News for the week of July 20, 2017

THE MOBILE HOME, above, was fully engulfed when fire crews arrived. The fire then marched down the hill to County Road 60. Record photo

Fire destroyed Mobile home, no injuries

An explosive fire Monday afternoon completely destroyed a large mobile home on County Road 60, just south of the Alturas landfill.
While no one was injured in the fire, the occupants of the rented home lost all of their belongings and their pet dog. One report indicated an oxygen tank might have exploded in the home. Click here to read more.

Modoc wild horse field trip a success

The Modoc National Forest sponsored a collaborative group tour of the Devil’s Garden Plateau Wild Horse Territory on July 6. Deputy Regional Forester Barnie Gyant kicked off the tour by expressing Forest Service support for and understanding of this important issue.
Approximately 30 people attended, including a University of California livestock and natural resource advisor, Forest Service Range specialists, representatives from Wild Horse Preservation Campaign and other wild horse advocates, a representative from the local ranching community, Modoc County employees, volunteers and members of the public. Click here to read more.

BLM announces fire restrictions for NE California

The Bureau of Land Management will implement fire restrictions for public lands managed by the Eagle Lake and Applegate field offices in Lassen, Modoc, Plumas, Sierra, Shasta and Siskiyou counties in California and in Washoe County, Nevada.   The restrictions went into effect Monday, July 17, and will remain in effect until further notice. Click here to read more.

City suspends burn permits

The City Of Alturas Fire Department has suspended all burn permits due to high fire danger in the city limits.
Debris, brush pile fires and lawns will not be allowed to burn under the suspension. Click here to read more.


Genevieve Drown passed away July 13, 2017.

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