|July 29, 2014 |
|CCC CREWS ON THREE FIRES|
More than 100 corpsmembers -- nine crews -- are now assigned to three fires for the California Conservation Corps. The crews are working on the Sand, El Portal and French fires.
Four crews are assisting Cal Fire at the Sand Fire along the Amador/El Dorado County line. They are from CCC locations in Auburn, Lake Tahoe and Sacramento and are providing logistical support.
On the El Portal Fire in Yosemite National Park, the CCC has two Fresno crews assisting the U.S. Forest Service at the fire camp.
The newest CCC dispatch is to the French Fire in Madera County. Three crews -- from Watsonville and San Luis Obispo -- are working with the U.S. Forest Service.
In Southern California, three CCC fire crews based in Camarillo are in staging pattern, ready to help where needed.
|July 28, 2014 |
|MORE CCC CREWS DISPATCHED TO THE SAND FIRE|
The California Conservation Corps now has four crews dispatched to the Sand Fire on the border of Amador and El Dorado counties. The crews, from Auburn, Lake Tahoe and Sacramento, are assisting Cal Fire with logistical support.
There are two Fresno CCC crews helping the U.S. Forest Service on the El Portal Fire in Yosemite National Park.
In Southern California, three Camarillo crews are in a staging pattern to assist Cal Fire where needed.
|July 26, 2014 |
|CCC CREWS DISPATCHED TO SAND FIRE|
California Conservation Corps crews from centers in Auburn and Lake Tahoe were dispatched Saturday to the Sand Fire on the border of Amador and El Dorado counties. The two crews -- 30 corpsmembers -- are assisting Cal Fire with logistical support.
Elsewhere, two crews, providing initial attack as well as camp support, remain on the Bully Fire in Shasta County. The crews are from the CCC's Redding Center.
An initial attack crew from the CCC's Fortuna Center in Humboldt County has been working at the Sugarbowl Fire in Humboldt County, assisting the U.S. Forest Service.
And three crews from Camarillo in Ventura County, under the direction of Cal Fire, are in a staging pattern, ready to be called out as needed.
|July 12, 2014 |
|FOUR CCC CREWS DISPATCHED TO SHASTA CO. FIRE|
Four California Conservation Corps crews -- 52 corpsmembers -- are providing logistical support to Cal Fire on the Bully Fire in Shasta County.
The fire, located in Ono southwest of Redding, started Friday afternoon. The CCC crews are from Chico, Napa, Redding and Yreka.
The CCC also has a San Luis Obispo crew assigned to the Nicolls Fire in Kern County, and a Chico crew on the Coleman Fire in Modoc County. Both crews are assisting the U.S. Forest Service.
Two Camarillo crews are in a staging pattern for Cal Fire.
|July 07, 2014 |
|MORE THAN 200 CORPSMEMBERS DISPATCHED TO FIRES|
The CCC has 224 corpsmembers -- 15 crews -- dispatched to fires throughout the state. The fires include the Monticello Fire in Yolo County and the Butts Fire in Napa County.
The largest contingent is on the Monticello Fire, where 60 corpsmembers are providing logistical support to Cal Fire. There are two crews from the Placer Center and two from the Sacramento Satellite.
On the Colman Canyon Fire in Modoc County, there are 57 corpsmembers -- 4 crews -- including both initial attack and logistical support crews from Ukiah, Fortuna, Siskiyou and Chico. A Redding crew is assisting with a separate fire in Modoc County. Both fires are under the direction of the U.S. Forest Service/Bureau of Land Management.
The Butts Fire burning in Napa County has two CCC crews, from Napa and Ukiah, assisting Cal Fire. A Fresno crew is assigned to the Ranch Fire in the Sequoia National Forest near Lake Isabella.
Two Camarillo crews are staging in Northern California for Cal Fire, with an additional crew staging in Ventura County.
Additional CCC crews may be dispatched as the need arises.
|July 03, 2014 |
|NEARLY 100 CORPSMEMBERS ON NAPA, MODOC FIRES|
Five California Conservation Corps crews -- 69 corpsmembers-- will be working on Modoc County fires by this evening, aiding the U.S. Forest Service/Bureau of Land Management. The crews are from Chico, Fortuna, Redding, Ukiah and Yreka. The Redding crew had been assigned to a Modoc County fire a few days ago.
The CCC crews are providing both frontline attack and logistical support at the fire camps.
Two crews -- 29 corpsmembers -- continue to assist on the Butts Fire in Napa County, working for Cal Fire.
Additional crews from Camarillo are staging, ready for dispatch as needed.
|July 02, 2014 |
|CCC DISPATCHED TO NAPA, MODOC FIRES|
California Conservation Corps crews from Napa and Ukiah -- 29 corpsmembers -- are now providing logistical support to Cal Fire on the Butts Fire in Napa and Lake counties. A CCC crew from Redding is assisting the U.S. Forest Service on fires in Modoc County.
In addition, five fire crews from Camarillo, Fortuna and South Lake Tahoe are staging, ready for dispatch as needed.
More CCC crews may be called out as requested by Cal Fire and the U.S. Forest Service.
|June 05, 2014 |
|TENT CAMP TO AID DROUGHT RELIEF EFFORTS|
The CCC now has a tent camp set up at Silverwood Lake State Recreation Area, about 45 minutes from San Bernardino.
Thirty-five corpsmembers will be based there for six months, tackling fire hazard reduction work in the Silverwood Lake area and beyond. The camp will move to Northern California for an additional six months of work.
The CCC's work is funded through a $10 million allocation for drought relief efforts. Half of the funding will go to fire hazard reduction work; the other half to water conservation measures.
|May 28, 2014 |
|CCC CREWS SENT TO HUNTER FIRE|
Four crews -- 45 corpsmembers -- have been dispatched by Cal Fire to the Hunter Fire near Lake McClure in Mariposa County.
The corpsmembers are from CCC sites in San Jose, Stockton and Watsonville. They are providing logistical support to Cal Fire at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds.
Earlier this month, nearly 200 corpsmembers provided initial attack and assistance to Cal Fire and the U.S. Forest Service on wildfires in San Diego and Santa Barbara counties.
|May 16, 2014 |
|12 CCC CREWS DISPATCHED TO SOUTHERN CALIF. FIRES|
A dozen crews from the California Conservation Corps -- 170 corpsmembers -- are helping to combat the wildfires in San Diego and Santa Barbara counties.
CCC crews from Los Angeles, Pomona, San Diego and San Bernardino are assisting with logistical support at fire camps in San Diego County. Crews are working for both Cal Fire and the U.S. Forest Service; they are assigned to the Bernardo and Tomahawk fires among other locations.
In Santa Barbara County, Camarillo and San Luis Obispo corpsmembers are helping with both initial attack efforts and camp support on the Miguelito Fire.
Additional CCC crews stand ready to assist where needed.