Sacto 9-1-1
August 19, 2013
Taylorsville faces voluntary evacuation orders as fire nears

By Jane Braxton Little
Bee Correspondent

Residents of Taylorsville were under voluntary evacuation orders late Monday as a fire sparked by lightning Sunday afternoon moved toward the Plumas County town of around 200 people.

The Mt. Hough fire was over 150 acres burning on the south side of Indian Valley and moving east, said Lee Anne Schramel, a spokeswoman for the Plumas National Forest.

It was one of around 25 fires in the Plumas National Forest, including one burning in a remote area near Homer Lake on Keddie Ridge. Smoke jumpers and Air National Guard C-130 tankers were working to control that and other small fires, Schramel said.

In addition to Taylorsville, Plumas County Sheriff Gregory Hagwood issued voluntary evacuation notices to dozens of homes along Arlington and North Valley roads.

More lightning is expected during the week with an increase in moisture that could aid firefighters, she said.

On October 14, The Sacramento Bee will temporarily remove commenting from While we design the upgrade, we encourage you to tell us what you like and don't like about commenting on and other websites. We've heard from hundreds of you already and we're listening. Please continue to add your thoughts and questions here. We also encourage you to write Letters to the Editor on this and other topics.

About Sacto 9-1-1

Sacto 9-1-1 is a blog on crime and emergency services news in the Sacramento region.

Send feedback on Sacto 9-1-1 to Assistant Metro Editor Anthony Sorci at

Subscribe to Breaking News Alerts

Arrest Logs

Sacto 9-1-1 Q&A

Bee reporters answer questions about area crime news, trends and other issues. QUESTION: A couple of years ago, a Sacramento tax attorney named Roni Deutch was the target of an investigation by the California Department of Justice. She was accused of bilking clients out of millions and defying a court (Read More)

More Questions and Answers
See all the crime Q&As
Submit your question

March 2016

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
    1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30 31    

Monthly Archives

Kim Minugh on Twitter

Follow "Kim_Minugh" on Twitter

Local Agencies on Twitter