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September 4, 2015 at 10:51 PM Vehicle vs motorcycle in front of Jack in the Box in Grass Valley. Roadway partially blocked. Firefighters and medics at scene. Use caution in the area.
September 4, 2015 at 9:39 PM As of right now, there are no fires in Nevada or Placer County. You may smell smoke, both from the Rough Fire (which is now almost 90,000 acres) and from wood stoves being used to ward of the chill at night. As always, if you see flames, call 911. Remember the burn ban is still in effect, no burn piles allowed!
September 4, 2015 at 5:21 PM Nothing showing in the Thousand Trails area. Engines returning to their stations.
September 4, 2015 at 5:04 PM Smoke check in the area of Thousand Trails. Dobbins Fire, Cal Fire en route.
September 4, 2015 at 12:51 PM Heads up, debris in the westbound lanes on Hwy 20 near Rex Reservoir.
September 4, 2015 at 11:11 AM Single vehicle rollover on Marysville Road, 1/4 mile east Bullards Dam. One way traffic only, CHP on scene, emergency responders en route.
September 4, 2015 at 10:24 AM Firefighters are being dispatched to an unattended burn pile!
September 4, 2015 at 10:03 AM Breezy north winds and warming up over the weekend. A low pressure system over the Pacific Northwest will bring a chance of showers or thunderstorms to the northern mountains with partly cloudy skies. Lassen peak may see a dusting of snow. Breezy north winds over the weekend warming to near normal by Sunday. A little warmer than normal next week under upper level high pressure.
September 4, 2015 at 8:41 AMFire Officials Urge Caution for Labor Day Weekend. The end of summer, final camping trips, last boating adventures and one last barbeque cookout are quickly approaching with the upcoming Labor Day weekend holiday. For most people this time of year usually marks the unofficial end of summer, but for California, it is historically just the beginning of the most dangerous time for wildfires.
September 3, 2015 at 4:18 PM The Pleasant Fire is contained, Air Attack is released. Firefighters are still dealing with the point of origin of the fire. Mop-up operations are ongoing and will take at least an hour. Please use caution on Hwy 49 and Pleasant Valley Road and watch for fire equipment.
September 3, 2015 at 4:12 PM Air Attack is canceling the helicopter, no need for it thanks to the great work by the ground resources.
September 3, 2015 at 4:10 PM Besides the units at scene, two engines, one dozer and a crew are to continue to the Pleasant Fire. All other resources can cancel and return to their stations.
September 3, 2015 at 4:07 PM Incident Commander on the Pleasant Fire reports the fire is boxed in, no spread anticipated. Firefighters working on the trailer that caught fire.
Photo courtesy Teresa Hawes Lee
September 3, 2015 at 4:03 PM Air Attack reporting the Pleasant Fire is approximately 1/4 acre, forward progress of the vegetation fire stopped by firefighters on the ground. The air tanker will be canceled, a helicopter is en route to assist the work of the firefighters on the ground.
September 3, 2015 at 4:01 PM Water tender on scene, numerous engines on scene.
September 3, 2015 at 3:58 PM Air Attack and tanker are over the Pleasant Fire at Petersons Corner.
September 3, 2015 at 3:56 PM North San Juan Fire is on scene, reporting no structures threatened at this time. The fire is confined by a road, next engine to arrive is to go behind Petersons and attack the fire from the flank.
September 3, 2015 at 3:53 PM The fire is now reported as being right behind Petersons Corner in North San Juan, a trailer on the property is threatened.
September 3, 2015 at 3:49 PM Report of a vegetation fire on Hwy 49 at Pleasant Valley Road, grass on fire. Full wildland dispatch, including aerial resources en route.
September 3, 2015 at 11:33 AM Traffic control at Boulder St / Red Dog Rd in Nevada City, prepare for some delays.
September 3, 2015 at 11:10 AM A helicopter is currently working well within the fireline of the Lowell Fire. A smoldering log has been reported and firefighters want to extinguish it completely given the breezy conditions and general low humidity.
September 3, 2015 at 9:39 AM Very breezy conditions today, the fire danger is very high. Please use extreme caution if you operate power tools, mowers etc today. Postpone if possible, otherwise have a hose ready in case of a mishap.
September 3, 2015 at 8:33 AM Cooler through Saturday, then heating up again. Below average temperatures through Saturday as a weather system impacts the region. Showers and thunderstorms possible across the northern portion of the state Friday into Saturday morning. Warmer weather returns Sunday into next week.
September 2, 2015 at 6:57 PM Firefighters looking for the reported vegetation fire were unable to locate it. Nothing visible in the area. Resources are being canceled, returning to their respective stations.
September 2, 2015 at 6:48 PM Full wildland dispatch, including aerial resources, to a reported vegetation fire on Hwy 49 and Oak Drive in Grass Valley.
