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Feather River Bulletin Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2010 11A: I COMMUNITY CORNER Tiffiney Lozano Staff Writer A house fire last week, in- advertently caused by a prop- erty owner, has left a Blairs- den women and her 14-month- old daughter homeless. No injures were reported; however, the duplex unit lo- cated just off Bonta Street suf- fered significant damages. According to Graeagle Fire Protection Chief Ed Ward, homeowner Steve Parks and Vincent Martinez, both of Portola, were spraying foam installation under the house, last Wednesday, Feb 17. The men were under the unit's hot water heater when the spray came in contact with the pilot light flame, causing the home to ignite said Chief Ward. Parks confwmed in a phone interview that he was under the house at the time of the fire. At the time of interview the cause of fire was still un- der investigation. A house fire last Wednesday afternoon destroyed a duplex near Bonta Road in Blairsden. The fire ignited when the landlord sprayed foam installation beneath the home's water heater. Photo by Candice MacLean Parks said there was no ex- plosion, just a loud "poof," and then "whatever it was ig- nited." He said he quickly ran to the hardware store and bought two fire extinguishers and tried to put the fire out. The fire department arrived on scene, and unable to go in- side, put the fire down from the outside as quickly as pos- sible. Battalion Chief Ivan Randall said firefighters were on fire watch all night, but by morning the fire was com- pletely out. One unit was completely de- stroyed, all personal belong: ings lost, while the adjoining apartment suffered mostly smoke and water damage. According to Parks, both tenants had moved in recent- ly. The destroyed unit was home to Shirley Spalinger, who had moved in a week ago with her baby. Spalinger was not present when the fire broke out, and arrived to find her home en- gulfed in flames. There was no time to save anything. She was left with no food or cloth- ing for her baby, not even medication for her mother, who was visiting from out of town. Spalinger went to use the phone at nearby Mohawk Re- alty. Owner Jeannette Sasser reported the woman and her husband had recently adopted the baby. Shortly after the adoption, the husband passed away in August, leaving Spalinger alone with their,: new baby. :; Sasser said the community, felt awful for the victims, whQi were clearly "devastated," : and pulled together to provide. what little help it could. ; Neighbors scrambled to find fire extinguishers and: water hoses in the cold of win,: ter to kill the flames. Sass-:: er said a man who saw the flames from Johnsville came: down to help. ,- Mike Boyd of Feather River" Park provided a cabin for the: women to sleep in that night;: and the Red Cross provided a: hotel the following night, .: Chief Ward said his office:, would offer whatever support it could in the way of money- or volunteers. The depart-: ment will also accept any do,: nations on behalf of the dis-: placed woman and baby. Do-. nations may be made by con-: tacting Judy at 836-1340. Parks said the Spalinger: Family Support fund is also being set up through Portola; Station Baptist Church. Dona- tions of furniture, clothing or: funds can be made by calling! 