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Proposed Wording for CA PRC 4291

Public Resources Code 4291 does not address properties that are vacant lots within rural housing subdivisions. This addition to PRC 4291 would require vacant lot property owners to maintain their property accordance to PRC 4291 and reduce a public hazard in the rural communities in the state. This proposal is to add the following section to Public Resources Code 4291:  (a) A person who owns, leases, controls, operates, or maintains a…

Chief McClintock's article for the November 2019 Smoke Signals Newsletter

Following is the letter submitted by our fire chief, Steve McClintock, to the Mi Wuk Area Homeowners Alliance (MAHA) quarterly newsletter. Only members of MAHA receive this mailing but I deemed Chief McClintock’s article of value to all community members. IN CASE OF EMERGENCY CALL 911  It has been a pretty busy schedule for the Fire Department. We are averaging 30 calls per month. Mostly medical and unattended pile burning.…

E771 is Headed to the Easy Fire in Thousand Oaks

E771 is Headed to the Easy Fire in Thousand Oaks

Mi Wuk Sugar Pine Fire Station engine E771 is headed to the Easy Fire in Thousand Oaks CA with a crew of four.  The station is still fully staffed and ready for any calls here in the district. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact either Chief McClintock or Chief Klyn or any of the other firefighters who are on duty at the station. 209-586-5256. If your call…

PG&E Expands Size of Today's (10-20-19) Planned Outage

Thanks to Clark Broadcasting and MyMotherlode.com for this information for today’s planned power outage. Today’s outage originally encompassed around 2,500 customers but as of 8:30 this morning that number was upped to 9,400. A shareable map is not yet available but the communities that may be affected are Twain Harte, Sonora, Mi Wuk Village, Long Barn, Pinecrest, and a small portion of Tuolumne.  Today’s outage is expected to occur starting…

MWSP Engine and Crew are Helping on the Kincaid Fire

E773, aka Engine 773, a four wheel drive Type 3 wildland engine, was dispatched to the Kincaid Fire on October 25th, accompanied by four of our fire fighters.  Our Mi Wuk Sugar Pine Fire District is fully covered with remaining staff.  E733 is designed to go off road whereas other engines are far more cumbersome. I mention that E773 is a Type 3 to emphasize the fact that our station…

PG&E PSPS Update, Monday a.m., October 28, 2019

The following text is pretty much what I heard on the 10 p.m. PG&E phone call last night (October 27).  From the PG&E PSPS page: Due to continued expectation of gusty winds and dry conditions, combined with a heightened fire risk, PG&E may need to keep off, or in some areas turn off power in your area.  If you are currently out of power we will make every effort to…

PG&E PSPS Update, 6:15 p.m. Sunday, Oct 27th

Update at 6:15pm: The “all-clear” from the weather event is now anticipated to come early Monday morning, around 6am, and PG&E will begin patrolling shortly after to inspect the lines for any damage. PG&E will then turn the power on as the various areas are deemed safe. Water districts continue to request conservation this evening as facilities are running on backup generators. The CHP and Caltrans urge caution while approaching…

Power Outage 10-26/28-19 and Comcast "Service"

From MyMotherlode.com’s website this evening: Update at 6:20 p.m.: Tuolumne County emergency officials update that PG&E has updated the number of customers affected by this new PSPS has been updated to the full amount of the last event, which is around 34,000 customers. Click on the map to be taken to their page and then click on their map to enlarge it. Update: PG&E Planned Power Outages Looking Increasingly Likely…

PSPS Possible This Weekend

Familiarize yourself with this new acronym: PSPS.  Public Safety Power Shutoff.   Sonora, CA — Clarke Broadcasting has confirmed that there could be additional power shutoffs this weekend for Calaveras County on Saturday, Sunday and Monday, and in Tuolumne County on Sunday and Monday. Be prepared. Non-perishable food in the house? Gasoline in your vehicles? Propane tanks filled? Gas in your generator? Flashlight?  Batteries? Cash? Cell phone charged? Conserve water…

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