Farewell to J.R.

The Rancho Sequoia community and family members gathered to say goodbye to a beloved member today.  Walter Harold Craig, Jr. was known as JR to friends. He was known as a hard-working man. A neighbor called him “the nicest guy.”  She said he was an “awesome” heavy equipment driver that “made just about every road, driveway, [and] flat in this mountain.

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Report of Fire in the Wilder Ridge Area [Confirmed as a Legal Campfire]

There is a report of a vegetation fire near 4062 Wilder Ridge Rd. near Fox Springs Rd.  Cal Fire and Honeydew fire  are responding.  LoCO will update with more information as it becomes available.   UPDATED 9:55 P.M.: Doug Bryan of the Southern Humboldt Fire Chiefs Public Information Team writes, “The reported vegetation fire in the 4000 block of Wilder

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Fires at Shelter Cove

Photo by Tonya Kaser of fire crews at the Black Fire UPDATE 7/5: Bryan says that as of 3 A.M. the Black Fire was contained and the cause is under investigation. UPDATE 1:36 A.M.: There is now only one active fire [the Black Fire]in Shelter Cove according to KMUD News.  It is 1.9 acres. After multiple small fire in the Southern Humboldt

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Lightning Fires: Photos and Video

  Spectacular photo of a lightning strike yesterday afternoon in Southern Humboldt (Photographer Sandra Bonham.) According to the US National Weather Service in Eureka’s Facebook page, Over 500 cloud to ground lightning strikes occurred yesterday and last night in the three county area of Trinity, Humboldt, and Mendocino counties. Multiple small fires have been reported in the Shasta-Trinity and Mendocino National

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