Modoc County

Remains of missing man found in Modoc County

ALTURAS, Calif. – Investigators believe the remains of a missing Nevada man were found in a remote part of Northern California. The Modoc County Sheriff’s Office said on February 9, 2020, human remains were found west of the Agricultural Inspection Station on …

Lone Fire update: 5,737 acres, 55% contained

MODOC NATIONAL FOREST, Calif. – Firefighters are making progress on the Lone Fire burning in Modoc County. Pictures show the just part of the area where the fire has been through in grassland and juniper forests about 47 miles southeast of Klamath …

Lone Fire in Modoc County 0% contained

MODOC NATIONAL FOREST, Calif. – A new wildfire burning in a remote part of Northern California quickly grew to over 2,500 since it first started Thursday. While 17 fires were reported in the Modoc National Forest, the largest is the Lone Fire …

Tucker Fire reaches over 14,000 acres

MODOC NATIONAL FOREST, Calif. – #UPDATE: The Tucker Fire is now 30% contained as of about 9:00 P.M. on Wednesday. ##### A fire burning near the Oregon-California border was last reported to be over 14,000 acres and 10% contained. The U.S. Forest …

Tucker Fire grows rapidly to over 12,000 acres

MODOC NAT’L FOREST, Calif. – A fire burning near the Oregon-California border grew by 10,000 acres in the past 24 hours. The U.S. Forest Service said the human-caused Tucker Fire started near Clear Lake Reservoir in Modoc County, California on July 28. …

Modoc County Sheriff Mike Poindexter retires

Alturas, Calif. — After more than four decades in uniform, Modoc County Sheriff Mike Poindexter is retiring. On January 7, 2019 Sheriff Poindexter finished up his term around noon, when Undersheriff William “Tex” Dowdy was sworn in as sheriff. Poindexter has served as …