Tuesday, August 31, 2021

ALL USFS Parks are closed

    August 31, 2021 at 1 PM:  The USFS just announced that ALL national parks and forest lands are now closed to the public.

   The danger of fire will be less without the public using the parks. Thank you USFS for the wise decision.  

House fire in Jackson

    August 31, 2021 at 1 PM:  A house fire has been reported on Sutter Street in Jackson.

    Several engines, water tenders and training crews are responding to the scene.

Adopt a puppy


Visit him and others at the Calaveras Animal Shelter in
San Andreas 

All of South Lake Tahoe evacuated

The Caldor Fire is threatening South Lake Tahoe
and burning

Monday, August 30, 2021

Who would have believed it???


Yes, they are evacuating Emerald Bay residents, mandatory
evacuations right down to the edge of

Saturday, August 28, 2021

Structures destroyed in Washington Fire

One of the homes destroyed in the Washington
Fire in Jamestown.
    The Washington Fire, which first appeared along Hwy 108 near Golf Links Road, moved quickly into a residential area.

17 structures were destroyed within the 100 acres reached by this fire.

Collision in Murphys

    August 28, 2021 at 8:15 AM: A car has reportedly run off Hwy 4 near the Utica Powerhouse and down into the ditch in Murphys.

   An ambulance and tow truck are responding to the scene.

Thursday, August 26, 2021

Evacuations lifted in Airola Fire

   Parrots Ferry Road is reopening tonight, per CHP, as crews gain control over the Airola Fire.

   Also residents evacuated during the fire may return to their homes.

The infamous "Moran Road Black Cow!"

     August 26, 2021 at 8 PM:  The infamous black cow of Moran Road has made an appearance tonight near the dump.

   Be extra cautious until the owner once again rounds up his cow.

Midas needs a home


A Great Pyrenees mix, you can visit Midas
at the Calaveras Animal Shelter in San Andreas

Grass fire in Sonora

    UPDATE:  Multiple power poles and lines are on fire; notify PG&E. It's been named the Washington.

Man arrested in evacuation area.

    A man was arrested by Calaveras Sheriff deputies around 11:50 PM on August 25, 2021, on foot

Airola Fire UPDATE

Red outline is current fire line and blue line is
evacuation warnings

    According to Calfire, the Airola

Evacuation center in Arnold

   Another evacuation center has opened up at Independence Hall in Arnold for Airola Fire evacuees.

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Smoke over Calaveras County

   Because of the direction of the wind, the smoke from the Airola Fire became

Fire at Melones--Named the Airola IC

UPDATE at 4:30 PM:  More engines have been called up to help with the Airola fire. Caltrans has

Tree causes propane roll-out

    Apparently a tree that was cut down at a residence on El Dorado in Arnold on August 24, 2021, went astray.

Some Dixie Fire victims go home

 Some victims of the Dixie Fire have been allowed to return to their property. Residents of Chester, which was largely saved returned yesterday.

   The Dixie Fire has now destroyed 735,064 acres but is now 40% contained.  1273 structures have been lost so far.

Caldor Fire continues to grow

    As of August 25, 2021 the Caldor Fire has destroyed 126, 182 acres and is still only 11% contained.

    637 homes have been lost so far in this fire. Hwy 50 is closed indefinitely.

Motorcycle collision in Sonora

    August 25, 2021 at 8:05 AM:  A motorcycle and car have collided on Mono Road at Standard Road in Sonora.

   An ambulance is responding to the scene.

Pickup vs. Caltrans

    August 25, 2021 at 8 AM:  A pickup has crashed into a parked Caltrans vehicle at Reed's Turnpike and Littlejohn Road in Copperopolis.

   No injuries have been indicated.

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Garage fire in Burson

   UPDATE:  Fire is apparently not into the vegetation at this point.

Grass fire in Jamestown

  UPDATE:  Small patch of fire has been quickly extinguished.

Avenatti trial ends with mistrial

    The embezzlement case against attorney Michael Avenatti ended today with the judge declaring it a mistrial.

   Apparently the prosecutor failed to turn over computer evidence to the defense during the trial.

Trailer fire in Angels Camp

    August 24, 2021 at 10 AM:  A fire has been reported in the bathroom of a mobile home at Big Horn trailer park in Angels Camp.

   The Angels Camp Fire department is responding.

Overturned Jeep in Long Barn

    August 24, 2021 at 9 AM:  An overturned Jeep Wrangler has been reported on Hwy 108 at Long Barn in Tuolumne County.

   One person is trapped in the vehicle. An ambulance is responding to the scene.

