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Crews fight vegetation fire in Janesville, fire burns two acres

 

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Fire crews respond to a vegetation fire on Oak Tree Lane in Janesville. Photo by Bob Elli

 

UPDATE regarding Monday's fire Tuesday, June 3 — A brush fire off Oak Tree Lane had firefighters rushing to Janesville Monday afternoon June 2.

Crews were dispatched out at approximately 12:10 p.m. to Oak Tree Lane, between County Road A-3 and Jeter Road.

The fire was contained at approximately 1:30 p.m. and burned approximately 2-1/4 acres, according to Eric Ewing, chief of office of emergency services.

He said three homes were directly threatened, but no structures or other property was destroyed.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

Six engines, two water tenders, two hand crews and one dozer responded in addition to one air attack plane, which monitors the incident from the air.

A tanker and helicopter were also dispatched, but were not needed, according to Ewing. 


 

Monday, June 2, 2014 — Emergency responders are battling a vegetation fire in Janesville.

At about 12:30 p.m. today, Monday, June 2, firefighters from multiple agencies responded to a brush fire off Oak Tree Lane.

We’ll have more details as they become available. We have a reporter at the scene now.

Fire safe council meeting tonight

Monday, June 2, 2014 — The next general meeting of the Lassen County Fire Safe Council will be held at 6:30 p.m. Monday, June 2 at the Susan River Fire Protection District office located at 705-145 Highway 395 in Johnstonville.

The regular agenda will include updates on active projects, potential new projects, the education director’s report and agency updates.

The meeting is open to the general public and all interested parties are welcome to attend.

Open house held at Diamond View

Monday, June 2 — To help the transition into middle school to be as smooth as possible, an open house will be held at 6 p.m. tonight, Monday, June 2 in the Diamond View School multipurpose room.

Parents and students will get to meet the teaching staff, learn about some of the available clubs and activities offered and take a tour of the school.

There will also be a short presentation on what to expect for the upcoming school year and people can ask questions.

For more information call 257-5144. 

Governor appoints Foulk as warden at HDSP

May 27, 2014 — California Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced Frederic Foulk, 51, of Susanville, has been appointed warden at High Desert State Prison, where he has served as acting warden since 2013. Foulk has served in multiple positions at HDSP since 2006, including chief deputy administrator, correctional administrator and facility captain.

Supes recognize Vander Ploeg’s service

Tuesday, May 27, 2014 — Former county counsel Rhetta Vander Ploeg served her last day on May 16, but before her departure, the board of supervisors took the opportunity to recognize her years of service with the county.

On behalf of the supervisors, board chairman Larry Wosick presented Vander Ploeg with a proclamation during a Tuesday, May 13 meeting. She is now working for attorney Jim Curtis in Sierra County.

Newly hired county counsel and current district attorney Bob Burns hired Vander Ploeg in 2008 as a deputy district attorney where she served until 2012 when she assumed the job as county counsel.

Burns said Vander Ploeg was his single best hiring decision and described her as having a great personality and someone who came to be a friend.


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