832-4334. :"~ :i o COMMUNITY CALENDAR Thursday, Feb. 25 and 4th Thurs., noon, St. John's AA, noon, 260 County Hospital church hall, 176 Lawrence St. For Road, Courthouse Annex - Or- info, call Lin Bixby, 283-9102, or chard House. Quincy. Sherry McKee, 283-4066. Sept. Women's Support Group, thru May only. Every Thurs., 1-2 p.m., Plumas Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Crisis Center, 591 Main St., Drug Coalition. Focused on re- Quincy. Call 283-5515. ducing alcohol, tobacco and other Al-Anon, 5:30 p.m., United drug problems in Plumas County. Methodist Church, upstairs in 4th Thursdays, 1 p.m., Work Con- back. For families & friends of al- nection conference room. coholics. Women's Circle, 6-7:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 26 PRS offices, 711 E. Main, Quincy, AA, noon, 260 County Hospital 283:0866. ..... ............................,, Anoex- .O.r- NA, 7 p.m., 260County Hospital chard House:Quincy ..... Road, Courthouse Annex - Or- NA, 6:30 p.m., 260 County Hos- chard House. Quincy. pital Road, Courthouse Annex - Troop 130, 7 p.m., Church of Je- Orchard House. Quincy.. sus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Emotions Anonymous, 7 p.m., 283-3953. 711 E. Main St., (formerly Drug & Cub Scout Pack 151, various Alcohol building, Cemetery Hie, times & locations. Dave Saltel, Quincy), 3rd floor conference rm. (916) 425-9489; Inez Robbins, For all ages struggling with their 283-1568. emotions. For more info: Janae Plumas County Republican Hutchins, 530-638-5911, janae- Women, every 4th Thurs. for First meet- lunch, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Locations ing Feb. 19. Coffee & cookies. change monthly. Call Joy Klein, AA, 8 p.m., 260 County Hospital 283-2719. Road, Courthouse Annex -- Or- Explorer Post 81, Quincy Volun- chard House. Quincy. teer Fire Dept. Explorer Program, AARP, a Mountain View Manor, meets 2nd and 4th Thursdays. 4th Fri, 116 Circle Dr. Potluck, For info call Sarah Anderson, 5:30 p.m. 50 yrs & older invited. 530-276-1503. Dinner at the Grange, Feather St. John's Cribbage Club, 2nd River Grange Hall, Quincy, 4th 46/32 50/36 43/34 46/33 49/34 Cloudy. pedods of Mix of sun e~lcl I~, Higtul In t~ Mb of r~ imd ealow Mix of sun and rain. Highs In the Clouds. HigtlS in the low 40s and Iowl in showenk Hig~ in c~ud$. Highs in the mid 4Os and lows in k~w SOs and k3ws in themid3Oe, the mid 4os and uR0er4Os'andlows file low 30$, the rnid 3Os. Iowa In the inw 3Cs. In the mid 30o. Sunfl~ Summt Sundlm Sunlmt Sund~ ~nlmll Sunlllra ~ ~ Su~ 6;44 AM 5:50 PM 6:43 AM 5:51 PM 6:41 AM 5:52 PM 6:40 AM 5:54 PM 6:38 AM 5:55 PM California At A Glance .... . ...... Moon Phases " 5 Rr=t Fu, .... ]/. Feb 22Feb 28 { Q O /O Mar7 Mar 15 .... o:' San Frttn~is o "'V In-- Wed 2/24 2 LOW Thu 2/25 l a Moderate Bak~ ,- 46 Fri2/26 ~ 2 Low Sat2/27 Moderate ~/~~ Sun 62Y ,~:~ 2/28 4 Moderate -- '.~ 1~ UV bldox i, i~utlKI on I 0-1 1numID41r I~ahD, ~,~th i h~h~ UV Indox Area Cities Anaheim 63 49 in Modesto 61 43 rain ,,~dlnas 83 45 Bakers~ld 57 46 rain Mojave 55 39 rain San Bernardino 62 45 in Bamtow 59 37 ck)ucly Monterey ~O 48 lain San Diego 66 55 Blythe 73 50 pt sunny Needles 69 51 cloudy~ Fra~ 58 45 rain Chlco 57 41 rain Oaldand $0 46 rain San Jese 61 46 rain Costa Mesa 63 50 in Pab~Kb~e 55 37 rain Santa ~rbam 80 48 rain ElCentro 75 49 ptsunny Pmdona 65 49 rain Stockton 61 43 rain Eureka 52 46 rain Reddthg 61 44 rain Susanville43 26 mixed Fresno $0 4,5 rain Riverllde $4 44 rain Tru~.~ 40 23 stlow I.~ Angeie~ 62 50 rain Sacramento61 45 rain Vl~dla 58 44 rain National Cities . =,~,~ I~,, ,.~..=.~.~,~ J ,~ ; ~ _, ity Hi Lo ~ ..... A~anta 67 26 rain t-lou~on 55 34 pt sunny Phoenix 66 48 pt sunny Boston 40 31 rain Los Ang~ $2 50 rain San Francisco 58 45 rain ChiCagO 24 16 flurries Mini'hi 74 56 rein Seattle 50 42 rain D~ 48 32 sunny ~ 17 3 I~mr, ySLLou~ 25 18 i~su~W Denver 46 27 mat sunny New york 43 32 rain Wm~ngton, DC 47 33 rain Fridays, 5-9 p.m. Call 283-2782 Hospital Road, Courthouse An- Quincy. 1-800-621-6000. Quincy Community Supper, 6~ or 283-2930. nex- Orchard House, Quincy. NA, 7 p.m., Methodist Church, p.m. every Wed, Unitedi'i 12 Rotary Club, Mineral Building, 282 Jackson St., Quincy. Methodist Church. Free. ~ Saturday, Feb. 27 fairgrounds, noon. Call 283-2127. California Women in Timber, Women's Circle, 6-8 p.m. every:: NA, 6:30 p.m., 260 County Hos- Boy Scout Troop 151, Mon., 6 Plumas Cafe (subject to change), Wed, 586 Jackson St., Quincy. !: pital Road, Courthouse Annex - p.m. Scoutmaster Rob Robinette, Quincy, 1st & 3rd Tues., 6 p.m. AA, 7 p.m., upstairs in back,ii Orchard House. Quincy. 