A CalFire lookout keeps watch on the Ponderosa Fire that burned 27,676 acres in Tehama and Shasta counties in August. Fire Prevention Fees now being billed to property owners in State Respon-sibility Areas won't fund the costs of such fighting fires.
Fire fee under attack.
More than 9,000 Tehama County property owners will be receiving a bill from the state around the end of October for fire prevention.
California's Board of Equalization is mailing out the annual $150 Fire Prevention Benefit Assessment fee to $9,071 county property owners who come under Sta. Read Fire fee under attack...