News Briefs: Jan. 8
Monday fire destroys mobile home, RV
A fire early Monday morning destroyed a mobile home and an RV that was parked next to it.
The fire was in the 19000 block of Baseline Road, west of George. When firefighters were called to the scene at 6:20 a.m., the structures were “fully involved,” said Don Fortier, chief of Grant County Fire District No. 3.
Grant County Fire Marshal Dave Nelson said on Wednesday the cause of the fire was “undetermined.”
No one was home at the time of the incident, Fortier said. A family member who lives close by reported the fire, he said.
Firefighters from the fire district’s stations in George, Low Gap and Quincy responded to the scene.
Fortier reminds the public that as temperatures dip, people should be checking their heating systems and keeping them clear of any obstructions that may cause a fire.
Ybarra new president of school board
Alex Ybarra has been appointed the 2015 president of the Quincy School Board.
Ybarra took office in 2012 and is in the second year of a four-year term.
Ybarra is also the District 7 representative to the North Central EDS Board. In that role, he represents all schools in District 7, from Oroville south to Othello.
Appointed vice president for 2015 was JoAnn Garces. Both the president and vice president serve one-year terms.
Police continue to seek Adrian A. Diaz
Quincy police continue to search for a person of interest in a Dec. 19 shooting that left a man injured.
Quincy police would like to speak to Adrian A. Diaz, 19, of Quincy, who is believed to have information regarding the shooting.
Anyone with information about his whereabouts is asked to called Officer Stormy Baughman or Detective Jorge Trujillo at 787-2222.
On Dec. 19, police responded to calls of shots fired in the 300 block of A Street Southeast. Sergio Mendoza, 19, of Quincy was struck once.
Animal shelter gets $20,000 donation
The Quincy Animal Shelter recently received a $20,000 donation from the Robert Ruby Foundation. The money will be used to begin a responsible pet ownership educational program, according to a press release.