Will Wilseyville horror ever end???

   The Calaveras County Sheriff's office has apparently held onto remains found in the area

Vehicle vs fire hydrant

    August 24, 2021 at 8:15 AM:  A vehicle has reportedly struck a fire hydrant on Main Street at Murphys Grade Road in Angels Camp.

   Angels Fire Department is responding. It isn't known if there are injuries.

Monday, August 23, 2021

T-bone collision near Farmington

    August 23, 2021 at 12:15 PM:  A t-bone collision has been reported at Henry Road and Carter Road outside Farmington.

     The roadway is blocked. An ambulance and tow truck are responding to the scene.

Fatal motorcycle crash

    According to CHP on August 21, 2021 around 4.27 AM Justin Conder (29) of San Andreas was

Adopt a kitty


...at the Calaveras Animal Shelter in San Andreas

Friday, August 20, 2021

Hwy 50 closed--both directions

    UPDATE August 21, 2021 at 7 AM:  Caldor Fire is now 82,444 acres and is still 0% contained. 245 structures have been destroyed so far.

   Amador County and the southern end of Calaveras County are under evacuation warnings.

Dixie Fire gains another 21,000 acres

  UPDATE on August 21, 2021:  The new total acreage for the Dixie Fire is 714,219 acres. Containment is

Thursday, August 19, 2021

Caldor Fire still no containment

   UPDATE: As of 7 AM on August 20, 2021 the Caldor Fire is 73,415 acres and is still

Motorcycle collision in Mountain Ranch

    August 19, 2021 at 7 PM:  A motorcycle and car have collided on Mountain Ranch Road at Michel Road in Mountain Ranch.

   Motorcyclist is apparently being restrained from the driver

Marriage licenses in Calaveras in July 2021

    Some of the marriage licenses issued in Calaveras County in July of 2021 include:

    Jamie Lynn Sorrell and

Caldor Fire in El Dorado County

    As of August 19, 2021 at 7:55 AM the Caldor Fire in El Dorado County is posted by Calfire as 65,475 acres with evacuations continuing to take place.

    There is 0 containment so far in this fire. 

Dixie Fire grows and grows

   August 19, 2021 at 7:50 AM: Calfire just posted the new total acreage for the Dixie Fire in Plumas County as 678,369.  That is 50 thousand acres more than yesterday at this time.

   Containment is listed at 35 %.


Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Vehicle rollover on Hwy 88

    August 18, 2021 at 2:40 PM:  A vehicle has rolled over on Hwy 88 at Columbia Drive in Carson Pass area.

    The westbound lane is blocked. An ambulance is responding.

Two grass fires in Sonora

    August 18, 2021 at 2:45 PM:  Two grass fires have been reported on Algerine Road near Stent Cutoff Road in the Sonora area.

    Several engines and water tenders are responding to the scene.  Fires are approximately 1/2 mile apart.

Dixie Fire UPDATE

  There doesn't seem to be any stopping the Dixie Fire. Some have told us it will have to rain or snow and could be stopped in November.

   So far, as of August 18, 2021 at 8:35 AM Calfire shows 626,751 acres destroyed, 20,000 more than yesterday. Containment remains at 31%.

Caldor Fire in El Dorado County--0% containment

Firefighters trying to save homes in Grizzly Flats
area of Caldor Fire.

 As of August 18, 2021 at 8:25 AM the Caldor Fire, located in El Dorado County, is now

Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Motorcycle collision at Lake Alpine

    UPDATE:  Major injuries resulted from this collision.

More acreage destroyed by the Dixie Fire

Residents of Taylorsville told to leave due to
Dixie Fire overtaking town.
    As of August 17, 2021 at 8 AM the Dixie Fire has burned 604,511 acres and is still just 31% contained.

   That is 25,000 more acres than reported yesterday by Calfire.  Now they are issuing evacuations near Susanville, as the fire is headed in that direction.


Caldor Fire in El Dorado County

    As of August 17, 2021 the Caldor Fire has grown to 6500 acres and caused many evacuations in the Grizzly Flats area.

  Some homes have already been destroyed.  It appears to have started near the Consumnes River. It iss 0% contained.

Monday, August 16, 2021

Grass Fire in Copperopolis

    August 16, 2021 at 3:50 PM:  A grass fire caused by a vehicle has been reported on Horseshoe Drive in Copperopolis.

   Several enginess are responding to the scene. 

Cases of Covid climb in Calaveras

    On August 14, 2021 33 new cases of Covid were diagnosed in Calaveras County, that makes 284 cases between August 2 and 15, 2021. 

