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The Monticello Fire came within a few hundred feet of this abandoned barn, past the end of County Road 34, near the southern entrance to Bobcat Ranch.

Photo by Lura Meyer

Crews mop up
after fire

By MARGARET BURNS
Staff writer


Residents of the areas west of Winters that were evacuated during the Monticello Fire had returned home by Monday morning, July 7, knowing that Cal Fire and the sheriff’s office said the area was out of danger.
But Cal Fire trucks, bulldozers and water tankers were still being brought in via Road 34 in great numbers at 7 a.m. that morning. Once the fire danger was suppressed, it was time to begin the second part of Cal Fire’s mission: restoration and repair.
An owner of a water truck company from Calaveras County explained why they were there.
“We are part of the clean-up crew. We go in and water roads and restore water to ponds if they have been used by the helicopter crews. Fences that have been taken down get put back up. If city water has been used, it will be replaced or the city reimbursed. I’m a former firefighter myself as are many others of the support units here. That way we know what conditions we are likely to encounter.”
“We try to repair any damage caused by the fire suppression activities,” said Kevin Lucero, public information officer for the Monticello Fire. . . .

 

 

 



Ka’mi Drumright (number 66) and Alfonso Mederos (number 53) enjoy the moment after playing in the 42nd Annual East vs West All Star Football Classic in Napa on July 19.

Photo by Michele Drumright

Drumright, Mederos play in East/West Classic

By ERIC LUCERO
Express sports

Ka’mi Drumright and Alfonso Mederos represented the Winters Warriors football program on July 19, as they played in the 42nd annual East vs West All Star football classic in Napa. The two played in the final year of this event being played in the summer. Next year the game will be played in December for the first time.
Both former Warriors got a lot of playing time in the game but on opposite sides of the ball. Drumright played center for the West team and Mederos played nose guard.
“I had a great time,” said Drumright. “I wasn’t sure how it was going to play out as far as playing time but once we started practicing I realized I could play with them. I got a lot of playing time and enjoyed playing my last football game.” . . .

 

 

 

 


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