Saturday, August 1, 2015

Lefty and Otis at Katmai

This is Lefty and Otis, beautiful brown bears,
 in their usual places fishing for
salmon at Katmai. Sure looks cooler there!
You can watch them live!!

Traffic collision in Manteca

   August 1, 2015 at 6:20 PM:  A traffic collision has been reported at Hwy 120 and Hwy 99 in Manteca.

   The roadway is blocked with 2 vehicles. An ambulance is en route. Be extra cautious if headed that way.

Fire in Escalon

   August 1, 2015 at 6:20 PM:  A new fire has been reported on Hwy 120 at Yosemite Ave. in Escalon.

   This fire is reportedly a grass fire alongside the roadway at this point.  Fire personnel are en route to the scene.

Big Creek Fire is 80% contained

   We were just notified that the Big Creek Fire in Groveland is now 80% contained.

   Good job, firefighters! And they did it without much air support.

Throwing rocks and bottles in West Point

   On July 31, 2015 a business owner on Main Street in West Point reported to the Calaveras Sheriff that someone was throwing rocks and bottles at the business and at customers.

   The Calaveras Sheriff took a report of the incident.

Attempted burglary in West Point

   A report of an attempted burglary was made to the Calaveras Sheriff on July 31, 2015 by a person on West Point Pioneer Road in West Point.

    The reporting party chased some guys off the property who were trying to break into the shop, according to the report.

Rocky Fire in Lake County update

  There is no good news on the Rocky Fire in Lake County on August 1, 2015.  As of 1:30 PM the acreage is 22,500 and new evacuations are ordered.

   The containment is on 5%.  Hopefully the National Guard copters will help them get hold of this fire.

Big Creek Fire in Mop-up mode

   According to Cal Fire, as of August 1, 2015 the evacuation center is closed and firefighters are mopping up now that the Big Creek Fire is 60% contained and the acreage has not grown from the 204 acres reported on July 31, 2015.

Rocky Fire in Lake County just gets worse

   According to Cal Fire at 8:45 PM on July 31, 2015 the Rocky Fire, which is now making national news, was 18,000 acres.

   It is only 5% contained and is currently moving to the east side of Clearlake. There are evacuations in the entire area.