A C&S waste garbage truck went up in flames in Westwood. While on a route, the driver noticed flames coming from the top of the truck and immediately called for help.The fire was caused by hot embers someone dumped into their trash bin. The... Read More.
After nearly two years since the Dixie Fire started, Lassen and Plumas counties settled their claims with PG&E.The two counties and eight others have collectively settled a 24 million dollar deal for the public and natural resource damages caused by the Dixie Fire that... Read More.
The USDA Forest Service announces a combined 900 million dollar investment to combat the wildfire crisis in the western US.The funding was built into the Biden administration's Bipartisan Infrastructure law and Inflation Reduction act to address at-risk communities and critical infrastructure across 11 additional... Read More.
The Lassen supervisors will comment on the state fire marshall’s updated fire hazard severity zone map amid reasons for skepticism.The map was opened to public comment in early December, following a second update that re-evaluated the likelihood of fire in the state’s responsibility areas;... Read More.
A Survey in Crescent Mills will be held today to hear how to rebuild Greenville with a budget of $3 million.The Dixie Fire Collaborative Steering Committee has been surveying the Indian Valley community to pinpoint what should go into rebuilding downtown Greenville as the... Read More.
Susanville Fire Department, supported by CAL FIRE Lassen-Modoc Unit and CCC Fire, responded to a house fire early this morning that destroyed one outbuilding and a motorhome on the property. The fire broke out around 4 am on Cypress street. The cause is said... Read More.
Two workshops will be held this week to introduce the proposed new fire protection district for Eastern Plumas County. The existing districts have faced multiple challenges, including aging infrastructure and equipment, lack of staffing, increased demand, and a lack of funding due to irregular... Read More.
A utility pole fire knocked out power to Paiute lane and surrounding areas in Susanville just after 6 pm last evening. LMUD and emergency crews responded to the fire, caused by undetermined reasons at this time, that damaged the pole and transformer.Power was restored... Read More.
The Sierra County Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing this week in Loyalton to discuss increasing fees for fire mitigation. It is proposed that the fire development impact fee increase will be paid by new development/construction within the boundaries of the Sierra... Read More.
This year, the Bureau of Land Management donated a fire engine to a third rural volunteer fire department.A wildland fire engine has been given to the Fort Bidwell Volunteer Fire Department, a small Modoc County department that often partners with the BLM and other... Read More.