Firefighter injured while fighting SPI fire in Quincy
A firefighter was injured during the assault to extinguish a blaze at Sierra Pacific Industry’s mill in Quincy on Wednesday afternoon, May 1.
The firefighter, Kristapher Gunn, of Quincy, suffered broken bones in his ankle after he was blown off a ladder and fell to the ground.
Quincy Fire Chief Robbie Cassou said Gunn was blown off by a water stream from his hose that re-coiled off the building.
Cassou said the fire broke out at approximately 12:30 p.m. Quincy fire arrived on the scene at 12:36 p.m. The blaze was extinguished by 3:30 p.m.
Smoke billowed out in thick brown masses from the co-gen substation where the fire is believed to have started, according to a SPI mill worker.
A couple dozen people congregated at the junction of N. Mill Creek Road and Danny Court where the smoke was clearly visible.
|Sierra Nevada yellow-legged frog may get federal protection. Photo courtesy of U.S. National Park Service|
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is proposing to list the Sierra Nevada yellow-legged frog and the northern distinct population segment of the mountain yellow-legged frog as endangered and the Yosemite toad as threatened under the Endangered Species Act.
Should the National Park Service compensate the U.S. Forest Service for damages caused by the Reading Fire last summer?
The Quincy Library Group members think so and they unanimously passed a resolution to ask the Park Service to transfer $10 million to the Forest Service.
A second fire broke out in East Quincy across from the Lariat Lodge on May 1 around 1:45 p.m. While the fire at the Sierra Pacific Industries’ mill raged on, a mobile home was totally engulfed in smoke and flames. Firefighters scrambled to douse the flames at the East Quincy site. Nearby passersby said they saw flames shoot 15 feet high from the home of Steve Sasser. Photo by Jesse Buus
After months of searching for the next city manager, the city of Portola may have found its perfect match in Ian Kaiser.
At its meeting April 24 the City Council voted to extend a conditional offer of employment to Kaiser during the closed session of the meeting.
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