News for the week of July 19, 2018

THE EAGLE FIRE took off quickly and spread through an area south of Eagleville. Jean Bilodeaux photo


Fire crews getting jump on blazes

With 31 active fires burning as of Wednesday on the Modoc National Forest, others likely smoldering unidentified at this time and more hot weather and lightning on the way, the 2018 fire season is off to an active start on the national forest.
No lightning has been recorded on the MNF in the last few days, but lighting fires continue to present themselves and fire crews continue to get a handle on them.
Crews called two fires out Tuesday and two new fires were discovered that afternoon by the aerial reconnaissance plane.

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Suspected car thief nabbed in Sparks

Brandon James Quinonez, age 27, was arrested on July 12 by detectives from the Sparks Nevada Crime Suppression Unit.
The special detective unit was doing surveillance on Quinonez's Sparks residence in connection with a reported stolen SUV, when they contacted the fugitive at approximately 5:48 p.m.
When being booked into jail, it was learned that the truck he was driving was stolen in Modoc County and that a stolen ATV was connected with the case.

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County plans major road work

The Modoc County Road Department has several road improvement projects in the works this year.
"This summer we are planning to chip seal over 80 miles of roadway which is more than we have ever completed in one year," said Road Commissioner Mitch Crosby. "Additionally, we'll be fog sealing another 30 miles of roadway.

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Forest to implement fire restrictions Friday

Fire-safety restrictions will go into effect on the Modoc National Forest on Friday, July 20, 2018, and will remain in place through the end of fire season.

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There were no death notices in this week's issue of the Modoc Record

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