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   These are a few of the stories you will find in this week's printed newspaper:
  • Ebola preparedness: Could a deadly virus with its roots in West Africa find its way to Plumas County? The county’s three hospitals are preparing, just in case.
  • Candidates speak: With elections just days away, candidates for local public offices took part in forums and submitted answers to questions from the newspaper.
  • Remembering Grace: The family of an FRC student who died earlier this month said they were overwhelmed by the community’s support after the college held a vigil to remember their daughter.

Hough Complex Morning Update - 8/23/2013

Feather Publishing
8/23/2013 - 8:00 a.m.

 

Status:                                                                     Resources:

Acres Burned: 531                                                             Crews: 16

Cause: Lightning                                                                    Engines: 79

Date Started: August 18, 2013                                              Helicopters: 3

Containment: 60%                                                               Air Tankers: 0          

Expected Containment: Aug. 24, 2013                                Total Resources Assigned: 615

 

Current Fire Situation:

Fire Name:

Acres:

% of Containment:

Fire Name:

Acres:

% of Containment:

Heights/Ridge

228

      60

Rock Pile

Tree

         0

Johnson

150

    100

Greenhorn/Brady

≤1

     100

Hunt

 21

   100

Peerless

25

     100

Keddie

 12

   100

Dixie

1

     100

Mountain/Ruby

   1

   100

34

2

     100

32/Cook/Refuge

≤1

   100

Beardsley

1

     100

Evans

15

        0

 

 

 

Kessler

    1

    100

 

 

 

North

    1

   100

 

 

 

Cemetery

Tree

     100

 

 

 

           

Fuel Type: Shrub, oak and timber

 

Evacuations: All evacuations have been lifted.

 

Weather Conditions:

Temp: 900 F                 Winds: 8 mph  Direction: SW             Relative Humidity: 21

 

Threats: 90 Residential structures, 10 commercial properties and 125 outbuildings are threatened near the town of Taylorsville.

 

Structures Destroyed: 0

 

Injuries: 1

 

Agency Jurisdiction: US Forest Service

 

Cooperating Agencies: Cal Fire, Plumas County Sheriff Department

 

Remarks: Last night’s cool weather and high relative humidity was beneficial to the firefighters in their efforts. As the temperatures warm up during the day, “sleepers” from the last storm are expected to become active.

 


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