Sunday, August 26, 2012

Chips Fire Still Grows

  As of August 26, 2012 at 6 PM, the Chips fire had grown to 66,750 acres. As you can see by the map, this fire always seems to find a new place to spot and burn another 1000 acres.

   Containment is 61%. The winds died down overnight, and the cooler temperatures slowed the growth overnight.

   Seneca, Canyon Dam and Big Meadows are still under mandatory evacuation. Prattville is under advisement to evacuate. Backfire was set along the eastern line and crews are working to hold the containment line shown on the map.

Rush Fire Being Held

   As of August 26, 2012 at 6 PM, the Rush Fire, near Ravendale, has been prevented from crossing Hwy 395 to the west. The total acres burned is now 320,793 and it is 69% contained.

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  Crews held the spread in the northeast corner, despite winds yesterday.

Ponderosa Fire in Tehama and Shasta Counties

   As of August 26, 2012 at 6 PM, the Ponderosa fire has burned 27,676 acres and is 80% contained.

   64 residences have been destroyed and 300 are still threatened.

Davies Wants To Maintain All Sewer Connections?

   Unbelievable! No, Davies wants to add to their expenses, cleaning people sewer lines, specifically the Peccia's, who brought the issue to the board.

Calaveras County Morals Code?

   On the agenda for next Tuesday, (our Supervisors take 2 weeks off between meetings while receiving full-time pay), is a proposed rewrite of the Public Peace, Morals and Welfare Code of Calaveras County!
  Now everyone knows that if there is a morals code in this county, the elected Board of Supervisors would most likely