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2A Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012 Feather River Bulletin Laura Beaton Street home that backed up to Carey was the first responder Staff Writer his home. and incident commander. The fire was also starting to Carey made sure residents get close to another adjacent were evacuated and directed A fire broke out Monday, home, so Roccucci began crews from four Quincy fire Oct. 15, about 4 a.m. at an spraying the side of that engines and a rescue squad to Alder Court home in Quincy. house to prevent it fromfightthe fire. The fire destroyed a storage catching fire. When it appeared that addi- shed and garage and did ex- He said that the fire depart- tional structures were under tensive damage to the kitchen ment arrived in what seemed threat, Carey called for mutu- and dining area of Bryan and like just minutes after he al aid from Meadow Valley Brenda Roccucci's home. called 911. Fire Department. An engine Unconfirmed reports indi- Roccucci couldn't praiseand three-person crew were cate the fire most likely start- the firefighters enough,dispatched to help fight the ed in the storage shed behind "They are absolutely incredi- fire. the Roccucci home. ble, unbelievable. The minute Quincy fire station's sup- It quickly spread to the they arrived, some of them port team 81, staffed by Lean- neighbor's adjoining struc- were moving valuables out of na Mann and Rick Foster, ture, a two-story workshop at- harm's way. kept the firefighters supplied tached to Lee and Shelly "We had family heirloomswith air, water and medical Braswell's Coburn Street in the kitchen that Ilater saw aid. home. safe out in our driveway. I Capt. Jim Mann said that Roccucci said he got up can't say enough about these the cause of the fire was un- around 4 a.m. and went to the guys." der investigation. kitchen to get a drink Of water. Neighbor Lee Bras ell said Mann reported that approx- He noticed a strange lighthis wife was getting up for imately 20 firefighters extin- through his kitchen window work around 4 a.m. and heard guished the blaze after a and quickly realized it was a noise that she thought was a three-hour battle. shooting flames from behind bear getting into their By 7:30a.m. they were back his storage shed. garbage again, at their respective stations Roccucci grabbed a gardenWhen Shelly Braswell went cleaning up and readying hose in an attempt to put out to look, she immediately saw their engines for the next the fire, but quickly realized the flames and called 911. call. it wasn't going to help. He She woke her husband, who The residents of both hous- called 911. used a 1-inch garden hose in es involved evacuated their When he went back to the an unsuccessful attempt to homes without incident. shed the fire had alreadydouse the fire engulfing his Several firefighters sustained spread to ' the work- workshop, minor injuries of cuts and shop/garage of the CoburnAssistant Fire Chief Frank scrapes. The Alder Court garage of Bryan and Brenda Roccucci still stands after suffering extensive damage from an early mornincjfire Monday, Oct. 15. Unconfirmed reports indicate the fire started in a storage shed behind the Roccucci home, and quickly spread to their own garage and the neighboring garage on Coburn Street. The alert residents of both homes called 911 shortly after the fire broke out around 4 a,m. Quincy firefighters' quick response prevented the blaze from spreading too far. The blaze was extinguished by 7:30 a.m. Photo by Mike Taborski iff UR ml in m m Authorities prepare to move a body from a sheriff's boat to a gurney Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 10, at Lake AImanor. The body, discovered floating in the lake, was believed tobe the remains of a man who went missing while swimming last month. Photo by Samar~tha P. Hawthorne FRJGHTFULrmY FURRY HALLOWKKN PA AD Country Villa Quincy Healthcare would like to invite you and your pets to our facility. Our residents would love to see your pets parade thru our facility in their costumes and visit with them. Pets of all kinds are welcomed and encourages. Treats and Prizes will be given. Please join us. Sunday, October 28th 3:30pm 50 Central Ave (behind Safeway) If you have questions please call (530) 288-2110 ask for Gayle Please come support Quincy Rainbow Girls Saturday Oct 20, 2012 4-Tpm Masonic Lodge, 70 Harbison St Quincy s6 per person Take-out Available Meal Includes 2 Tacos, Rice & Beans Funds used to assist our Local Girls attend Grand Assembly Information: 283-9796 "Play With Color" Learn the Sample from the amazing line of mineral makeup by Mary Kay Cosmetics. latest tips and techniques for flawless makeup application. Thursday, October 25th 6:30pm Enter a Mary Kay cosmetics makeover contest and you could win a trip to Los Angeles! Quincy Cooking Cottage 437 Main St, Quincy (Old Carey Candy Building) Seating limited RSVP by October 23rd Contact Susan Nesbit or (530) 283-1699 Presented by Susan Nesbitand Elizabeth Crews, ~ Independent Beauty Consultants .~ MARy KAy OCTOBER 2 Former Pioneer School Site, North Mill Creek, East Qflincy Join us for food, fun & games for the entire family! Cake Walk Fundraising Dinner Games Haunted House Costume Contest Fun!, Fun! Fun! Dan McDonald "There were four people on Managing Editor the boat," Search and Rescue Coordinator Mike Grant said last month. "Two of them A body found floating in were out swimming. One of Lake Almanor last 'week is them swam back to the boat probably that of a man be- and got out of the water. And lieved to have drowned last then they realized the other month, person didn't get out.'! Plumas County Assistant The sheriff's dispatch re- Sheriff Gerry Hendrick said ceived a 911 call at 6:41 p.m. "we are 99 percent certain" Grant said the first rescue that it's the body of Logan boat from Hamilton Branch/ Merriweather. Peninsula fire arrived on the Merriweather, 25, of Carson scene about 21 minutes later. City, has been missing since "In that 21 minutes, the Sept. 15, when he was last boat drifted about 1,600 feet,". seen swimming in the lake. Grant said. "The water in the Hendrick said the sheriff's area (Big Cove) is about 60 office can't confirm that- the feet deep. There were a 10t of body is Merriweather's until unknowns. It was very diffi- tests are concluded. He said cult." dental records would likely Other agencies joined the be used for confirmation, de- search that went on until pending on the condition of nearly midnight. Grant said the body. search and rescue dogs and Sheriff's dispatchers re- thermal imaging devices ceived a 911 call at 12:51 p.m. were used to try to locate Wednesday, Oct. 10, from a Merriweather. boater who spotted a body Grant said the search re- floating in the water, sumed the next morning at 6. Susanville Interagency Fire By the time the recovery ef- Center was notified and re- fort was scaled back three sponded, along with a boat days later (Tuesday, Sept. 18), from the sheriffs office, to re- he said many resources, in- trieve the body. cluding high-tech sonar imag- Merriweather was report- ing devices, had been de- edly swimming from a boat played. with family members when Grant said five divers, a he failed to return to the wa- California Highway Patrol he- tercraft around 6:30 p.m. Sept. licopter and boats from Lake 15. Almanor West and Lassen Authorities said the people and Yolo counties took part in on the boat didn't realize Mer- the search. riweather hadn't returned un- "It was a big operation," til after a few minutes had Grant said. "Those guys passed, worked very hard." Just a reminder! Even in Quincy, you should lock your vehicle. Recently I did not, and had a large factory Toyota Tacoma rubber bed mat stolen. If you have been approached to buy one or have any info please contact me or the Sheriff's Office. John Seibel (530) 283-0700 Why choose Blue Shield? Our Medicare supplement plans come loaded with rich benefits at low monthly rates -- all with no network restrictions, so you can see any doctor that accepts Medicare. Save up to $264 in the first 12 months with Blue Shield's Welcome to Medicare and Easy$Pay savings. You can also purchase dental vision and prescription drug coverage. Let's celebrate these low affordable rates. Give me a call today! 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