Sunday, September 20, 2015

No more redwoods--no more oaks!!

Supervisor Edson says they take up too much water!
They have to go!! Every one! It'll stop those fires, too!

Calf on roadway in Farmington

   September 20, 2015 at 6:50 PM:  A calf has been reported on Escalon Bellota Road and Hwy 4 in Farmington.

   Use extra caution in that area and do NOT tell the TROLL or his gal thief. Let's try and keep them under their rock.

New Fire at Old Gulch Road and Rocky Road

   September 20, 2015 at 6:35 PM:  A new fire has been reported at Old Gulch Road and Rocky Road near Fricot City and Sheep Ranch.

   Cal Fire is responding. Use caution if in the area.

Burglary in Mokelumne Hill

   On September 19, 2015 a resident on Hwy 26 in Mokelumne Hill reported a burglary and vandalism.

   A Calaveras Sheriff's deputy took a report.  This is in or near the fire area. There have been many reports of suspicious people and looters throughout the Butte Fire area.

Map of Butte Fire area

This is not completely up to date, but is readable. You can see that
most of the tragic Butte Fire ended up in Calaveras County.

Fricot City Road and Sheep Ranch open with ID

   Access to Rite of Passage is now available due to the Fricot City Road and Sheep Ranch Road being open with ID.

    Apparently Murray Creek Road is now open with ID although CHP will be roving in the area.

Total Devastation: Butte Fire in Calaveras County

Butte Fire Update--More homes added to lost

   As of September 20, 2015 at 7:50 AM, the Butte Fire is listed with 70,760 acres and containment at 70%. Good news.

   The bad news is that more and more homes are added each day to the total losses in this fire. While the county refuses to tell us the total in Calaveras (for our own good, they say), the new total for the Butte Fire overall is now 535 homes, 347 outbuildings and 41 other structures destroyed.

Best-selling author Jackie Collins dies

   Jackie Collins, sister of Joan Collins and best-selling author about the underside of Hollywood, passed away late yesterday of breast cancer.  She was 77.

49ers play Steelers today

   Coming off a win, the 49ers today take on the Pittsburgh Steelers in Pittsburgh, for their 2nd game of the official NFL season.

   Go get 'em Niners! The game is on FOX at 10 AM.

Overturned car on Hwy 88

  September 20, 2015 at 6 AM:  A car reportedly overturned on Hwy 88 near Hams Station.

   The westbound lanes are currently blocked due to the car on its side and an air ambulance landing to take one patient with major injuries.