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Health Director Lifts Ban as Smoke Clears

Health Director Lifts Ban as Smoke Clears

From the Lassen County Public Health Director Joanna Zimmermann Smoke levels in the Susanville area have improved significantly over the weekend of August 25th-26th. Due to the current improvement, outdoor activities, events and competitive sports may resume as usual. However, individuals should still take precautionary measures to avoid smoke exposure if you can see or […]

JH Heating Weather Alert – Red Flag Warning

JH Heating Weather Alert – Red Flag Warning

Good morning everybody, here is a quick update on weather conditions, including a Red Flag Warning that has been posted for our area. A Red Flag Warning remains in effect for Lassen and Plumas counties from noon today to 10:00p.m. this evening for gusty winds and low humidity for northeast California and northwest Nevada. A Fire Weather Watch […]

Rush Fire Update: Sunday Morning Report on Conditions

Rush Fire Update: Sunday Morning Report on Conditions

Here is your Sunday morning report on conditions from the Rush Fire burning north of Wendel. According to this morning’s report firefighters successfully held fire lines yesterday in the northeast part of the Rush fire in spite of gusting winds. Large dust devils were common and firefighters remained very busy fighting fire. The threat from dust devils has […]

Chips Fire Update: Sunday Morning Report on Conditions

Chips Fire Update: Sunday Morning Report on Conditions

Good morning, here is your Sunday update on the Chips Fire Size: 66,750 acres Containment: 61% According to this morning’s report from the Forest Service, the addition of numerous crews arriving at the Chips fire yesterday allowed night crews to contain and mop up 100 feet into the interior of the spot fire in the […]

Forest Service Suspends Woodcutting Effective Immediately

Forest Service Suspends Woodcutting Effective Immediately

The Lassen National Forest is suspending all woodcutting activity, effective August 21, 2012, until such time as it is again deemed safe. This move is in response to the hot, dry weather that has elevated fire danger conditions and led to increased fire activity in and adjacent to the Forest. “The fire situation in our […]

Chips Fire Update: Saturday Morning Report on Conditions

Chips Fire Update: Saturday Morning Report on Conditions

Good morning, here is your update on the Chips Fire Size: 64,214 acres Containment: 55% Personnel: 1,196 According the the Chips fire Saturday morning update firefighters worked through the night achieving a goal to burnout a 4 mile section of the eastern flank above Muggins Creek area. Efforts continue in preparing firing lines for another burn […]

Rush Fire Update: Saturday Morning Report on Conditions

Rush Fire Update: Saturday Morning Report on Conditions

Here is your Saturday morning report on conditions from the Rush Fire burning north of Wendel. According this morning’s report firefighters made steady progress overnight at the Rush fire, building fireline and mopping up in the active northeast part of the fire in Nevada, about 25 miles northeast and east of Ravendale. Crews will continue working on today […]

Chips Fire Update: Friday Midday Report on Conditions

Chips Fire Update: Friday Midday Report on Conditions

Good afternoon, here is your update on the Chips Fire Firefighters worked on a burnout Thursday night to protect the community of Seneca and strengthen containment lines on the eastern flank of fire around Kirkham ravine. This area was prepared for burnout by heavy aircraft, including a DC-10, which dropped approximately 25,830 gallons of retardant outside containment […]

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