Amador Upcounty Rotary accepting Butte Fire Donations at Arco's Self Storage


Please feel free to donate the listed items below at Arco's Self Storage to be distributed by Amador Upcountry Rotary.  This will help evacuated individuals to be resettled into their homes or start anew.

- Kitchenware

- Pots & Pans

- Tables & Chairs

- Towels & Bedding

- Children’s Toys

- School Supplies

- Laundry Supplies

- Toiletries


- Camping Supplies

- Flashlights

Contact: Naomi Grimes - 209-295-6455

Arco’s Self Storage 26701

Wagon Wheel Dr., Pioneer

Tuesday – Friday 9:30 am to 5:30 pm Saturday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm


(Amador Upcountry Rotary meets: Thurs. 5:30pm at the St. George in Volcano)

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Tuesday, 22 September 2015 01:16

Fire Prevention Week: Oct. 4 - 10

Fire Prevention Week is coming upon us again (October 4 – 10) and we are preparing for our local events here in Jackson. This year’s theme is “Hear the Beep Where You Sleep. Every Bedroom Needs a Working Smoke Alarm”. The key message of this year's Fire Prevention Week campaign is to install smoke alarms in every bedroom, outside each separate sleeping area, and on every level of your home, including the basement. Larger homes may need more alarms. Please see the attached media bulletins for you to distribute and use to help us spread the word. We will be doing presentations at the local day cares in Jackson, the kindergarteners of Jackson elementary and various other clubs and organizations in Jackson. We are also encouraging other groups to contact us to schedule an event if they would like. Thank you for your continued support!


Cody Martinsen

Captain - Jackson Fire Department

33 Broadway

Jackson, CA  95642

(209) 223-9039 Station

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Thursday, 17 September 2015 02:25

Cal Fire Expands Butte Fire Information Line



Effective immediately, CAL FIRE Incident Management Team I has expanded the Butte Fire Information Line to include the Butte Fire Recovery Information Line.  The Fire Information and Fire Recovery Lines will serve as a central information center for residents and those affected by the Butte Fire. 

For any questions regarding the Butte Fire or recovery efforts, please call:

(209) 822-3159


Additional information regarding the Butte Fire can be found on

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Thursday, 17 September 2015 01:47

Kamps Propane Fire Safety Reminders

- If your propane tank or gas system has been damaged in any way as a result of the fire, contact your propane company to arrange for an inspection and repair of the system.

- If your propane service was shut off as part of your evacuation procedures, you will need a pressure test and safety check in order to safely restore your gas service.

- If you return to your home and have any reason to suspect your service was interrupted, do not attempt to relight you pilots— call your propane company for a pressure test and safety check.

- If you are uncertain if your service was interrupted, contact your propane company for a pressure test and safety check.

- If you smell gas when you return to your home, do not turn on any lights or strike any matches. Leave the building and call your propane company immediately.


We’re bringing in extra help from our other offices to help our customers get their service restored as quickly as possible. Thank you for your patience! 


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Sept. 15, 2015 - 

Sutter Health made a $300,000 donation today to support fire relief efforts across Northern California communities. The Donations will go to several organizations helping bring food, shelter and other resources to those affected by the massive Butte Fire, still burning in Amador and Calaveras counties and the Valley Fire, still raging in Lake County.

- $250,000 to the American Red Cross California Wildfires Fund to help bring food, water, and emergency shelter to families in need.

- $25,000 to support local mental health services, including grievance counselors, peer support and others to individuals impacted by the fire in Amador and Calaveras counties.

- $20,000 to additional local angencies supporting fire relief in Lake County.


For information on how you can help support relief efforts, visit the American Red Cross Website.

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For TSPN’s coverage of the Butte-Amador Fire, please visit

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Wednesday, 16 September 2015 01:18

ATTN: Veterans Affected by the Butte-Amador Fire

Victory Village has a grant to assist homeless veterans with re-housing in Amador, Calaveras, Tuolumne, Alpine, El Dorado, and Mariposa Counties.  However, these veterans must be under 50% Average Median Income for the county in which they reside or wish to relocate to.  Please have all veterans contact us for assistance, even if they do not qualify for our grant.

A lot of the veterans who have been calling us for assistance due to the loss of their home in the fire do not qualify for this grant because they are above the 50% AMI threshold.  I am starting this fund for those veterans and theuir families so that Victory Village, along with our community, can assist in getting them back on their feet.  All donations are tax-deductible up to the allowable amount.

If you know any veterans who need assistance, please have them contact Victory Village at 209-223-2286.  Even if they don't qualify for the grant, we are going to assist them in any way we can with this fund as well as many resource referrals.  

Thank you for supporting veterans and their families!
Nichole Mulford
Executive Director
Victory Village, Inc.
ADDITIONALLY: for assistance with food, clothing/shelter, or accessing medical care, you may call 1-877-4AID VET (877-424-3838).
You will be connected to a VA social worker at the nearest VA facility.

Tara Ricks

Public Affairs Officer

VA Northern California Health Care System

(O) 916-843-9247|(BB) 916-240-3370




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Monday, 14 September 2015 03:38

SERVPRO Fire Damage Restoration

SERVPRO of Amador/Calaveras Counties and Sonora is your local fire and water restoration company based out of Jackson. Because of the amount of structures affected by the fire and smoke, we have requested that a Disaster Recovery Team assist our franchise.

We are anticipating hundreds of claims. Some for simple deodorization and others for extensive fire and smoke restoration. Our office staff will be taking all phone calls and prioritizing them based on severity.

A special note for all homeowners. PLEASE do not open your refrigerator and freezer and seal them shut with duct tape. Call SERVPRO for directions on what to do with your contaminated appliances.

You can reach our office at (209)223-4423.

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Amador Community Foundation has established a DISASTER RELIEF FUND for victims of the Butte Fire.

Online contributions can be made at 

Checks: Payable to ACF. write “Butte Fire” in the memo section and mail to ACF PO Box 1154 Jackson, CA  95642

(courtesy: Loraine Davis)

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