Camp Fire Claims First Insurance Company Victim

Camp Fire Claims First Insurance Company Victim

Atwater, CA…The Merced Property & Casualty is a small insurance provider that was over exposed in the City of Paradise… “NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on December 3, 2018, the Superior Court of the City and County of Merced, California entered an Order Appointing Liquidator, in the case entitled Insurance Commissioner of the State of […]

Ebbetts Pass Fire District Receives Office of Traffic Safety Grant for Emergency Response Equipment

Ebbetts Pass Fire District Receives Office of Traffic Safety Grant for Emergency Response Equipment

Arnold, CA…The Ebbetts Pass Fire District (host agency) was awarded a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) of $100,000 for the purchase of Extrication Equipment to assist crash victims and help with emergency response. The grant funded Extrication Equipment can aid in extricating victims from a severely damaged vehicle, reducing the time […]

The Camp Fire’s Destruction Continues to Rise with Death Toll at 56, Over 10,000 Structures Lost & 130 Still Missing

The Camp Fire’s Destruction Continues to Rise with Death Toll at 56, Over 10,000 Structures Lost & 130 Still Missing

Paradise, CA…The fire remained active throughout the day in various areas around the perimeter. Firefighters have been working diligently to attack the fire through direct and indirect methods. As weather and visibility allow, fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters have been working in coordination with ground crews to slow the fire’s progress. Firefighters continue to strengthen and […]

Calaveras County Reaches Settlement Agreement with PG&E of $25,400,000 for 2015 Butte Fire Damages

Calaveras County Reaches Settlement Agreement with PG&E of $25,400,000 for 2015 Butte Fire Damages

San Andreas, CA…Today, the Calaveras County Board of Supervisors agreed to settle the County’s claims against PG&E for damages suffered as a result of the 2015 Butte Fire. After more than two and a half years of information exchange, expert analysis, litigation, and mediation, both PG&E and the County have accepted a “mediator’s proposal” of […]

Stanislaus National Forest Revises Closure Order for Donnell Fire

Stanislaus National Forest Revises Closure Order for Donnell Fire

Sonora, CA…Stanislaus National Forest Deputy Supervisor Scott Tangenberg signed forest order STF-16-2018-15, further revising the forest areas closed due to the Donnell Fire. Campgrounds and day use areas on Highway 108 east of Donnell Vista remain closed, but OHV recreation areas, trails and roads near Niagara Creek are now open to visitors. In addition, trails […]

Crews Made Good Progress on Donnell Fire Today

Crews Made Good Progress on Donnell Fire Today

Pinecrest, CA…Wildland Fire Modules made significant progress on the west side of the fire in the Carson-Iceberg Wilderness. Helicopters were able to support the modules by dropping water on the fire throughout the day. In addition, Helirappellers were inserted to construct a helicopter landing area (helispot) west of the fire boundary. On the southern and […]

Live Streaming for Cal-Fire Firefigher Braden Varney

Live Streaming for Cal-Fire Firefigher Braden Varney

Modesto, CA – Below is the live stream link for CAL FIRE Heavy Fire Equipment Operator, Braden Varney. The Celebration of Life, live stream will start at 11:00 a.m. The service will be live streamed online at: https://vimeo.com/calfire. Service Information: Location: The House Modesto, 1601 Coffee Road, Modesto, CA 95355 Date: Monday, July 23, 2018. […]

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 […]

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