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Feather River Bulletin Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012 7A Dan McDonald injury in the accident that Staff Writer occurred just before i p.m. A Plumas District Hospital ambulance responded with a According to information fire engine escort, according from the Plumas County to the 9111og. Sheriff dispatch center and The California Highway the Forest Service, there was Patrol and Quincy Tow also an injury accident on the responded. Quincy Tow was Chips Fire Thursday after- advised to send a "heavy-du- noon. ty" transport. The CHP was A dozer transport vehicle conducting the accident in- overturned near Humbug vestigation. Road. The identity of the injured According to the 911 call, person and severity of the in- one person suffered a head jury were unknown. PSREC warns of outages Plumas-Sierra Rural Elec- tric Cooperative is warning its customers to be prepared for more power outages as a result of the Chips Fire. PSREC anticipates possible system constraints and fur- ther delivery problems from much energy as possible. Should an outage occur, or as soon as lights flicker, cus- tomers should turn off all nonessential loads to help the co-op switch to backup power more quickly. PSREC encourages mem- PG&E until the Chips Fire no bers to report all outages at longer poses a threat to trans- mission lines. The co-op is prepared to switch to its backup power source if necessary. PSREC asks customers to conserve as (800) 555-2207 and listen to lo- cal radio stations for updates when possible. To receive major, system-wide power outage updates via text message, text PSREC to 57682. BALLOT, from page 1A Measure D would raise the local sales tax by 0.25 percent, to 7.5 percent. The TOT increase is expected to raise an addition- al $242,626 for the county. The sales tax increase is esti- mated to bring in an addition- al $479,822. The increases would sunset in 2016. The measures will need a simple majority to pass. The sales tax increase would include the city of Portola, but the TOT would not. UNCONTESTED SEATS Plumas Unified SChool District Christopher Russell, incumbent Bret Cook, incumbent Appointment needed Sierra Plumas Joint Unified School District Timothy Driscoll Appointment needed Eastern Plumas Healthcare District Jay Skutt, incumbent Larry Fites, incumbent Indian Valley Healthcare District Gwen Lacy, incumbent Teresa Van Zetta, incumbent Appointment needed - Motorists hould check conditions Kern County's top-of-the-line Helicopter 407 has been made available to help fight the Chips Fire. Normally stationed in Mettler at Station 55, this helicopter is capable of transporting 10 firefighters. Its typical duties include firefighting, troop transfer and night or day rescue. Photo by Samantha P. Hawthorne FIRE, from page 1A construct a line near RedFire Station. 51 percent contained Monday Hill. Crews patrolled the morning. southeast side of the fire For more information The lightning-caused fire near Manton, was 12,000 near Caribou and held, im- Travelers using roads in has been burning since July acres and the Rush Fire, proved and mopped up linethe vicinity of the fire were 23. which was 50 percent con- on the north side of the fire. encouraged to check high-The Lassen Volcanic Na- tained, had burned more Collins said fire crews way conditions at (800) 427- tional Park highway was than 270,000 acres southeast would continue burning fu- 7623 or, closed for 7 miles from Man- of Ravendale. els on the ground on the Information is available by zanita Lake to Summit Lake. Chips Fire activity in- northeast edge. "From ourcalling 283-3593 and 283-3288 Butte Lake, Lost Creek and creased Sunday when the perspective, that operation between the hours of 7:30Crags campgrounds were fire moved up the Clear has proved to be very suc- a.m. and 10p.m. stillclosed Monday. Creek drainage, approxi- cessful," Collins said. Updates may also be foundNumerous trails in the mately one-quarter mile on the Feather Publishingarea were also closed. All from Ohio Valley. Community meetings website at Forest Service roads in the Spotting occurred on the Two community meetings area south of Highway 44 and east side of the North Fork of were held Monday, Aug. 20. Reading Fire east of Highway 89 in the the Feather River near the The first meeting was at the The 28,000-acre Reading vicinity of Old Station re- northeast corner of the fire. Lake Almanor West Commu- Fire burning in the Lassen mained closed. Crews on the south end of nity Park. The other was National Forest and Lassen Nearly 800 personnel were the fire continued working to held at the Hamilton Branch Volcanic National Park was battling the fire. 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