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Feather River Bulletin Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015 7A Debra Moore Staff Writer dmoore@plumasnews.com In the event of a fire or natural disaster, how should Plumas County residents safely exit their neighborhoods? That question isn't easy to answer for many communities,with limited access and challenging terrain. But a new map book, with detailed information for 17 areas in the county, will make it easier. The county's fire prevention specialist, Sue McCourt, and emergency services director, Jerry Sipe, distributed copies to the supervisors during their Sept. 15 meeting. Copies were also given to the California Highway Patrol, the Sheriffs Department and local fire districts. "Each of these maps represent many, many people," McCourt said of the effort to make them as complete and useful as possible. The maps provide information on primary and secondary evacuation routes, as well as key elements in the area such as water sources and structures. Maps are included for the following areas: - Bucks Lake - Butterfly Valley - C Road, Clio - Camp Layman - Drakesbad, Kelly and Lee Camp -Gold Mountain - Greenhorn Ranch - Johnsville - Lake Davis Highlands - Little Grass Valley Lake - Meadow Valley - Mohawk Vista - Red Dirt Road north of Johnsville - Seneca - Two Rivers Soccer Camp - Warner Valley - Whitehawk Ranch The maps are available on the county's website at countyofplumas.com, under emergency services. Sipe described the maps as a "really grassroots effort" with a lot of assistance from area residents and responders. For example, McCourt said she relied on the "mayors" of Red Dirt Road to help assemble that map for the area north of Johnsville. Supervisor Lori Simpson commended McCourt and Sipe on the effort, and singled out Greenhorn. "Greenhorn used to be .worried," she said. "Now there's a secondary road," Sipe responded, which was added to make the community safer. Maps will be added as they become available, with priority given to areas with more challenging access. For example, in response to an audience member's question about whether Graeagle was to be included, Sipe explained that it wouldn't be an immediate priority because there are multiple ways out, it has a well-trained fire department and the routes are clearly marked. "Graeagle is a "Firewise" community, "McCourt said of the national recognition given to communities that are well prepared in the event of fire. As the public reviews the maps, they are encouraged to call 283-6332 if any information is thought to be incorrect or incomplete. The project has involved the efforts of local. organizations as well as the U.S. Forest Service, Cal Fire, Lassen National Park and Plumas Eureka State Park. ........ i('i' : ili ii ;i!iii!iiiiiii!i i: August 2015 The Plumas County Wildfire Evacuation Route Maps identify safe exits for certain communities in the county in case of emergency and is available to download at countyofplumas.com. Image courtesy of Plumas County Prisoner while at A prisoner who was being transported from Oregon to Arkansas escaped custody while at a rest stop 24 miles north of Westwood on Sunday night, Sept. 20. According to the Lassen County Sheriffs Office, the prisoner, Eric Williamson, was still at large Monday morning. Williamson was being transported, along with several other prisoners, by a private extradition company (Prisoner Transportation Services) when he escaped about 8 p.m. The vehicle transporting the prisoners reportedly stopped to use the facilities at the Bogard Rest Area on Highway 44. That's when Williamson fled on foot into a wooded area adjacent to the rest stop. Williamson was restrained with a waist chain and. handcuffs. He was wearing a hooded sweatshirt, black jeans and black work boots. The Lassen County Sheriffs Office and the California Highway Patrol conducted a coordinated search for Williamson: The Washoe County (Nev.) Sheriffprovided air support during the search. The Lassen County Sheriff urged citizens and travelers to "exercise extreme caution with any person seen on foot or hitch-hiking in the area." Anyone who thinks they might have seen Williamson is Eric Williamson encouraged to call 911. According to the Lassen County Sheriff, Williamson was jailed on theft charges. He was being transferred to answer to a parole violation. tire disposal Oct. 3 Plumas County residents can dispose of their old tires free of charge Saturday, Oct. 3, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Greenville High School parking lot. 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