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Early morning blaze displaces family

 

Emergency officials responded to an early morning blaze that displaced several occupants.

At 3:47 a.m. Friday, April 4, firefighters from the Susanville Fire Department, Susan River Fire Protection District and Cal Fire responded to a structure fire on South Fairfield Avenue, according to a press release from the department.

According to the release, when the first engine arrived at the residence, the garage was fully engulfed in flames and the fire had moved to the adjacent single story home. The family of six staying at the residence was able to safely exit the building uninjured before emergency responders arrived: However, due to damage they were displaced and received aid from the American Red Cross, according to Susanville Fire Captain Mark Ward.

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Bieber man found after search

Thursday, April 3, 2014 — After search and rescue teams conducted a search, a 94-year-old Bieber man was found dead a short distance from his vehicle in the North County area.

According to a press release from the Lassen County Sheriff’s Office, Carl Parks, and his wife, Marian Parks, 85, were stuck on Forest Service Road Number 54, located off County Road A-2 near Bieber.

Carl Parks had left the vehicle (assuming to get help), but the time of the vehicle getting stuck and when he exited the car are unknown at this time.

Law enforcement responded at approximately 9 a.m. Wednesday, April 2 when a person in the area found Marian Parks in the vehicle under distress.

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Drama students present “Things My Mother Taught Me” Saturday

Thursday, April 3, 2014 — What happens when troubles come to a seemingly wonderful relationship? One couple will find out in the Lassen High School drama department’s upcoming play, “Things My Mother Taught Me. ”

Shows are scheduled for Thursday, April 3 through Saturday, April 5 in the Lassen High School theater. Tickets will be sold at the door and curtain time is at 7 p.m.

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Firefighters respond to South Gay Street fire

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Wednesday, April 2 — About 1:40 p.m. Wednesday, April 2, emergency officials responded to a structure fire on South Gay Street. According to Susanville Fire Department Battalion Chief James Moore, the resident of the house was unconscious and taken to Banner Lassen Medical Center and the resident’s dog was safely removed from the house. The cause of the fire is still under investigation, and Moore said it was mainly on the second story of the building. Photo by Makenzie Davis

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District attorney hired as county counsel

Tuesday, April 1 — Lassen County District Attorney Bob Burns will be assuming a new role as county counsel.

After the Lassen County Board of Supervisors interviewed two candidates in closed session on Tuesday, April 1, county executive officer Richard Egan reported the board unanimously directed him to negotiate an employment contract with Burns and bring it back as soon as possible.

Burns, who announced he would not be running for district attorney earlier this year, will fill the position that is being vacated by Rhetta VanderPloeg, whose last day is May 16.

Four people originally applied for the job, however, two candidates backed out. 

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