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w .u. vv o, es0ay, Ja0 10. 001 manor News 3: :ii iii~, By Mary Kathloon West Branch Fire Departments, the time of the f re as the Staff Writer which increased on-scene re- owners of the residence, Dr. When the Lake Almanor sources to six engines, one and Mrs. Kathy Doms, were West Fire Department re- ambulance and 23 firefight- vacationing in Fiji. sponded to the burning resi- ers. Fording said the going was dence at 318 Manzanita Dr. Although one state investi- tough with wet and frozen Friday, Dec. 29, they faced the gator and two insurance in- conditions, but happily re- main living area of the house vestigators have visited the ports no injuries to firefight- engulfed in fire with 30-40 foot damaged structure, the cause ing staff during the largest flame lengths venting of the fire remains undeter- blaze of 2000. through windows, mined. Fording also said that Fording said, "I am very ap- Fire Chief Joe Fording esti- no loss value has been as-preciative of the mutual aid mates the start time of the signed. ' support--we really rely on fire to be 9:28 p.m. and said Fording said that the efforts each other throughout the the fire was contained by of the firefighters contained Basin when something like midnight. However, it was the fire to the main level of this occurs." not until 3 p.m. on Saturday the home, with two bedrooms, Fording al o said the sup- that the fire was completely one bath and the garage being port has continued in the extinguished, spared. Heavy smoke damageform of a listing of homes and Fording placed a call for did occur throughout the resi- rooms being offered to the mutual aid to the Chester, dence. Doms by the community. Peninsula and Hamilton There was no one home at The residential fire at 318 Manzanita, on the west shore of Lake Almanor, of two fires fought by Lake Almenor Basin fireflghters on Dec. 29. Photo submitted was the first I I By Christi Sevtap explained Peninsula Fire that night, but Staff Wnter Chief Gary Pini. "Every room services such as After 22 years, the owner of was engulfed; it was unsafe to County Crisis a mobile home on Peninsulaenter the building. They took Cross and the Drive must start from a defensive mode and foughtpartment are scratch, from the outside, efforts con- fire victims. Late in the evening of Dec. centrating on the front andHowever, 29, Peninsula Fire Depart-rear of the house." able to replace merit sent a truck to assist in Once the fire was knocked memories, and, a fire on the westshore ofdown, the firefighters worked surance, neither1 Lake Almanor. In less thanon going in for an overhaul, er. an hour, however, the truck or an effort to pull out and Friends have was called back in to attend salvage any furniture and be- is a quiet, the fire on Peninsula Drive. longings, hence his The owner, who wishes to Peninsula firemen Jake O1- unnamed. remain unnamed, noticed son and Andrew Courtright although light coming from under a climbed on top of the house to ished, even his door and thought maybe he cut a ventilation hole in the was destroyed had left the lamp on. By the roof with a chainsaw, some miracle, time he opened the door, the Once dangerous smoke and shelves holdin entire room was engulfed in gases had escaped from the spared. flames, hole, firemen entered the mo- "He's got his His call to the Peninsula bile home to search for sal- got his truck, so Fire Department came at vageable items, can go back to 10:31 p.m. Twelve men from"They pulled out some friend. Fire Hall No. 2 responded im- small furniture and clothing," Now he will be mediately, along with fivesaid Pini, "but the fire burned replace 22 from Hamilton Branch, three so intensely inside, every-His friends from Westwood and three thing suffered flame or smoke gether and from Clear Creek fh-e depart- damage. It was a total loss." but note that he ments. The cause of the fire is still even the most The mutual aid effort had undetermined, but a faulty "I know he'll the fire "knocked down," or gas water heater is under sus- anything; he completely under control, picion, his within 20 minutes, but theThe owner, who has lived Donations maY] mobile home was already de- in the Lake Almanor area for friend at P.O. stroyed. 25 years and in the house on Almanor, CA "By the time they got there, Peninsula Drive for 22 years, 596-3893 for the fire was fully involved," was able to stay with a friend i-mail : deente River College {$20} 2 ' 9-0202, [xpIoro the ( r zt Outdoom PE 121 AD Snowboarding-- Learn snowboarding basics, safety, necessary equipment and gear. Class covers balance, board techniques, more. Class meets Fridays 1-4 p.m. or Saturdays 9 a.m.-noon (.5 By Mary K~hloon West The proposal was to make Staff Writer recreational improvements When the Almanor Recre- for the residents of the Lake ation and Park District Board Almanor Basin, which also in- met Dec. 18, they were able to cludes the East Shore of the report favorably on the status lake, the political boundaries of grants and proposals sub- of which fall under Meacher's mitted for funding. Having district. submitted three, they came President John Goolsby was back winners on two, one of quick to point out that the which will make $125,000 in plan was only half the game--- physical improvements to the if it had not been for the Chester Park. strength of Dennison's presen- Attending the meeting, Su- tation and his willingness to pervisor Bill Dennison updat- work for the district, the final ed the board on the results of score might have been very the Dec. 12 meeting, where the different. proposal submitted by the dis- Supervisor Dennison told trict was heard by the Plumas the board that the funding County Board of Supervisors. would not be available until Dennison commended the after July 1 and said, "How it board for the work they put will match the plan submitted into the plan and said, "A1- will be dependent on the rules though it was decided earlier and regulations attached to that this funding would be the funding." It is likely that designated for Lake Almanor, the board will have to go back each of the supervisors came to the drawing board to modi- to the table with a wish list-- fy the presented projects upon it was the effort you put into receipt of the rules. the plan that won the day." Where the district, business Dennison said it was a hard community and residents had fight and that he had not an- planned to do in-kind matches ticipated District 2 Supervisor for labor and materials, Den- Robert Meacher coming into nison indicated that the fund- the boardroom asking for ing source may demand pre- $75,000 of the available vailing wages and other re- $150,000. strictions that would impact how far the $125,000 would stretch. Dennison told the board he would get back to them when he became ap- prised of the rules for funding. Vice President Cheri Mcln- tire also reported success on the submitted mini-grant to the Child Abuse Prevention Council. The $500 received from this funding source will be used to assist at-risk chil- dren with participating in sports or other clinics that might not be available to them otherwise. The last grant was a submis- sion to the Plumas County Families and Children's Com- mission, which was returned with a denial letter stating that the proposal for the $5,000 funds did not meet the criteria of the screening committee. This funding plan was to pro- vide an interactive parental program this summer to build stronger family relationships. ENVR 192AD Winter Ecology -- Two local field trips allow learning of ecological methods. It's great excercise and a fun learning ! experience! (.5 unit) Class meets Saturdays Feb. 3 & 10, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.! 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