copperopolis, CA…The Copperopolis Fire Protection District is pleased to announce the selection of Joel Schwartz as its new Administrative Officer. Joel was selected from a field of candidates recruited from across California in a recruitment process that took several weeks. After an initial screening interview Joel was interviewed by the board and was its unanimous […]

Marshes Fire Increases In Acreage With Mandatory Evacuation Still In Effect

Marshes Fire Increases In Acreage With Mandatory Evacuation Still In Effect

Moccasin, CA…Update as of 8:30 a.m., The fire off of Hwy 49 and Marshes Flat road has reached approximately 930 acres and 0% containment. Hwy 49 is still closed through Mariposa-Tuolumne Co. line and at hwy 120. There are approximately 850 personnel assigned to this fire. Conditions continue to be hot and dry. Steep and […]

Prescribed Fire For Mariposa Grove In Yosemite National Park

Prescribed Fire For Mariposa Grove In Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park, CA…Yosemite National Park fire managers are planning a 137 acre Mariposa Grove prescribed fire in the coming weeks, weather and air quality permitting. Ignition will take approximately two to three days with an additional seven to 14 days of active burn down. Smoke will be present during the prescribed fire and in […]

West Point Woman Who Started Willow Fire Arrested On Multiple Charges

West Point Woman Who Started Willow Fire Arrested On Multiple Charges

San Andreas, CA…Hogan was driving her vehicle eastbound on Mountain Ranch Rd. For an unknown reason the right rear tire became flat and the rim was in contact with the roadway while she was driving. The rim was causing a shower of sparks that was igniting the grass shoulder of the roadway. A witness behind […]

RIM Fire Paved Roads Project Begins On Stanislaus National Forest

RIM Fire Paved Roads Project Begins On Stanislaus National Forest

Sonora, CA…Operations associated with post-Rim Fire operations necessitate the repair of a section of road on the Mi-Wok RD, Stanislaus National Forest (STF) beginning mid-August. Cottonwood Road (1N04) pavement repair is scheduled to begin approximately August 15 and necessitates an approximate 60 day partial closure, scheduled from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. […]

Yosemite Institutes Fire Restrictions

Yosemite Institutes Fire Restrictions

Yosemite, CA…Yosemite National Park is experiencing high fire danger, along with continued hot and dry weather patterns. Due to current and predicted fire conditions and fire behavior, the Superintendent of Yosemite National Park implemented Stage 1 Fire Restrictions until further notice. By order of the Superintendent Yosemite National Park and under authority of Title 36, […]

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