Friday, June 12, 2015

Saddle Fire in Trinity National Forest grows

  As of noon on June 12, 2015 the Saddle Fire in the Trinity National Forest is 998 acres and has no containment as yet.

  Evacuations are in place for the small town nearby. Fire is fueled by logging slash and tall grass.

Car hits tree on Pool Station Road-"don't call police!"

  UPDATE:  Now they are requesting to land the air ambulance at the Angels Police Station. Not sure what is going on. Incident 0356. We will ask for the report.

    Did the man become uninjured while in the air ambulance. Why divert to somewhere else? To avoid a blood test?  Hmmm.

Search for Mark Dantche continues

   According to the Calaveras Sheriff's Office, the investigation into the disappearance of Mr. Mark Dantche is continuing.

   Mr. Dantche's cell phone was last used

Juveniles in crash in Jackson

   June 12, 2015 at 4:55 PM:  A traffic collision with several juveniles in one vehicle was reported on Hwy 49 at Industry in Jackson.

   An ambulance is en route for one person who hit their head.

Three vehicles collide on Hwy 49

   June 12, 2015 at 1:05 PM:  Three vehicles have reportedly  collided at Hwy 49 and Pool Station Road in San Andreas.

   No injuries have been indicated. Use extra caution if driving in that area.

Shop fire in Hughson

   June 12, 2015 at 1 PM:  Emergency responders are at a large shop fire on Pioneer Road in Hughson.

   A large shop  around 40' x 40' was found fully engulfed when firefighters arrived at the scene. Traffic controls are in effect, so be extra cautious if in that area.

Annual Sierra Nevada Arts & Crafts Festival

  On July 4 & 5, 2015 the 43rd Annual Sierra Nevada Arts and Crafts Festival will be held in Arnold.

   The Independence Day weekend event will be held on Hwy 4, among the pines and redwoods, with over 60 booths of crafts and art, in addition to gourmet foods.

Crash just outside Murphys

   June 12, 2015 at 11:25 AM:  A solo vehicle crash has been reported at French Gulch Road and Franke Mine Road just outside Murphys.

   CHP units are responding. It isn't yet known if there are injuries.

Rollover Crash in Jamestown

   June 12, 2015 at 10:30 AM:  A car has rolled over on Hwy 108 at Green Springs Road in Jamestown.   The roadway is currently blocked. A tow truck is en route.

   CHP is at the scene. An ambulance is responding. There is a lot of gravel in the roadway. Caltrans has been notified. 

Hwy 108 blocked.. deer down

   UPDATE:  Roadway is now clear and open.

   June 12, 2015 at 9:50 AM:  CHP has closed Hwy 108

Vehicle over embankment in San Andreas

   UPDATE at 11 AM:  This has been cleared.

  UPDATE at 9:55 AM:  A solo vehicle went over the side of the embankment.

Air Force nurse survives Afghanistan to die on freeway

   An Air Force nurse, who served two tours of duty in Afghanistan as a helicopter flight nurse died in a car crash on I-80 two days ago.

   Another person who died in that crash was a math teacher in the Fairfield area.

Saddle Fire in Trinity National Forest

   The Saddle Fire in the Trinity National Forest, began on Tuesday, June 9, 2015. It was started by

Yosemite's Half Dome (Fire and Ice) photo

Half Dome at Yosemite was not really on fire when Austin Jenanyan
shot this photograph. Great shot, Austin.

Friends of Calaveras Animal Control (FOCAS) at Supervisors meeting

   On June 9, 2015 Debbie Beaufort, President of the new Friends of Calaveras Animal Control went to the podium and spoke of what they are doing for Animal Services.

   "Early in 2014 some residents of Calaveras County decided that the best way to help

Fire Reported near Phoenix Lake

  June 12, 2015 at 8:30 AM:  Cal Fire is responding to a report of a fire at Hwy 108 and Phoenix Lake Road.

   No other details area available at this time.