Fire Department Walkout Fallout

HORNBROOK, Calif. — An investigation is underway at a small volunteer fire department in Northern California. Hornbrook firefighters were ordered to return to their fire house Thursday after walking out earlier this week. A special all-staff meeting Thursday morning included an equipment inventory and safety check. The fire district’s board president says taking the inventory … Continue reading »

California Preparing for Fire Season

YREKA, Calif. — Fire officials are calling this start to the wildfire season in California “unprecedented.” That’s why Cal Fire is already working to bring its full staff on. Governor Jerry Brown has declared this week “Wildfire Awareness Week.” It’s in response to one of the driest winters in the region. In fact, Cal Fire … Continue reading »

Cal Fire Charges New Fee

YREKA, Calif. — After a year and a half of budget cuts, California Fire’s deficit will now be partially funded through a new fee charged to certain homeowners. That bill is set to reach homeowners across California in the next few weeks and while some say it’s an unexpected burden others say they’re happy to … Continue reading »

Cal Fire Monitors Lightning-Caused Fires

By Bryan Navarro YREKA, Calif. — A storm producing lightning moved through the region last night. Cal Fire officials say Monday’s thunderstorms were the biggest they’ve seen so far; they counted 88 strikes, starting at least two fires. Cal Fire shows the storm’s surge through Siskiyou County. Witnesses say the clouds hung low and the … Continue reading »