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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 - 8/24/2013

Feather Publishing
8/24/2013 - 9:30

 

Status:                                                                     Resources:

Acres Burned: 513                                                             Crews: 18

Cause: Lightning                                                                    Engines: 60

Date Started: August 18, 2013                                              Helicopters: 3

Containment: 72%                                                               Air Tankers: 0          

Expected Containment: Aug. 24, 2013                                Total Resources Assigned: 678

 

Current Fire Situation:

Fire Name:

Acres:

% of Containment:

Fire Name:

Acres:

% of Containment:

Heights/Ridge

228

      72

Rock Pile

Tree

         0

Johnson

150

    100

Greenhorn/Brady

≤1

     100

Hunt

 21

   100

Peerless

1/4

     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

Refuge 2

1/10

     100

Kessler

    1

    100

 

 

 

North

    1

   100

 

 

 

Cemetery

Tree

     100

 

 

 

           

Fuel Type: Shrub, oak and timber

 

Evacuations: All evacuations have been lifted.

 

Weather Conditions:

Temp: 870 F                 Winds: 10-18 mph       Direction: SW             Relative Humidity: 87

 

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: Firefighters had a productive night securing all fires. Today, increased winds may produce more visible smoke. Crews will continue mop-up to within 300 feet of constructed fire lines.

 


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