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A house fire on ridge top near Upper Lake kept firefighters busy on Saturday night. Officials got word of the blaze at a two-story home on a ridge near Bambi Lane around 8 pm. When crews from the Northshore Fire Department arrived, they saw that the fire has pretty much had spread throughout the home. To extinguish the blaze crews utilized three fire engines, a water tender, the all-volunteer Northshore Fire District Support team, and Lakeport Fire even sent out three of their engines. Firefighters were still on the scene tapping out hot spots until almost 1 am Sunday and some fire crews had to return later that day to extinguish smoldering hot spots. The good news is that the family that lives there was not home at the time, and no one was injured. Fire investigators are still working to pinpoint the cause, which is difficult due to the structure being deemed ‘unsafe to investigate’ at this time.

PG&E is warning folks about several scams currently going on. One is called spoofed calling, where the number of the caller is disguised. This is a common scam where the victim is threatened to rectify the issue immediately whether it be payment or giving them personal information. Other scams being reported to PG&E are people claiming to be from the company to sell a service of a solar evaluation this scam is to either sell a product, gain access to your home and your personal information. Officials with Pacific Gas and Energy want to remind everyone that they will never ask for your financial information over the phone. PG&E says that the con-artists are even sending suspicious emails that look like they are a bill, but they are not. If you have received something like this email Scamreporting. If you think some has tried to scam you, you are urged to report it by calling 1-833-500 -SCAM, that is 1-833-500-7226.

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office is looking to hire ‘Deputy II’ positions. A Deputy II performs a variety of peace officer duties under general supervision. The jobs expected to be performed are the protection of life and property, providing information and assistance to the public, crime prevention and suppression, criminal investigation, enforcement of laws and ordinances and case preparation and testimony. A Deputy II is an experienced class in that it is distinguished from Sheriff’s Sergeant in that the latter supervises and trains deputies as well as performs their law enforcement duties. According to the press release, candidates must have 18 months of sworn law enforcement experience equivalent to the county’s class of Deputy Sheriff I. Those who are interested can apply online or email their resume and cover letter to personnel.

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