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Chester Progressive, Westwood PinePress Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017 5A Fire unc Plumas County has experienced a tremendous year of fire activity. At the Fire Safe Council's regular meetings, Plumas National Forest and CalFire have been providing updates on the fires that have kept them busy. Despite the changing weather, they're not done yet. In fact, they're never done -- when crews are not actively containing flames, the focus is on prevention activities. The Plumas County Fire Safe Council has partnered with PNF and CalFire to tackle hazardous fuels reduction projects around communities as part of the prevention effort. The PCFSC currently has funding for five project areas, totaling over 1,000 acres of fuels reduction treatments. Interested parties can learn more about these projects andother fire-safe initiatives at the next meeting of the council Thursday, Nov. 9, from 9 to 11 a.m., at the Plumas County Planning & Building Services office, 555 Main Street in Quincy. Council meetings m'e held on the second Thursday of each month and are attended by citizens, business owners and representatives from local, state and federal government agencies, who share a common interest in preventing loss of life and minimizing loss of property from wildland fires. For more information about the Plumas County Fire Safe Council or the upcoming meeting, visit or contact Hannah at 283-3739. S umas urn uspension li perm The burn permit suspension in Plumas County has been lifted. CalFire Lassen Modoc Unit Chief Don Gordon rescinded the burn permit suspension Oct. 24 and said those possessing current and valid agriculture and residential burn permits can resume burning on permissible burn days. Agriculture burns must be inspected by CalFire prior to burning until the end of peak fwe season. Inspections may be required for burns other than agriculture burns as well. This can be verified by contacting your local Air Quality Management District. While cooler temperatures have helped to diminish the. threat of wildfire, property owners and residents are asked to use caution while conducting debris or agriculture burns. Always use caution when burning, follow all guidelines provided and maintain control of the fire at all times. Individuals can be held civilly and/or criminally liable for allowing a t'we to escape their control and/or burn onto neighboring property. In Plumas County, call the offices of the Northern Sierra Air Quality Control District: Portola: 832-4528 Quincy: 283-3602 Greenville: 284-6520 Chester: 258-2588 Safe/:esidential pile burning of forest residue by landowners is a crucial tool in reducing fire hazards. State, federal and local land management and fire agencies will also be utilizing this same window of opportunity to conduct prescribed burns aimed at improving forest health on private and public lands. For more information on burning, visit the CalFire website at A group of Chester High School kids pose at night at the home of Chester resident Stephanie Preston, to exhibit their collection of carved -- and spooky -- Jack O' Lanterns. Photo submitted A Halloween Tradition Not as frightening during daylight hours, a row of carved pumpkins sits on display at Stephanie Preston's home in Chester, who, along with her son and several of his Chester High School classmates, joins in the Halloween tradition every year. Photo) by Stacy Fisher I WHERE: Lassen Community College Get o Registration ODens To enroll, contact Admissions & Records at 530.251.8808. For additional information, contact Carol Growdon, NRA/Gunsmithing and POST Coordinator at 530.257.618-1 ext. 8910. ...... . .......... 478-200 Hwy. 139, Susanville, CA 96130 I I II I II II I Ill II II