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[title  PM News 6/28/18]

Some evacuations have been lifted as more slow progress is being reported by crews fighting the Pawnee fire. The Lake county Sheriff says it is OK for people in the Double Eagle Community to return return home., but that repopulation comes with a warning that crews are still active in the area , so anyone driving there is being asked to use extra caution. Officials say cancellation of that evacuation was based on several factors, including potential fire behavior and restoration of infrastructure. The fire information line for residents remains up at 707-967-4207. while the Lake County Wildfire Incidents Facebook page has information as well.

The latest from Cal Fire has the fire 40 percent contained and still affecting 13,700 acres with more than 3,200 personnel assigned to the incident. 22 structures have been destroyed, while another 600 or so are still at risk. Even with word that more of the fire is contained, there is concern for the weekend with a fire weather watch from tomorrow morning , 11:00 AM until Sunday evening t 8:00 PM Highs will be in the 90’s to low 100’s, north wind 10 to 20 mph with gusts to 35 mph and humidity as low as 10 percent.

The Department of Insurance Consumer Services Division is meeting with residents affected by the Pawnee Fire at the Local Assistance Center to answer questions on coverage, offer tips to consumers, and provide information about potential scams seen during and after a disaster. That open meeting with members of the Department Staff is taking place at the Spring Valley Community center until 7:00 and again tomorrow from 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM and Saturday from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

The United Way is channeling new donations to fire victims, A notice on the web page for the united way of the Wine Country says until further notice, all donations made there will be put into its disaster relief fund. That website is

Fort Bragg police have arrested two men and charged them with burglary, and possession of stolen property, drugs and a dangerous weapon . Police say 37 year old Jeremy Kenyon and 36 year old Shane Porter, both of Fort Bragg were arrested after a traffic stop on South Franklin which turned up some tools that were later identified as having been stolen from a shed in the area—along with meth, packaging material, a scale and cash. Police also say Porter was carrying an illegal punch knife hidden in his belt.

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