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Oroville Man Arrested After Leading Lassen and Plumas Deputies on High-Speed Pursuit

Oroville Man Arrested After Leading Lassen and Plumas Deputies on High-Speed Pursuit

An Oroville man was arrested Friday after leading law enforcement officers on a high-speed pursuit that spanned three-counties and finally came to a halt after officers used a spike-strip to disable his vehicle. At around 6:31p.m., the Plumas County Sheriff’s Office Communications Center received a request for assistance from the Lassen County Sheriff’s Office. LCSO […]

Reno Man Arrested for Recklessly Starting Fire Along Highway 139 South of Adin

Reno Man Arrested for Recklessly Starting Fire Along Highway 139 South of Adin

A Reno, Nevada man was arrested Monday after the wheel bearings in a travel trailer he was towing failed, starting three separate fires along Highway 139 south of Adin in northern Lassen County. According to details released by the Lassen-Modoc Unit of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, a Cal-FIRE law enforcement officer […]

Friday Morning Ceremony Marks 19th Anniversary of World Trade Center Tragedy

Friday Morning Ceremony Marks 19th Anniversary of World Trade Center Tragedy

Susanville City Fire Chief James Moore is inviting the public to join the department in a commemoration of the firefighters, paramedics, police officers and other innocent victims whose lives were ended by the tragic terrorist attack of September 11th, 2001. The Susanville Fire Department is joining with remembrances being held all across the country Friday morning. Just before […]

NWS Weather Bulletin: Dense Smoke Advisory Through Friday Evening

NWS Weather Bulletin: Dense Smoke Advisory Through Friday Evening

The National Weather Service in Reno has issued a Dense Smoke Advisory warning that, because of a shift in winds, the Honey Lake Valley will find itself inundated with smoke from wildfires burning to our west. The Dense Smoke Advisory will be in effect until 5:00p.m. Friday. Forecasters say that light southwest winds are currently […]

CHP Incident: Marysville Man Killed in Highway 32 Collision

CHP Incident: Marysville Man Killed in Highway 32 Collision

A 20-year old Marysville man, whose name has not been released pending notification of next of kin, was killed Tuesday in a single-vehicle collision on Highway 32. According to the CHP report the man was driving his Silver 350Z westbound on SR-32 at an unknown speed just before 8:00a.m. and had just driven through a Cal-Trans […]

Forest Service Temporarily Closes All National Forests in California

Forest Service Temporarily Closes All National Forests in California

Due to unprecedented and historic fire conditions throughout the state, the USDA Forest Service Pacific Southwest Region is announcing an immediate temporary closure of an additional ten National Forests, meaning all eighteen National Forests in California are now closed, including Lassen National Forest. The closure of the additional ten forests is effective immediately. Along with […]

Bureau of Land Management Tightens Fire Restrictions Throughout California

Bureau of Land Management Tightens Fire Restrictions Throughout California

The Bureau of Land Management is increasing fire restrictions and prohibiting all uses of open flame including campfires, barbecues and stoves, on BLM-managed public lands in the state of California effective immediately, due to high fire danger. These new restrictions are in addition to the year-round statewide fire prevention order and local fire and target […]

It’s Finally Over: Fire Officials Issue Last Sheep Fire Update

It’s Finally Over: Fire Officials Issue Last Sheep Fire Update

It’s finally over – fire officials have issued the final update on the Sheep Fire, which began August 17th and destroyed 9 residences along Diamond Mountain south of Susanville. As of this morning’s final update the fire is 90% contained and mapped at 29,570 acres. On Wednesday, command of the Sheep Fire will be transferred […]

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