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Rush Fire Containment Today: Closures Lifted Friday

Rush Fire Containment Today: Closures Lifted Friday

According to Jeff Fontana, Public Affairs Officer for the BLM’s Northern California District, high desert roads and campgrounds in northeast California and northwest Nevada that were closed to public access during the Rush Fire will be reopened to the public on Friday, August 31st. The Dodge Reservoir and Ramhorn Springs campgrounds and all roads through the fire […]

Fish and Game Department Asks for Help in Susanville Poaching Cases

Fish and Game Department Asks for Help in Susanville Poaching Cases

The California Department of Fish and Game is seeking help from the public after four very large bucks were poached within the last three weeks. Three of the bucks were poached within the city limits of Susanville and the other was poached near the city. “These poachers have shown total disregard for public safety by shooting deadly […]

Chips Fire Update: Wednesday Morning Report on Conditions

Chips Fire Update: Wednesday Morning Report on Conditions

Good morning, here is your Wednesday morning update on the Chips Fire Size: 74,125 acres Containment: 87% Personnel: 1,527 (Crews: 10 Type 1, 17 Type 2; Helicopters: 2 Type 1, 3 Type 2, 1 Type 3; Engines: 97; Dozers: 14; Water Tenders: 42) Management: California Interagency Incident Management Team 4 “This has been a tough fire,” […]

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 […]

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