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Glad to receive the city’s help in reducing fire danger

By: Maggie Rose McGurk
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 We have a wildfire danger situation here in Lincoln with several large logs, dead trees and limbs directly next to homes off Twelve Bridges Drive on Black Hawk Lane. During a fire, wind could blow the smaller limbs and brush to other area grass and brush.

I have been reporting on this situation for more than a year and a half with no results until now.

I received some very good news Tuesday. The city of Lincoln informed me that Sun City Lincoln Hills will remove the dead tree and limbs that, in my opinion, constitutes a clear danger to homes in Lincoln Hills as a potential “wildfire” fuel possibility.

City of Lincoln attorney Kristine L. Mollenkopf emailed me that the fire department and city’s Code Enforcement Division was advised by the Sun City Lincoln Hills Community Association that a crew will be in the area at the end of this week to begin the process of removing dead limbs and pruning live limbs that are within eight feet of the ground.

It will take about three to four weeks to remove and mitigate potential fuel sources. 

In addition, the city committed resources to ensure the grasses are mowed within the city’s easement. 

Mollenkopf’s email concluded with, “Going forward, the City has committed to working with the property management team to address the balance between fire protection and preservation of wildlife habitat being managed by the Wildlife Heritage Foundation in the area.”

 I want to thank Mollenkopf, Lincoln Mayor Stan Nader Mayor, Fire Chief Bill Hack, Supervisor Robert Weygandt’s aide Shanti Landon, Sen. Ted Gaines’ office and Rep. Kevin Kiley’s office for listening to me and offering to help.

I am glad we have code procedures that, when enforced, can remove danger from our homes.

Please let me know if you see any wildfire danger and I will be glad to help you get it removed.

I am in the path of wildfire danger and will sleep better tonight, knowing that the fuel will be removed! I will document the removal of this large dead tree for the next four weeks.

To report any signs of wildfire hazards, please call Lincoln Fire Department’s Division Chief Tolan Dworak at 916-434-2415.


  • Maggie Rose McGurk


Maggie Rose McGurk of Maggie Rose McGurk Photo Art is a Lincoln resident, who goes everywhere with her camera. See more photos of Placer County life at Contact her at or 543-5300.