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, […]

U.S. Forest Service Enacts Temporary Fire Restrictions In High Hazard Areas

U.S. Forest Service Enacts Temporary Fire Restrictions In High Hazard Areas

Sonora, Calif. June 30, 2016…Due to high fire danger, temporary fire restrictions are in effect in High Hazard Areas on the Stanislaus National Forest (STF) July 1 through the end of the official 2016 fire season. Forest Order 16-2016-3 prohibits campfires, briquette barbecues and smoking outside developed campgrounds, as well as welding and blasting activities […]

$50,000 Grant Given For Butte Fire Rebuilding Efforts…Contractors & Funds Needed For 80 Homes

$50,000 Grant Given For Butte Fire Rebuilding Efforts…Contractors & Funds Needed For 80 Homes

San Andreas, CA…A $50,000 grant from the California Endowment was given to Calaveras Recovers recently through the Amador Community Foundation, which is the fiscal sponsor of the local group dedicated to recovery from the Butte Fire. In April, concrete foundations were poured for the first two homes being built by Calaveras Recovers for the uninsured […]

Stanislaus National Forest Donating Trees To Landowners (Updated)

Stanislaus National Forest Donating Trees To Landowners (Updated)

Groveland, CA…(Updated…Due to popular demand and an interest in maximum availability, in addition to making trees available tomorrow and Saturday at the Groveland Ranger District the Stanislaus National Forest will have tree seedlings available to the public at the Mi-Wuk Ranger District located at 24695 Hwy 108, Mi-Wuk Village, CA 95346, next week Mon-Fri from […]

Motherlode Interagency Training Structure Fire In Mokelumne Hill April 23rd.

Motherlode Interagency Training Structure Fire In Mokelumne Hill April 23rd.

Mokelumne Hill, CA…The Motherlode Interagency Training Officers Association in cooperation with the Mokelumne Hill Fire Protection District will be conducting a structure training burn at 8253 Main St, Mokelumne Hill. The burn is scheduled between 8am to 5pm on April 23rd. This type of training is essential to providing this community with well-trained firefighters. The […]

Calaveras County, FEMA, & Calaveras Recovers Working Together With Butte Fire Survivors

Calaveras County, FEMA, & Calaveras Recovers Working Together With Butte Fire Survivors

San Andreas, CA…Each day since the Butte Fire was extinguished, many people have been working behind the scenes to restore Calaveras County to the “New Normal”. With the help and guidance of FEMA a volunteer group has been formed to work with survivors of the Butte Fire both with immediate and long term needs. This […]

True North Now Hiring Butte Fire Disaster Debris Monitors

True North Now Hiring Butte Fire Disaster Debris Monitors

San Andreas, CA…True North Emergency Management is currently accepting applications from qualified candidates that are interested in becoming a Disaster Debris Monitor. Candidates will be pre-screened by management staff and contacted for a phone interview if qualified. True North employees must maintain the highest standards of professionalism, respect, and sensitivity to the tragic loss of […]

Sacramento Church Supports Butte Fire Survivors

Sacramento Church Supports Butte Fire Survivors

Sacramento, CA…In late December, a Christian Church based in a Sacramento suburb followed-up on their promise to help survivors of the Butte Fire to thrive. Jeannie Hayward of Calaveras Recovers (and the Resource Connection) told the group of churchmen that their, “wonderful efforts would be very appreciated” by the community here. The church of Christ […]

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