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A major crash on Highway 101 closed the freeway in Mendocino County for several hours. The crash last night took power down too after the driver crashed into a pole. One person in the car taken by medical helicopter to a hospital in Santa Rosa and another went to Howard Hospital in Willits. A third person was not injured. The crash reported near Laytonville last night, near Twin Pine Road. CHP reports an SUV rolled and landed on its roof and went down a steep embankment. There were reports that power lines hit a work truck, but no confirmation. The highway was totally closed for a time, then reopened to one way traffic until very early this morning.

A case of measles reported in Mendocino County. Mendocino County HHSA, Public Health confirms the case was someone who was traveling into the county Memorial Day weekend. It’s a warning for those not immunized against the disease about possible exposure. All of the visits were in Fort Bragg, Friday thru Sunday of the long holiday weekend at the Beachcomber Motel, at Django’s Rough Bar that Friday, Sea Pal Cove Restaurant on that Saturday, the Skunk Train Saturday, North Coast Brewing Saturday and David’s Deli that Sunday. The symptoms include fever, cough, runny nose, red eyes and a rash which can show up one to three weeks after exposure. Those at high risk include infants and children under 5, adults older than 20, pregnant women, and people with compromised immune systems like with leukemia and HIV.

PG&E will be putting up high def cameras and weather stations as we’ve been reporting. Now word, as part of the utility’s Community Wildfire Safety Program they’ve installed three cameras in Humboldt County. By the end of the year, PG&E should have as many as 600 weather stations and 100 high-definition cameras in high fire-threat areas. It comes after the October 2017 wildfire storm and the Camp Fire last year. The cameras and weather stations will help the utility forecast high fire-risk weather conditions and response efforts 24/7. So far 200 weather stations are up. Nearby counties that also have them include, Butte, Lake, Mendocino, Napa, Sonoma, Tehama, and Yuba. There are 25 cameras installed so far of the 100. With Napa, Lake and Yolo already getting those, among a handful of other counties too.

A riot at a Northern Calif. fire camp. Kym Kemp reporting it happened at Alder Conservation Camp near Klamath with up to 50 inmates involved. It happened last night near the baseball field at the fire camp. No Cal Fire workers were injured during the riot. The news site reports there were at least three ambulances reporting to the scene. And a resident nearby posted on social media there were 10 California Highway Patrol cars, four Sheriff vehicles three or four park rangers, and at least two “fire units” and one ambulance responding to the camp. The camp provides inmate fire crews in the Humboldt-Del Norte Ranger areas.

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