September 2, 2015 at 4:36 PM Butte County Fire crews battled a wildland fire that threatened several structures on the 600 block of Mission Olive Rd in Oroville. Aircraft and ground crews held the fire at 51 acres and limited damage to one travel trailer. Crews will remain at scene throughout the night. As of 4:30 pm, the fire is 80% contained. The cause of the fire is under investigation. CHP, Plumas National Forest , Butte County Public Works and PG&E assisted CAL FIRE Butte Unit.
September 2, 2015 at 2:48 PM The Olive Fire IC reports 30 acres, fire slowed with efforts of air & ground resources. Still working to have line completely around the fire. The fire is in Butte County, Olive Tree x Mission Olive, east of Oroville. Structure threat has been mitigated.
September 2, 2015 at 2:29 PM Air Attack and tankers are returning from a small fire in Butte County. There is no fire in Nevada or Yuba County at this time.
September 2, 2015 at 10:47 AM 2,043 customers still without power from Red Dog to Scotts Flat up to Hwy 20. PG&E estimates power to be restored by 1:15 pm.
September 2, 2015 at 8:34 AM Fall-like temperatures into Saturday, warming up Sunday and Labor Day. Temperatures will cool to below average the remainder of the week as a weather system moves into the region. Most showers associated with the system are expected to remain across the far northern portion of the state Friday into early Saturday. Milder conditions return for the latter portion of the Labor Day weekend.
September 2, 2015 at 8:14 AM PG&E is working to reroute power and reduce the number of customers affected by the outage.
September 2, 2015 at 8:02 AM PG&E update: 3,637 customers without power in the Nevada City area. The outage affects the eastern portion of Nevada City, all of Scotts Flat, portions of Brunswick Basin.
September 2, 2015 at 7:58 AM Power outage affecting a large portion of Nevada City, from Gracie Road, to Hwy 20 and the vicinity of the Washington Ridge Camp. Includes the Red Dog area. No cause or total number of homes affected yet.
September 2, 2015 at 7:40 AM Red Flag Warning in effect from 11 am this morning to 7 pm this evening for gusty winds and low humidity for the Tahoe basin. The National Weather Service in Reno has issued a Red Flag Warning for gusty winds and low humidity, which is in effect from 11 am this morning to 7 pm this evening. Affected area: Fire zone 272 Greater Lake Tahoe Area. Winds: southwest to west 15 to 25 mph with gusts to 35 mph.
September 1, 2015 at 7:10 PM Air Attack, helicopter and tanker released.
September 1, 2015 at 6:47 PM Second helicopter has been canceled by Air Attack. One helicopter and one tanker continue to assist the firefighters on the ground. Good progress is being made in containing the wildland fire. Numerous engines working on the commercial structure and the pile of lumber/wood stumps.
September 1, 2015 at 6:31 PM Traffic control now on Fiddyment Road and Athens Ave in Lincoln because of the fire.
September 1, 2015 at 6:23 PM Air Attack 230 is over the fire, requesting 1 additional tanker and 1 additional helicopter. Reporting 1 structure and approximately 10 acres of wildland, burning at a moderate rate of spread.
September 1, 2015 at 6:04 PM Air Attack 230 will fly to a small vegetation fire in the Thunder Valley Casino area. Reported as a woodpile on fire with some extension to the wildland.
September 1, 2015 at 5:02 PM September is National Preparedness Month. The National Weather Service in Sacramento, thanks to the world's most interesting cat Chester (according to his human), is sharing a tip a day with us.
September 1, 2015 at 4:06 PM Deer in the westbound Sr20 / Rough And Ready Hwy.
September 1, 2015 at 12:02 PM Vehicle accident on Hwy 49, in front of Kilroy's in Grass Valley. Emergency personnel en route.
September 1, 2015 at 10:48 AM Black Kia into a tree at Hwy 49 and Wolf Road. Also, a silver Ford Focus vs a deer on the 10200 block of Combie Rd. Units en route.
September 1, 2015 at 10:18 AM Firefighter are at scene of a 2 acre fire on Rich Gulch Rd in Concow (Butte County)
September 1, 2015 at 9:52 AM As a reminder, meteorological Fall may be here, but the outdoor burn ban remains in effect.
September 1, 2015 at 9:10 AM Smoke and hazy conditions in Tahoe due to the Rough Fire. Conditions should improve this afternoon.
September 1, 2015 at 8:16 AM Reader Chrisan is reporting a traffic accident on Hwy 49, near Alta Sierra Drive. Traffic is backed up and an air ambulance has just landed.
September 1, 2015 at 8:09 AM Well below normal temps for mid-week, warming up for holiday weekend. Temperatures will cool to well below normal by mid-week as another weather system moves into the region. Most of the showers are expected to remain across the far northern portion of the state. Milder conditions will return for the Labor Day weekend.
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