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Feather River Bulletin Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017 3A TOLL FIRE, from page 1A Arrest made As fire crews attacked the fires from the air and on the Motorists were advised to ground, the Plumas County avoid the area, but cars lined Sheriffs Office arrested a Quincy Junction Road as suspect in these fires, as well residents watched the flames as other area fires, including on the hillside, the Minerva. He was booked As night fell, structure into Plumas County jail and protection engines were is being held on $1 million placed near homes and bail and has been charged smoke jumpers were with aggravated arson. deployed on the Squirrel Additional charges could Fire, which was burning in follow Jeffery Cameron steep and rugged terrain. Schmid, 36, of Quincy. See related story. Quincy residents have become accustomed to aerial shows of airplanes dropping fire retardant on the flames of the Minerva Fire and water drops from helicopters. Two smaller planes got involved in fire suppression activities early in the Toll Fire. Tools in Oakland hand, packs secured, Camp Road toward the a team of firefighters, including perimeter of the Toll Fire. men and women, walk up Local firefighters begin building a hand line at one edge of the Toll Fire. The earliest crews attacked the fire from the side closest to the trailhead. Quincy's Bette Maddon received autographs from many helicopter and firfighter crews when she thanked them for their courageous work on the Minerva Fire. Photo by Roni Java Souvenir sweatshirt modeled Roni Java chance to meet some of the Enterprises Crews, she Staff Writer crews. I just wanted those fights fires all over the west. men and women to know how Her daughter, Jen Bartley, very much we thank all of has flown the blue Helitack Quincy resident Bette them and we will never forget helicopter during the Maddon took her thanks what they've done for us." Minerva Fire. directly to the fire crews In addition to the The card read, "To the and helicopter teams in autographs, Maddon wonderful folks of Quincy: appreciation of their valiant received a card from one of Thank you for your service on the 4,300-acre the pilots who flies the big gracious, generous Minerva Fire. red Helitack 512 helicopter donations of food and Her souvenir sweatshirt with the long water hose refreshments! Your was circulated during the attached to it, Lisa Bartley community has displayed a down times and she has of New Mexico. Bartley is wonderful spirit of received signatures and an accomplished artistdown-home hospitality to messages that she will enjoy whose work often depicts every firefighter that has long after the smoke clears, the heroism of the wildland come to aid you on the "This fire has affected a lot ff]refighting experience Minerva Fire. God bless you of us in a personal way," ( With all!"--Lisa Bartley, New Maddon said. "I've had a her family, Bartley Mexico 24, 5:oo-7:00pm Home of Karen & Dwight Pierson For more information about our program, visit http: // RSVP to Feather River CoHege Light supper will be provided Fou.d io, An engine captain hefts a heavy hose pack before hiking uphill to help with initial containment efforts. Fire crews from throughout the Plumas National Forest and an engine from the Mendocino National Forest were early on Scene. Photos by Victoria Metcalf Humorous Storytelling, Serious Folk jol nc ' $15 h, $2o doo,, ckefs o. sale at C_ ey C-anJy and wesfeadfl eah ..s