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November 16, 2012
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Firewise celebration moved to new location

The greater Alta Sierra community has been recognized as a Firewise Communities/USA site by the National Fire Protect
ion Association for its efforts to reduce the vulnerability
of homes and landscape to wildfire.

The award will be presented at noon today at Nevada County Consolidated Fire Station 88, located at Highway 49 and LaBarr Meadows Road, not at the Alta Sierra Pizza & Grill, as previously planned, due to rain forecasted for Saturday’s event.

This free public event will be a festive occasion with the children’s education trailer, appearances by Smokey Bear, demonstrations on the proper use of a fire extinguisher and raffle drawings for haircuts from The Clip Shop, Bear River Pasta Company, Smokey Bear goodie bags and t-shirts.

For information on the Firewise Communities program and fire safety, visit or call the Fire Safe Council at (530) 272-1122.

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The Union Updated Nov 18, 2012 11:33AM Published Nov 19, 2012 07:48AM Copyright 2012 The Union. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.