In the heat, Sutter firefighters respond to state’s forest fires, and there was a tour of the levee work by Army Corps Colonel

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Sutter County Supervisor and SBFCA Board Member Dan Flores (right) was on hand this morning to thank U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Colonel David Ray for the Corps’ quick issuance of a permit allowing the levee work to proceed.

While temperatures are expected to skyrocket to 110 degrees over Labor Day weekend, emergency repairs will continue on the Feather River levee at Yuba City, and some Sutter County firefighters have been dispatched mutual aid to two of the wildfires burning in Northern California.

Second District Supervisor Dan Flores was on hand at a levee tour this morning to personally thank Colonel David Ray, Commander of the Sacramento District of the Army Corps of Engineers, for the Corps’ issuance in five weeks of a permit that would normally take 2 1/2 years to acquire, that allowed the emergency work to proceed. Sutter Buttes Flood Control Agency staff guided the tour for Colonel Ray and other Army Corps staff. Also present were Yuba City Mayor Stan Cleveland and Levee District One Board Member Charles Hoppin.

Meanwhile, firefighters from Sutter County Fire, Meridian Fire Department, and East Nicolaus Fire Department have been dispatched as part of strike teams to the Eclipse Fire near Happy Camp in the Klamath National Forest, and the Ponderosa Fire east of Oroville Dam.

The sutter County Fire Department, Sheriff’s Department, and Emergency Management issued this advice about surviving the heat this weekend:

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