Friday, August 21, 2015

Traffic collision on Hwy 88

   August 21, 2015 at 3:20 PM:  A traffic collision has been reported on Hwy 88 at Nob Hill Court in Barton, above Pioneer in Amador County.

   CHP and an ambulance is en route to the scene. Use extra caution if in the area.

Traffic Collision in Tracy

   August 21, 2015 at 3 PM:   A traffic collision has been reported at Corral Hollow Road and Larch Road in Tracy.

   A gold vehicle ran into a ditch. CHP is en route to the scene. It isn't yes known if there are injuries.

Traffic collision in Mokelumne HIll

   UPDATE:  Injuries were fortunately minor in this collision, per CHP.

Overturned car in center divide in Patterson

   August 21, 2015 at 1:35 PM:  A gray SUV is reportedly on its roof in the center divide on northbound I-5 at Howard Road in Patterson.

   Emergency personnel, including an ambulance are en route to the scene. Use extra caution if in that area.

Fire on Lyons Bald Mountain Road

   August 21, 2015 at 11:50 AM:  A fire reported on Lyons Bald Mountain Road and Acorn Way was started by a lawn mower.

   It was extinguished by Cal Fire as an approximate 10 x 15' spot.

Fire on Hwy 4

   August 21, 2015 at 11:20 AM:  A fire reported on Hwy 4 at Milton Road is now under containment at less than 5 acres in Copperopolis.

   Additional units that had been assigned are being cancelled.

Traffic collision on Hwy 4

   August 21, 2015 at 11:15 AM:  A red car reportedly ran off Hwy 4 near Pool Station Road below Angels Camp and into a field.

    CHP is at the scene. A tow truck has been dispatched. No injuries have been indicated.

Cal Fire battles blaze in La Grange

   August 21, 2015 at 10 AM:  Firefighters are responding to a reported fire at Hwy 132 and Old La Grange Road in La Grange.

  Several engine companies have been dispatched to this fire. Be extra cautious if in that area.

Rough Fire in Sierra National Forest

   As of 9 AM on August 21, 2015 the Rough Fire in the Sierra National Forest was 39,400 acres and only 3% contained.

    It is headed towards the Kings River and Hume Lake. This fire was lightning caused.

The Wolves are back in California

   The California Department of Fish and Wildlife is announcing that their game cameras have captured photos of a wolf pack, some are cubs, in the Shasta area of Northern California.

    You are not allowed to hunt, harass, trap, or in any way harm a wolf in California. F&W says they seldom ever bother man.

CCWD meets August 26, 2015

   Calaveras County Water District will meet on August 26, 2015 at 9 AM in the board room on Toma Court in San Andreas.

   On the agenda is consideration for support of Bigelow's

Mad River Complex Fire meeting tonite

Photo courtesy of USFS
   The USFS command is holding a public meeting tonite in Mad River at the Lamb Creek Christian Center.

   The Mad River Complex Fire and the Route Fire have been placed under one command with total acreage burned as of 7:30 AM on August 21, 2015 at 31,190 and containment now at 65%.

Juvenile drives car off Hwy 140

   August 21, 2015 at 8:15 AM:  A juvenile apparently drove a vehicle off Hwy 140 at Plainsburg Road in Planada.

   The parents are en route to the scene. No injuries have been reported.

Overturned vehicle in O'Neals

   August 21, 2015 at 8:15 AM:  CHP is at the scene of a reported traffic accident of an overturned vehicle at Hwy 200 and Butterfield Stage Road in Oneals.

   This may be in the area of Assemblyman Frank Bigelow's Ranch. Cal Fire was also dispatched due to fear of a fire starting.  The passengers in the car are out of the vehicle.