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May 14, 1995 | JOHN McKINNEY
To the motorist cruising Interstate 5 through the Mt. Shasta area, dark, forbidding Black Butte attracts almost as much attention as the great snowy volcano. Locals claim that on foggy days they regularly spot travelers snapping photos of Black Butte in the mistaken belief that it's Mt. Shasta.
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July 22, 2009 | Julie Cart
A 20-year-old U.S. Forest Service firefighter died Tuesday after falling while rappelling from a helicopter during a training exercise near Willow Creek, in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest. The firefighter, who was not identified, fell 200 feet into the Trinity River during a required safety training exercise, according to Humboldt County Coroner Dave Parris. He said the accident appeared to be the result of a mistake on the part of the firefighter or the helicopter crew. "From the statements we have so far, it's definitely a safety oversight on behalf of the crew," Parris said.
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July 22, 2009 | Julie Cart
A 20-year-old U.S. Forest Service firefighter died Tuesday after falling while rappelling from a helicopter during a training exercise near Willow Creek, in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest. The firefighter, who was not identified, fell 200 feet into the Trinity River during a required safety training exercise, according to Humboldt County Coroner Dave Parris. He said the accident appeared to be the result of a mistake on the part of the firefighter or the helicopter crew. "From the statements we have so far, it's definitely a safety oversight on behalf of the crew," Parris said.
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August 22, 2008 | Steve Chawkins
The Aug. 5 helicopter crash that killed nine during a Northern California forest fire was caused when power was lost to the main rotor on takeoff, the National Transportation Safety Board said Thursday. However, what caused that failure may not be known until the board completes its investigation and issues its final conclusions, said spokeswoman Bridget Serchak. Seven firefighters and two pilots died when the Sikorsky S-61N struck a tree, plummeted and burst into flames deep in Shasta-Trinity National Forest.
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November 23, 1988 | Associated Press
Environmentalists have won a federal court order halting logging of $1.6 million worth of salvage timber along the south fork of the Trinity River in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest. U.S. District Judge Lawrence K. Karlton issued a 45-page preliminary injunction Monday, preventing the logging of 18.4 million board-feet of lumber until a trial settles the case.
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August 10, 2008 | From the Associated Press
Authorities continued to work Saturday to recover the remains of nine people who died when a firefighting helicopter crashed in remote Northern California wilderness. The Sikorsky S-61N aircraft was carrying 10 firefighters, two pilots and a U.S. Forest Service employee when it went down just after take-off Tuesday night in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest. Four of those aboard were injured and taken to hospitals. The remains of one victim were removed from the crash site Friday, and more were expected to be recovered over the weekend, said Sgt. Royce Grossman of the Trinity County Sheriff's Department.
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August 22, 2008 | Steve Chawkins
The Aug. 5 helicopter crash that killed nine during a Northern California forest fire was caused when power was lost to the main rotor on takeoff, the National Transportation Safety Board said Thursday. However, what caused that failure may not be known until the board completes its investigation and issues its final conclusions, said spokeswoman Bridget Serchak. Seven firefighters and two pilots died when the Sikorsky S-61N struck a tree, plummeted and burst into flames deep in Shasta-Trinity National Forest.
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July 28, 2001 | SARAH HALE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Fishermen here have long complained about the wily river otters that steal fish and knock over bait buckets. Pesky, but hardly dangerous. But now questions, theories and rumors abound in this small Northern California mountain town ever since a 17-year-old girl was attacked by five river otters. Attack otters? "It's otterly amazing," said Glenn Hassenpflug, a spokesman at Redding Medical Center, where doctors treated Erin Vanduzer's otter bites--30 of them.
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April 30, 2008 | From the Associated Press
A moderate earthquake hit a mountainous region of Northern California on Tuesday night. The magnitude 5.2 temblor struck at 8:03 p.m., centered about 11 miles southeast of the town of Willow Creek in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. There were no immediate reports of damage or injury late Tuesday. The quake originated about 11 miles below the surface on an unmapped fault, said seismologist David Oppenheimer. Few aftershocks were felt, scientists said.
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September 3, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
The 720-acre wildfire west of Hayfork is believed to be an arson fire, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection reported Sunday. The rural Trinity County blaze had not burned any structures since it began Friday evening, and it was 60% contained by Sunday morning, fire officials said. They expected full containment by 6 p.m. Monday. The blaze started on private property and moved into the Shasta Trinity National Forest, and 21 square miles of the forest have been closed.
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August 10, 2008 | From the Associated Press
Authorities continued to work Saturday to recover the remains of nine people who died when a firefighting helicopter crashed in remote Northern California wilderness. The Sikorsky S-61N aircraft was carrying 10 firefighters, two pilots and a U.S. Forest Service employee when it went down just after take-off Tuesday night in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest. Four of those aboard were injured and taken to hospitals. The remains of one victim were removed from the crash site Friday, and more were expected to be recovered over the weekend, said Sgt. Royce Grossman of the Trinity County Sheriff's Department.
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July 28, 2001 | SARAH HALE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Fishermen here have long complained about the wily river otters that steal fish and knock over bait buckets. Pesky, but hardly dangerous. But now questions, theories and rumors abound in this small Northern California mountain town ever since a 17-year-old girl was attacked by five river otters. Attack otters? "It's otterly amazing," said Glenn Hassenpflug, a spokesman at Redding Medical Center, where doctors treated Erin Vanduzer's otter bites--30 of them.
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May 14, 1995 | JOHN McKINNEY
To the motorist cruising Interstate 5 through the Mt. Shasta area, dark, forbidding Black Butte attracts almost as much attention as the great snowy volcano. Locals claim that on foggy days they regularly spot travelers snapping photos of Black Butte in the mistaken belief that it's Mt. Shasta.
NEWS
November 23, 1988 | Associated Press
Environmentalists have won a federal court order halting logging of $1.6 million worth of salvage timber along the south fork of the Trinity River in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest. U.S. District Judge Lawrence K. Karlton issued a 45-page preliminary injunction Monday, preventing the logging of 18.4 million board-feet of lumber until a trial settles the case.
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September 8, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Three inmate firefighters were injured--one of them seriously--battling a wind-driven blaze Saturday in rugged Trinity County that charred an estimated 400 acres. Authorities said at least one family was evacuated from the area, about six miles southeast of Hayfork, an isolated ranching community about 250 miles north of San Francisco. The blaze was located on federal land in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest.
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September 27, 1987 | From United Press International
Gusty winds Saturday helped dissipate choking layers of smoke from month-old fires in Northern California, but at the same time fanned the flames that continued to burn on huge chunks of the Klamath National Forest. The fires at Klamath have burned 224,000 acres in the last four weeks, fire information officer Jo Ellen Keil said. "We're expecting 20 m.p.h.-plus winds out of the north, but there's still no sign of rain," Keil said.
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