Fire department workers given incentives

By Ryan Lengerich When the bells go off at Clovis fire station No. 3 and the ambulance sirens are flicked on, Bill Baca doesn’t know who or what he will encounter. The fire department’s driver and paramedic said at least twice each month he will encounter a Spanish-only speaking subject. Baca said he speaks limited […]

Officials say China Star blaze was accident

By Darrell Todd Maurina: CNJ Staff Writer Investigators ruled Wednesday morning that a fire at the China Star restaurant was accidental, Assistant Fire Chief Ray Westerman said. Westerman said the fire began Sunday morning near a deep fryer where a cook, Zhang Tingfa, had been changing the oil and left the room to make a […]

Officials have China Star fire set for investigation

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Clovis firefighters work to put out a fire Sunday at the China Star restaurant on Main Street. Fire officials said the building was a total loss. (Courtesy photo: John Bourne) By Darrell Todd Maurina: CNJ Staff Writer Clovis firefighters have secured the premises of the China Star restaurant, which burned Sunday morning, and don’t plan […]