American Fire Continues To Grow…Now at 1,750 Acres

American Fire Continues To Grow…Now at 1,750 Acres

Foresthill, CA…The American fire is burning in heavy fuels on very steep slopes. The heavy fuels are creating large amounts of smoke The fire is located about 17 miles northeast of Foresthill in the Tahoe National Forest. Access to the fire is limited adding to the difficulty in fighting this fire. Firefighter safety is a […]

Moonlight Fire Lawsuit against Sierra Pacific Industries and Others Dismissed by Superior Court

Anderson, CA – Sierra Pacific Industries (SPI) announced today that Judge Leslie C. Nichols, sitting by appointment in the Plumas County Superior Court, dismissed a lawsuit brought by the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) for monetary damages against Sierra Pacific Industries and other defendants.   The state and several private plaintiffs had […]

Remembering 19 of America’s Elite Firefighting Crew

Remembering 19 of America’s Elite Firefighting Crew

Sacramento, CA… Unfortunate realization of our growing wildfire season. Assembly member Bob Wieckowski and the California Forestry Association (Calforests) were saddened to hear the news of the 19 hotshot firefighters who lost their lives fighting a wildfire that has now consumed 50 structure and over 8,400 acres in Arizona. There have been 43 firefighter fatalities […]

Fire Update….Fire in Pine Nut Mountains Growing. Evacuations Ordered

Fire Update….Fire in Pine Nut Mountains Growing.  Evacuations Ordered

Gardnerville, NV…At 07-04-13 at 3:30 pm, East Fork Fire and Paramedic District responded to a report of a wild land fire in the Pine Nut Mountains, east of Gardnerville, NV. This fire is growing rapidly and its size has not been determined at this time. Additional fire resources have been called from various agencies to […]

Fire Update… Gold Run

Fire Update… Gold Run

Gold Run, CA… CHP is getting reports of vegatation  fire at BEAR RIVER BRIDGE/CHICAGO PARK. No further details – please be careful in the area.

Prescribed Fire Operations Continue Around the Lake

Prescribed Fire Operations Continue Around the Lake

South Tahoe, CA/NV….U.S. Forest Service fuels management crews will conduct prescribed fire operations in the Cold Creek area on Lake Tahoe’s South Shore again beginning Monday, March 25, 2013. The Forest Service may also begin operations in the area of North Upper Truckee on the South Shore, Slaughterhouse Canyon or the Meeks Bay area, depending […]

Prescribed fire operations planned on Kingsbury Grade, Rubicon Bay

Prescribed fire operations planned on Kingsbury Grade, Rubicon Bay

Lake Tahoe, CA/NV…U.S. Forest Service fuels management crews will conduct prescribed fire operations tomorrow, June 30, 2011, on Kingsbury Grade and in Rubicon Bay.  The Kingsbury Grade operation, near North Benjamin, is approximately 2 acres and is expected to last through Thursday.  The Rubicon Bay operation is approximately 1 acre and is also expected to […]

“Everyday Heroes” Celebrate Emergency Medical Services Week

“Everyday Heroes” Celebrate Emergency Medical Services Week

Incline Village, NV…North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District (NLTFPD) will be celebrating National Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Week throughout the month of May. Celebrated nationally during the week of May 15th – May 21st, this special week acknowledges the outstanding services performed by our first responders nationwide. This 38th annual event brings together local communities […]