283-0858 for location. Methodist Church, 282 Jacksoni~ > AA, 8 p.m. 260 County Hospital Duplicate Bridge. Every Mon- Wednesday, March 3 St., Quincy. :! Road, Courthouse Annex -Or-day, 6:30 p.m., Resource Center, Spanish Peak Lumber #2 Dutch Treat Lunch Group,!~ chard House. Quincy. Blairsden, corner of hwys 70 and Restoration Project, meets each every 1st Wed, 11:30 a.m. For in-~ Dukes of Plumas Cribbage 89. Call Ruth Bright, 836-1454or Mon. & Wed, 9 a.m., Art Barn, fo, Mary Weddle at jmwed-i Gang. Meet 10:30 a.m., start Jackie Lucky, 836-2232. Plumas/Sierra Fairgrounds. Call or Mary June: play 11 a.m. 1st, 2nd, 4th Satur- AA, 7 p.m., Methbdist Church in 283-6320 or 283-1978 for info. German, 283-4805. days at Mt. Tomba, Cromberg; Quincy, upstairs at. the back 282 Library preschool story time, Quincy Caregivers Support.! 3rd .Satu;days at COyQte :& Jack_~QO..,:,: ,~, ,. ...... ........... t0:30=1J:30 a~m~ ........,.~Gmup~ everyAst.&3rd Wed., 2,'~,..g "~,_--.=-/.,, I Community United Methodist, 283- Feb. 22 -- 21 .21 -- 1.8 " 1740, 282 Jackson St., Quincy, Q w w 30 inches precipitation to date. 23.17 inches snow to date. | 1 S ! -xe L~[[} ~. ~ ..... .~t~lJ | , 2:24"a.m./ First Baptist, 283-1160, 74 Reese St., Compiled by Ron Trumbo ,:,~;m~ ~'--~., %k~'' / Quincy. 2/16 , RenD I~~-_Z'h~F,,,,,.~./ Meadow Valley Community - I~.. 2/12 Cemetery Rd, LAI E LEVELS Meadow Valley, office: 353 Jackson 2112 (31 O2 e3 ~4+12/12 11.'~m. I.~- ~n ~~ St, #100, Quincy. ..... . .... and occurred at 4:03 a.m. Wednesday, Our Savior Lutheran, 283-2546. tCurrent 4,482.07 J~e-i-,,=' ~ 3 n I~ February17 along the California-Nevada Church& High Sts., Quincy.1 YearAgo 4,478.71 / " =.'"', ."'~, ~ I.'Eborder a few miles northwest of Hallelu- t'rev ous week ~ u u ] J ' ] jah Junction, in Upper Long Valley It was Seventh-Day Adventist, 310-2042 or Lake Almanor **Capacity J = The number of earthquakes remained followed by a M 22event some Zl minutes 283-3092, 233 Pine St., Quincy. tCurrent 836,454 J at d0uble-digit figures for the third con- later, There are a number of poorly under- 1 Year Ago 757,075 J secutive week. This slightly elevated stood faults in the area that produce a J condition comes after five straight number of earthquakes even/year, Springs of Hope Christian Fellow- J weeks 0f sinqle-digit activity - the long- " A quake registering M &Z was recorded ship, Pete, 283-1613, or John, 927- Bucks Lake *Elevation Jest relaxed period in nearly four years, at 7:13 a.m. Friday, February 12, about five 7626, 59 Bell Ln., Quincy. Current 5,131.05 / The intensity of seismicity has been miles east of Susanville and a mile north 1 Year Ago 5,130.76 J markedly relaxed lately and this week's of the Municipal Airport in Johnsville. lt St. John's Catholic Church, 283- I tally of three quakes in the M 2 range was passed without any official felt reports. 0890, 176 Lawrence St., Quincyl Bucks Lake **Capacity J the most in five weeks. The largest of two quakes east of Chester tCurrent 61,608 | The largest earthquake measured M 2.6 on the AImanor Fault Zone measured M l.8. Starlight Missionary Baptist, 283- 1 YearAgo 61,163 1505, 171 Redburg Ave., Quincy. *Elevation above sea level in ft. Truth Tabernacle of Quincy, 260- **Storage in acre ft. 8006, 2205 East Main St., Quincy. tFeb 21, 2010 Feb. 23, 2009 HI LO Cond. 3iW Hi Lo Cond. ,,We l{odd" Advanced Geologic Exploration, Inc. Scientists of the Earth TM 180 Main St. P.O. BOX 1956 Chester CA. 96020 (530) 258-4228 See an archive of past earthquake reports at