   Some places are again requiring masks to enter.

Fire in Sonora

    UPDATE:  Forward progress on this fire is stopped. Air is dropping retardant.

Head-on collision in Copperopolis

    UPDATE:  Injuries are now indicated to be minor as a result of this

Judge says Kelly Clarkson pre-nup is good!

Clarkson recently sold her home in Tennessee
and paid $5.4 million for this LA colonial home.
    Thanks to getting a pre-nup before marrying her now estranged husband, Kelly Clarkson wants to sell

Copper needs a home


Copper is a cute little lap dog. Visit him 
at the Calaveras Animal Shelter in
San Andreas

Calaveras Democrats say...


Sunday, August 15, 2021

15,000 more acres added to Dixie Fire

  UPDATE:  579,614 acres are now reported as the acres burned, 10,000 more than earlier this morning.

 UPDATE at 7:15AM on August 16, 2021. The Dixie Fire is now 569,707 acres and is still

Saturday, August 14, 2021

Blagen Road Bridge to be replaced


This is the alternate route to avoid 
the construction of the Blagen Road
Bridge in September and October, 2021
in Arnold

Another 20,000 acres burn in Dixie Fire

   UPDATE:  As of 9:50 AM the fire was again reflecting

Murphy needs a home


What a handsome fellow. Visit Murphy at the
Calaveras Animal Shelter in San Andreas.

Friday, August 13, 2021

Truck into embankment

   August 13, 2021 at 3:30 PM:  A work truck reportedly struck the embankment on Hwy 49 at Carson Hill.

  The vehicle rolled over and it isn't known if there are injuries.



Please be careful!!!


Dixie Fire in Plumas County now 517,000 acres

    The Dixie Fire has now grown to over 517,000 acres in Plumas County.

   Containment is at 31% at this time.

College professor arrested for arson

    On August 11, 2021 authorities arrested Gary Stephen Maynard (47) who is a criminal justice

Thursday, August 12, 2021

Self inflicted gunshot wound at White Pines Lake

   August 12, 2021 at 2:15 PM: A call just went out for fire and ambulance to dispatch to White Pines Lake.

    The caller apparently reported that a woman had a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Calaveras County has 210 new Covid cases

    Between July 29 and August 11, 2021 210 people have been confirmed to have COVID 19.

    That is quite a rise in cases since earlier in the summer.

Dixie Fire gains another 10,000 acres overnight

   As of August 12, 2021 at 8 AM the Dixie Fire is 510,600 acres, 10,000 more than yesterday at the same time.

   This fire just keeps on growing. How will they ever stop it. They changed the estimated containment date to August 30, ten days later than the earlier estimate.

Multi rollover in LInden

    August 12, 2021 at 8 AM:  A vehicle has rolled over multiple times and landed upside down in a field at Escalon Bellota Road and Flood Road in Linden.

   An ambulance is responding for major injuries after one person was ejected.

Monday, August 9, 2021

Gunshots on Hwy 4

    August 9, 2021 at 1:55 PM:  An ambulance and deputies have been dispatched to Hwy 4 at Big Trees Village Drive.

   Gunshots fired with wounded person at that location has been reported.  A chaplain has been called to an Apache Road address.

Child on bike struck by car on Hwy 4

   UPDATE:  Child will be flown to the hospital by

Dixie Fire nears 500,000 acres

The Dixie Fire is nearly MEGAFIRE status!!
    August 9, 2021 at 10:30 AM:  The Dixie Fire has destroyed over 650 structures and is nearly 500,000
acres, becoming the 2nd worst fire in California history.

   Containment is 21% with 4 people still missing.

   It is now the largest single fire in California history.

Sunday, August 8, 2021

Reckless driving reported before crash

    August 8, 2021 at 2:25 PM:  It has been reported that a car was being driven recklessly just prior to it crashing on Priest Coulterville Road in the Groveland area.

   An ambulance is responding to the scene. 

Power outage in Arnold

    August 8, 2021 at 2 PM:  Power has been restored to Arnold after a six hour outage.

    The reason for the outage is not yet known.  Not all parts of Arnold were affected.

Friday, August 6, 2021

River Fire in Colfax area

    As of August 6, 2021 the River Fire in the Colfax area has destroyed 100 homes and 2600 acres.

   It is considered 30% contained. Colfax High School was saved, but homes nearby were not.

Dixie Fire in Plumas County

Just a few of the 100+ homes destroyed so far
in the Dixie Fire.  Plumas County Sheriff, who has
been a lifelong resident of Greenville, went on TV
and told his fellow residents he's sorry.
   As of August 5, 2021 at 8:30 PM the Dixie Fire was 430,000+ acres and

Thursday, August 5, 2021

Collision in Murphys

  August 5, 2021 at 2:40 PM:  A collision has been reported on Hwy 4 at Tom Bell Road in Murphys.

