Governor Newsom Proclaims State of Emergency in Riverside, El Dorado and Placer Counties Due to Fires

Governor Newsom Proclaims State of Emergency in Riverside, El Dorado and Placer Counties Due to Fires

Sacramento, CA…Amid continued dangerous fire weather, Governor Gavin Newsom today proclaimed a state of emergency for Riverside County due to the Fairview Fire and for El Dorado and Placer counties due to the Mosquito Fire. The Fairview Fire has burned more than 19,000 acres and caused civilian fatalities. Both fires are threatening multiple communities and […]

90% of Wildfire Damage Can Be Prevented with Wildfire Safety Solutions

90% of Wildfire Damage Can Be Prevented with Wildfire Safety Solutions

Lake Tahoe, CA/NV…At Wildfire Safety Solutions we apply long term fire retardant that helps stop the spread of wildfires by reducing the combustibility of potential fuels. With the powerful and unpredictable nature of wildfires, this non-colored formula works by naturally changing the molecular composition of organic materials such as grass, wood, and vegetation. This change […]

Governor Newsom Deploys Firefighting Resources to Rum Creek Fire in Oregon

Governor Newsom Deploys Firefighting Resources to Rum Creek Fire in Oregon

Sacramento, CA… As hot, dry conditions and strong winds continue to fuel dangerous wildfire conditions across the West, Governor Gavin Newsom today announced the deployment of firefighting resources to Oregon to help combat the Rum Creek Fire. At the request of Oregon Governor Kate Brown, Governor Newsom directed the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services […]

Traffic Update….Fatal Big Rig vs Sedan Head on Collision Near SR89 / Cabin Creek Rd

Traffic Update….Fatal Big Rig vs Sedan Head on Collision Near SR89 / Cabin Creek Rd

Truckee, CA…Traffic Update….Fatal Big Rig vs Sedan Head on Collision Near SR89 / Cabin Creek Rd Incident: 00030 Type: Fatality Location: SR89 / Cabin Creek Rd Loc Desc: NB 89 JSO BRDG 11 Lat/Lon: 39.278222 -120.206882 Detail Information 7:31 PM 24 [147] 80-S4 ALL 4 VEHS AT THE OFC NOW 4:33 PM 23 [131] B80-021 […]

State Route 89 Opens to One-Way Traffic Control Today Aug. 18! Visit and Shop in Markeeville!!

State Route 89 Opens to One-Way Traffic Control Today Aug. 18!  Visit and Shop in Markeeville!!

Markleeville, CA…The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) continues to make excellent progress to restore full access on State Route 89 north of Markleeville in Alpine County. Caltrans District 10 has completed slurry and native material placement and compaction operations over a 120-foot long, 8-foot diameter culvert. The final structural section will be installed today. Route […]

The Key to Evacuating Quickly and Safely is Preparation

The Key to Evacuating Quickly and Safely is Preparation

Lake Tahoe, CA/NV…As record drought and elevated wildfire conditions persist, the Tahoe Fire and Fuels Team (TFFT) reminds residents and visitors to develop an evacuation plan for your family and pack a Go-Bag before the next wildfire.  Emergency responders follow carefully designed evacuation plans that consider all factors when implementing evacuation orders. When asked to leave, […]

Suspect Arrested for Arson after Structure Fire in South Lake

Suspect Arrested for Arson after Structure Fire in South Lake

South Lake Tahoe, CA…On 8/6/22, at approximately 8:32pm, South Lake Tahoe Dispatch received multiple 911 calls about a structure fire on the 3800 block of Figueora Ln. South Lake Tahoe Fire Rescue and South Lake Tahoe Police responded and found a single residence fully engulfed in flames. SLT FR was able to quickly knock down […]

Caltrans Enacts Emergency Plan to Install Culvert and Reopen State Route 89

Caltrans Enacts Emergency Plan to Install Culvert and Reopen State Route 89

Markleeville, CA…The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has enacted an emergency order to install temporary drainage facilities on State Route 89 near Markleeville (Alpine County) in an effort to reopen the highway as safely and expeditiously as possible. Route 89 currently remains closed from Turtle Rock Park to Route 4 due to a devastating mud […]

Traffic Update…Major Injury Vehicle vs Bicylist Collision Near SR267 / Martis Creek Rd

Traffic Update…Major Injury Vehicle vs Bicylist Collision Near SR267 / Martis Creek Rd

Truckee, CA…Traffic Update…Major Injury Vehicle vs Bicylist Collision Near SR267 / Martis Creek Rd Incident: 00022 Type: Trfc Collision-1141 Enrt Location: SR267 / Martis Creek Rd Loc Desc: RAPID DEPLOYMENT 267/MARTIS TIE Lat/Lon: 39.307742 -120.136718 Detail Information 9:31 AM 8 [16] FIRE JUST NOW GOING 97 // NEG UPDATES 9:30 AM 7 [15] [Notification] [CHP]-PCSO […]

City Manager Appoints Chief of South Lake Tahoe Fire & Rescue

City Manager Appoints Chief of South Lake Tahoe Fire & Rescue

South Lake Tahow, CA…South Lake Tahoe City Manager, Joe Irvin, has appointed Jim Drennan to the position of Fire Chief, effective August 9. Mr. Irvin stated, “Chief Drennan is a collaborative leader who leans into regional initiatives to improve response capabilities throughout the Basin. He not only makes South Lake Tahoe safer, but works to […]