Modoc County

Drone used to map Parker 2 Fire

Alturas, Calif. – The Federal Aviation Administration recently granted permission for the Department of the Interior to fly a fixed-wing unmanned aircraft system (UAS) over an active wildfire. The UAS, colloquially known as a drone, was operated by a Department of the …

Modoc July Complex 91% contained

Modoc National Forest, Calif. – A series of fire that have burned over 83,000 acres in northern California are 91% contained. As of August 10 at 12:00 p.m., the U.S. Forest Service said 1,227 personnel are working to suppress the lightning-sparked Modoc …

Modoc July Complex update

Modoc County, Calif. – A wildfire complex continues to threaten a northern California community. As of August 2, the Modoc July Complex has burned over 73,000 acres of grass, brush and timber in the Modoc National Forest off Highway 395. 2,058 personnel …

Firefighters stumble upon marijuana grow

Alturas, Calif. – Crews fighting a wildfire in northern California were pulled from the line after a marijuana grow was discovered on public land. The Modoc County Sheriff’s Office said they were made aware of the illegal grow on the evening of …

Alturas man’s self-defense claim holds up

Alturas, Calif. – Modoc County prosecutors have dismissed murder charges against an Alturas man. Christopher Brown was arrested in May of this year for stabbing and killing James Houseman. Witnesses say the incident happened when brown and houseman were arguing over a …

Man found dead two days after brutal assault

ALTURAS, Calif. – A man was found dead in an Alturas motel room two days after he was allegedly assaulted. Police are now investigating whether the death was due to injuries sustained during the assault. Alturas police said 55-year-old Freddie Troy Baca …
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