Saturday, September 20, 2014

Thunder and LIghtning

   September 20, 2014 at 6:50 PM:   A thunder and lightning storm is passing through the area.  Hopefully no lightning hits a dry area.  If rain follows, it will be welcome.

Traffic Accident in Mokelumne Hill

   September 20, 2014 at 6:55 PM:  A traffic accident has been reported at Hwy 49 and Hwy 26 in Mokelumne HIll.

     CHP is en route. This is near the switchback.  One car is on the side of the roadway.

Tree on Fire in Long Barn

      UPDATE:  Fire was suppressed by US Forest Service.

Truck vs. Motorcycle in Twain Harte

   September 20, 2014 at 5:15 PM:  A white truck and a motorcycle collided on Hwy 108 and Confidence Road in Twain Harte.

   CHP is at the scene, where they await an ambulance due to injuries. A tow truck has been called for the fully dressed Harley Davidson.

Michael Preston and Patrick Stohmeyer, Michael Oliveira and Candyrock Gun Club/ Part 3

      In 2009, Patrick Strohmeyer approached the Sierra Sentinel with what was at first a request from Michael Preston about what he considered to be HIS Candyrock Gun Club.

Traffic Accident on French Gulch Road

   UPDATE:  It appears both vehicles left the scene before any assistance could arrive.

Vehicle Rollover on 6 Mile Road

      September 20, 2014 at 5:10 PM:  CHP is at the scene of an accident where a vehicle has rolled over on 6 Mile Road in Murphys.

     An ambulance is responding due to injuries. A tow truck has been dispatched. Only the one vehicle was involved.

Boles Fire contained

  The destructive Boles Fire, which is credited with burning 150 homes and other structures in Weed, is in full containment and being mopped up now.

   The total number of acres burned was 479.  The cause has not yet been made public

Blue Fire Update

   September 20, 2014 at 9:20 AM:  Per Cal Fire the forward progress on the Blue Fire near the Blue Mountain Lookout was stopped at 3 acres last night using 4 engines, 1 Cal Fire Crew, I Ebbetts Pass Fire District Water tender and 2 additional private water tenders.

   Two Cal Fire engines, 1 Cal Fire Crew and 2 water tenders will remain on the fire today. Thank you, firefighters, for getting to it quickly and stopping this fire.



Car vs tree on Hwy 4

   September 20, 2014 at 6 AM:  A car reportedly hit a tree on Hwy 4 at South Walker Lane just outside Stockton.

   Minor injuries were reported.


Fire in Twain Harte

  UPDATE:  At the scene, the firefighters report that it is a small compost pile that is smoldering.

KIng Fire Update

   September 20, 2014 at 6 AM:  Cal Fire reports that after infrared flyovers last night, they are reporting that the King Fire is now at around 82,000 acres.

   Also for the first time last last night, it was reported that homes have been lost. Up to that point, USFS and Cal Fire had been reporting that no homes had been burned. Wayne Huntsman appeared in court yesterday for the first time and pleaded not guilty.