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Rush Fire Update: Wednesday Morning Report on Conditions

Rush Fire Update: Wednesday Morning Report on Conditions

Here is your Wednesday morning report on conditions from the Rush Fire burning north of Wendel. According to the Northern Rockies Incident Management Team working the Rush fire, firefighters held the wildfire in check on Tuesday, even with gusting winds. Firefighters were busy Tuesday finding and quelling hot spots and putting out burning islands of vegetation. These are scattered in […]

‘Chips the Bobcat’ Makes New Friends on the Fire Line

‘Chips the Bobcat’ Makes New Friends on the Fire Line

Sometimes out of the worst of situations the neatest stories emerge. After weeks of watching smoke and evacuations and fearing the worst, the Chips fire is coming to a close, and in the midst comes this story written by Chips Fire Information Officer Laurie Pearson. While conducting patrol and mop-up operations on the north end of the […]

Emergency Order Cancels Lassen County Sage-Grouse Permits

Emergency Order Cancels Lassen County Sage-Grouse Permits

The California Fish and Game Commission acted Monday in an emergency session to reduce sage-grouse hunting permits to zero in Lassen County. The California Department of Fish and Game (DFG), responding to wildfires in the area, proposed that the Fish and Game Commission effectively close the September 2012 sage-grouse hunting season in both the East […]

Chips Fire Update: Tuesday Morning Report on Conditions

Chips Fire Update: Tuesday Morning Report on Conditions

Good morning, here is your Tuesday update on the Chips Fire No new spot fires were identified which allowed firefighters to continue aggressive mop-up of control lines last night. The fire area remained quiet in the cool evening hours as crews prepared for gusty afternoon and evening winds today. A Red Flag warning is forecasted for […]

Rush Fire Update: Tuesday Morning Report on Conditions

Rush Fire Update: Tuesday Morning Report on Conditions

Here is your Tuesday morning report on conditions from the Rush Fire burning north of Wendel. According to the Northern Rockies Incident Management Team working the Rush fire, firefighters held the Rush fire within its perimeter again on Monday. Some islands of unburned trees flamed up in the northeast of the fire, but these were in the interior […]

Chips Fire Update: Monday Afternoon Report on Conditions

Chips Fire Update: Monday Afternoon Report on Conditions

Good afternoon, here is your Monday update on the Chips Fire No new spots were identified on the fire last night. Firefighters continued to patrol containment lines around the fire perimeter while crews mopped-up control lines up to 200 feet into the interior of the burn area. Winds will moderate in the fire area today back […]

Rush Fire Update: Monday Midday Report on Conditions

Rush Fire Update: Monday Midday Report on Conditions

Here is your Monday afternoon report on conditions from the Rush Fire burning north of Wendel. According to today’s update from fire officials, Sunday was a very good day for firefighters on the Rush fire. In spite of winds gusting over 30 miles per hour and low humidity, crews, engines, and helicopters were able to continue holding the […]

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 […]

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