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Crews continue working at the Eagle Fire in lake County. CalFire says the fire, about 12 miles northeast of Clearlake in a remote location near Walker Ridge Road and Bartlett Springs Road, has burned around 75 acres and is about 40 percent contained. The National Weather Service says the Eagle Fire and the growing Ranch Fire to the northeast in Tehama County are contributing to hazy skies and what forecasters call “moderate” air quality across much of the region.

The Ukiah Valley Fire Authority responding to a couple fires, including one this morning along the Russian River, near what authorities think are homeless encampments. This morning’s fire, called in around 7AM under a bridge along Lake Mendocino Drive apparently started by someone trying to stay warm with a cook stove and spread to some nearby junk The Ukiah Daily news reporting that there was also a similar fire on Monday Afternoon along the Rail Trail near East Gobbi Street. Fire Division Chief Jeff Adair is glad that people nearby have been alert, spotting the fires and calling them in, especially since today’s fire was fairly close to some neighboring homes. The Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office has been called in to look at the cases

Police are investigating an armed holdup at a Fort Bragg movie theater. Officers—called to the Coast Cinemas on South Franklin Street just after 7 on Monday evening, after a report that a man with a gun demanded money from an employee, grabbed the cash from the register and ran. Nobody was hurt. That suspect is described as a white man in his 40s, about 6 feet tall with what was described as a deep voice, who was wearing a black and orange beanie with a California Flag, a large puffy jacket and blue jeans with a hammer loop. Detectives are looking at surveillance video and following up on leads and would like to hear from anyone who has any information about the case. Any tips provided can be kept anonymous.

The Mendocino County Board of Supervisors ratifying a proclamation of a local emergency issued last month because of the Public Safety Power Shutoffs. That proclamation clears the way for the county to look for money to reimburse any additional costs incurred because of the shutoffs and to consider any emergency related ordinances that might be needed. Today’s board meeting was on the road, as members convened in Mendocino. Supervisors say meeting there gave them a chance to hear the specific concerns of people along the coast, without those residents having to travel to Ukiah.

Polls in the Northshore Fire protection district in Lake County are open until 8:00, as voters decide on a special property tax to fund fire and EMS services, hire firefighters and buy some new equipment. To find out where to vote, and more about the Measure N proposal, you can check the Lake County Website. The Registrars Office is also open, to take mail in ballots and answer any questions.

Lakeport Police say last month’s national drug take back day was a success. The department says about 40 people safety disposed of 48.3 pounds of prescription medications, including opioids like Oxycodone, Dilaudid and Fentanyl, keeping them off the streets and out of the environment. Police say even though the drug take back day happens only twice a year, they always accept unwanted prescription meds at the station during normal business hours.

Two people are being held without bail in Lake County after police say they found stolen items in their car, plus drugs and other stolen items at their home. Sheriff’s Deputies say they were called to the area of Kokanee Way and Soda Bay Road in Kelseyville last Thursday for reports of a suspicious person in the area. That’s where they found an unoccupied black BMW blocking a driveway and inside, items taken from the Grace Evangelical Free Church in Kelseyville. Also inside—papers leading them to 33 year old Nichirein Langston and 28 year old Elona Vizzi, of Kelseyville. Cops later arrested the two at their home, where the officers say they found two ounces of meth, 134 pounds of marijuana, dozens of prescription pills, along with two chain saws, a leaf blower, tools, and a generator taken from the church and other places around the area. Langston and Vizzi are both now facing multiple charges. Officers say Langston admitted to taking the items and police are hoping to find the rightful owners. You can see them on the County Sheriff’s web page and claim them if you can prove they’re yours.

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