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Happening Now - May 2016


By: YubaNet

Happening Now is a feature designed to bring updates, announcements and info on news items throughout the day.

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May 3, 2016 at 6:32 PM Hwy 174 is clear again, both lanes are open.

May 3, 2016 at 6:18 PM Emergency services are starting to release some of the resources at the Hwy 174 accident. Two patients are being transported to Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital.

May 3, 2016 at 5:56 PM Vehicle accident on Hwy 174 near Powerline Road. Traffic is backing up and is reduced to one lane, use an alternate route if possible. Three vehicles involved and injuries reported.

May 3, 2016 at 8:42 AM Thunderstorms throughout the week, best chance of rain on Thursday. For NorCal, shower chances are expected to return to the mountains later today as the mid-level cap erodes a bit with the approach of the trough. Shower and thunderstorm chances will likely increase Wednesday through the remainder of the week as the low passes to our south.

May 2, 2016 at 8:26 AM The Truckee Ranger District is planning to burn 40-50 acres of understory vegetation near Russel Valley/Stampede Reservoir (T19N 16E sec 36) Monday and Tuesday, May 2nd and 3rd, 2016. The prescribed fire will only take place if weather, fuel conditions and smoke dispersal remains favorable.

May 2, 2016 at 7:14 AM Thunderstorms possible today and tomorrow. Threat of afternoon showers and thunderstorms continues over the mountains into Tuesday, then a more widespread chance Wednesday into Friday. Cooling to near average by mid-week.

May 1, 2016 at 10:28 PM After further evaluation, only one additional engine requested to the fire on Banner Lava Cap, all other units still en route can cancel and return to their stations.

May 1, 2016 at 10:22 PM Two-story wood home, approximately 25% involved, according to the first unit at scene on Banner Lava Cap.

May 1, 2016 at 10:19 PM Fire on Banner Lava Cap is possibly caused by a sparking transformer, firefighters have been advised of the electrical hazard.

May 1, 2016 at 10:16 PM Residential structure fire on the 14300 block of Banner Lava Cap, flames showing. Engines are en route.

May 1, 2016 at 7:02 PM May 1, 2016 at 8:12 PM Potential gas hazard, odor of gas in a house on Boulder Street, across from Park Ave in Nevada City. Engines en route.

May 1, 2016 at 4:36 PM At 4:25 pm, Doppler Radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm over Colfax, or 8 miles southeast of Grass Valley, moving northwest at 10 mph. Half inch hail and winds in excess of 30 mph will be possible with this storm. Locations impacted include: Grass Valley, Colfax, Alta Sierra, Rough & Ready, Nevada City, North San Juan and Penn Valley.

May 1, 2016 at 3:14 PM Some engines are being released, Grass Valley Engine 1 and 2 are returning to their stations.

May 1, 2016 at 3:12 PM The fire on Big Oak Drive is now fully contained. Firefighters will remain on scene approximately another 2 hours for overhaul and mop-up.

Photo courtesy Julie Siegenthaler
May 1, 2016 at 2:45 PM Progress reported at the structure fire on Big Oak Drive, still working on knocking down the fire. The Incident Commander can handle with the resources currently at scene. One patient was checked out by medics and declined transport to the hospital. The source of the fire is under investigation.

May 1, 2016 at 2:24 PM Numerous engines on scene at the Big Oak Drive fire, the structure is fully involved.

May 1, 2016 at 2:11 PM Residential structure fire on the 23300 block of Big Oak Drive in Penn Valley, first unit at scene reports heavy smoke showing. Additional units arriving now.

May 1, 2016 at 8:40 AM Burn Permits Required starting May 1st in Nevada, Yuba, Placer, Sutter and Sierra counties! Due to currently dry weather conditions and an increased flammability of dry forest fuels and grasses in the region, CAL FIRE will require a valid burn permit for outdoor open residential burning within the State Responsibility Area of Nevada, Yuba, Placer, Sutter and Sierra Counties. This permit requirement takes effect Sunday, May 1, 2016, and will remain in effect until rescinded or the suspension of burning is declared. The permit requirement includes all private residential outdoor burning of landscape debris including branches and leaves.


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