   No injuries have been indicated. It has been moved off the roadway.

Car strikes juvenile

    August 5, 2021 at 1 PM:  It was just reported that a car struck a juvenile on Mountain Ranch Road (Mark Twain Hospital) in a hit and run.

   Apparently this occurred last night. There were injuries.  CHP is investigating.

Calaveras Sheriff has job openings

Pickup takes down power lines

    August 5, 2021 at 12:30 PM:  A pickup reportedly took out power lines while attempting to back up on a curve on Darby Russell Road near the Red Apple.

   No injuries have been indicated.  Calaveras Sheriff's Office was notified of a possible 415 offense.

Tsunami of fire hits Greenville

    First, the little town of Greenville (a goldrush community originally), on the shore

Dixie fire grows bigger


To enlarge photo, just click!

August 5, 2021:  The Dixie Fire has grown to over 322,000 acres and burned part of the town of

Minivan over sign and down embankment

    August 5, 2021 at 8:25 AM:  A minivan has reportedly run over a sign and down an embankment at Hwy 88 and Buena Vista near Ione.

   Several cars have stopped to try and help him. An ambulance is responding.

Fire in Sonora

    UPDATE:  This fire was quickly extinguished.

Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Arnold burglary suspect arrested

       After a report on August 3, 2021 of a stolen generator from a residence on Circle Drive in Arnold, deputies saw

Collision on Hwy 4

    August 4, 2021 at 12:20 PM:  A collision has been reported on Hwy 4 at Jack Tone Road below Farmington.

    It isn't known if there are injuries.

Dixie Fire threatens Chester

    August 4, 2021 at 11:40 AM:  Last night the small town of Chester was evacuated as the Dixie Fire broke the containment line.

   The fire is now near Hwy 36 outside Chester and near Lake Almanor.  Beautiful area being destroyed.

Vehicle crash on Hwy 49

    August 4, 2021 at 11:15 AM:  A solo vehicle crash has been reported on Hwy 49 near Fricot City Road.

    It isn't yet known if there are injuries.

Car vs. tree at Camanche

    August 4, 2021 at 7:20 AM:  A car has reportedly gone through a fence and struck a tree on Camanche Parkway at Lake Camanche.

   No injuries have been indicated.  Apparently the driver fled the scene, making this a hit and run.

Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Bronco vs. tree

    August 3, 2021 at 4:25 PM:  A Bronco has reportedly struck a tree on Pine Street in Valley Springs.

    An ambulance is responding to the scene.  A tow truck has been dispatched.

Fire in Groveland

   UPDATE at 4:10 PM:  Some engines have been cancelled, so they must be gaining

Car vs. Olive tree in Plymouth

    August 3, 2021 at 12:30 PM:  A car has reportedly struck an olive tree at Shenandoah Road and Bell Road in the Plymouth area.

   An ambulance is responding to the scene.  The car is overturned.

Big rig runs off Hwy 49

    August 3, 2021 at 11:10 AM:  A big rig has reportedly run off Hwy 49 near Jackass Hill on the Tuolumne side of Melones. 

   It isn't yet known if there are injuries. Be extra cautious if headed in that direction.

CHP report on Hwy 4 head-on crash

    According to CHP on August 2, 2021 around 1:30 PM Jessy Lee Woodard (23) of Bear Valley

Motorcycle collision in Milton

     UPDATE:  A helicopter is airlifting the rider to

Ebbetts Pass Scenic Byway no longer so scenic

    As of August 3, 2021 the Tamarack Fire is 68,000 acres, but is now 82% contained. How can the little town of Markleeville come back?

   One person who drove over Ebbetts Pass through Markleeville said that both sides of the highway are blackened, just devastating.

USFS changes "LET IT BURN" policy????

   If you watched the news last night, you heard that suddenly, since the Tamarack Fire, the USFS has relented

Monday, August 2, 2021

Collision on Hwy 4

  UPDATE:  This is a major injury collision per CHP.

Murphys gets Music in the Park


Covid in Calaveras

     As of July 31, 2021 there are 29 active cases of Covid in Calaveras County.

    One person is currently hospitalized.

Caltrans truck in crash

    August 2, 2021 at 8:05 AM:  A Caltrans truck was involved in a collision on Hwy 4 at Hell's Kitchen in Ebbetts Pass.

     No injuries have been indicated.